Any artwork by Austin Briggs is going to be impressive, but this illustration Briggs did for the January 14th, 1961 issue of the Saturday Evening Post really made me stop and say, "Wow!"
No wonder Walt Reed used it as one of his examples for Briggs' listing in The Illustrator in America.
Briggs uses the intensley swirling patterning in the carpet to great effect. Notice how he chose to have no cast shadows under any of the elements sitting on that carpet?
By contrast, the murdered girl, the focal point of the picture, is rendered in light and shade with great attention to detail.
The flattening effect, as well as the unusual camera angle, creates tremendous visual excitement for the eye and the brain to analyze.
My Austin Briggs Flickr set.