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Aubrey Beardsley’s Macabre Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories (1894)

11/08/2016 3 Σχόλια

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September 30th, 2015

http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/aubrey-beardsleys-macabre-illustrations-of-edgar-allan-poes-short-stories-1894.html

Earlier this month, we featured Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play Salome as illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley in 1894. Though Beardsley’s short life and career would end a scant four years later at the age of 25, the illustrator still had more than enough time to develop a clear and bold, yet elaborate and even decadent style, still immediately recognizable and deeply influential today.

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Harry Clarke’s 1926 Illustrations of Goethe’sFaust: Art That Inspired the Psychedelic 60s

18/05/2016 Σχολιάστε

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September 14th, 2015

 

Evoking the playful grotesques of Shel Silverstein, the gothic gloom of Neil Gaiman’sSandman comics, the occult beauty of the Rider-Waite tarot deck, and the hidden horrors of H.P. Lovecraft, Harry Clarke’s illustrations for a 1926 edition of Goethe’s Faust are said to have inspired the psychedelic imagery of the 60s. And one can easily see why Clarke’s disturbing yet elegant images would appeal to people seeking altered states of consciousness. Clarke, born in Dublin in 1889, came to prominence as an illustrator of imaginative literature—by Hans Christian Andersen, Edgar Allan Poe, and others—though he worked primarily as a designer, with his brother, of stained glass windows. Faust was the last book he illustrated, and the most fantastic.

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Salvador Dalí Illustrates Don Quixote / Stunning Vintage Illustrations of Don Quixote by Roc Riera Rojas

03/04/2016 1 Σχολιο

by Maria Popova

The art of fighting surrealist windmills.

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Illustrations in the Beagle Library

12/03/2015 1 Σχολιο
 

 

  

The Beagle library was also a rich visual gallery of illustrations and maps. Many of the works were beautifully illustrated with woodcuts or engravings of animals or scenes of exotic lands. The online Beagle library now allows anyone to see the amazing range of images that Darwin poured over during the voyage of the Beagle.

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