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The art of A. Reinheimer

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Who was A. Reinheimer? That’s a good question to which I have no answer other than telling you that he or she was an illustrator for German humour periodical Fliegende Blätter circa 1900. These drawings caught my eye for being rare examples of the Art Nouveau style deployed for comedic purposes. The intent was no doubt to poke some fun at the style itself—most of these pictures depict contemporary scenes in the “modern style”—but they’re also good compositions which could easily work as more typical Art Nouveau illustrations if their cartoony qualities were reduced. All the pages are from the University of Heidelberg digital archives which has a complete run of the magazine from 1844–1944.

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  1. #1 posted by turquoise children

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    Nice and unexpected discovery! Thanks.

 


 

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