{ feuilleton }

Avatar

• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.


 

Lussuria, Invidia, Superbia

lussuria.jpg

Or Lust (1919), Envy (1919) and Pride (1918). Very Beardsley-esque posters by Carlo Nicco for a series of Italian films from the silent era starring Francesca Bertini. Doubtless the prolific Ms. Bertini’s demonstrations of the Seven Deadly Sins inspired similar promotional artwork for the other films in the series but these are the only ones visible from this Flickr collection of Italian cinema memorabilia. As with Alla Nazimova’s Salomé (and Gabriel D’Annunzio’s excessive Salammbô-esque epic, Cabiria), this confirms again that fin de siècle Decadence lived on in the early days of cinema, having been banished (for a time) from the worlds of art and literature.

Via Fabulon. (Thanks Thom!)

invidia.jpg

superbia.jpg

Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The illustrators archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Alla Nazimova’s Salomé
The art of Giulio Aristide Sartorio, 1860–1932
Metropolis posters

 


 

Posted in {art}, {beardsley}, {black and white}, {film}, {illustrators}.

Tags: , , , , .

 


 


 

One comment or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Androgyn

    gravatar

    mi sono permessa di inserire le tue immagini nel mio blog

    un saluto

    Androgyn

    vienimi a trovare e dimmi il tuo parere..

 


 

tracker

 


 

“feed your head”