fore-edge painting: a disappearing art

Martin Frost is an artists and his speciality is fore-edge painting. Fore-edge painting is when an artists paints a scene on the edges of a book that are typically hidden from view, unless you know the secret of how to reveal them! This style of art dates back to 1660 but became very popular in the 18th century. Martin is the only commercial fore-edge painter that is still creating these masterpieces on the edges of books. So the next time you’re in a bookstore or library, try to see if any of the books have any hidden fore-edge paintings!