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The art of Rafael Romero Calvet, 1885–1925

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Recent picture research turned up another illustrator whose work I hadn’t seen before. Rafael Romero Calvet was Spanish, and the dates above aren’t necessarily accurate (he may have been born in 1884). He did die young, however, and probably too soon to make more of an impact outside the magazines he was working for. The covers here are all from Los Contemporáneos, a Spanish publication that ran from 1909 to 1926. Many of Calvet’s covers—dating from 1909–1910—are grotesque and macabre enough to suit Der Orchideengarten, although that magazine wouldn’t be launched for another ten years.

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There’s more of Calvet’s work at Wikimedia Commons, while this feature at Collectors Weekly has a glimpse of his cover for Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal.

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  1. #1 posted by The joey Zone

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    Every one stunning–”Eros” *ouch*! The other 2 links provided yield similar:
    The 7th May 1909 cover for Los Contemporáneos is almost HODGSONian by way of SIME,
    the 1910 poster for Imprenta Artística Española
    etc ETC!

  2. #2 posted by John

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    I thought the style might interest you. I was also thinking of Sime with some of them. Would be nice to see the interiors since he seems to have illustrated those as well. I did find one whole magazine online (although I seem to have misplaced the link…) so there may be more.

 




 

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