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Tooropia

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The Sphinx (1895).

The Dutch Symbolist isn’t a stranger to these pages but every so often a drawing or painting by Jan Toorop draws attention to itself. The Sphinx above is oft-reproduced but you don’t always see it in colour or at a size that does justice to its detail. De Staatskas (below) is a caricature I hadn’t seen before, an unusual piece whose background is filled with stringed instruments that are also smoking chimneys.

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Desire and Satisfaction (1893).

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De Staatskas (1895).

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Poster for Venise Sauvée (1895).

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The Dreamer (1897).

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Een Droom (1899) by Henri Borel.

Previously on { feuilleton }
New Life for the Decadents by Philippe Jullian
More from the Decadent Dutch
More decorated books from the Netherlands

 


 

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