Oct 28, 2009
Halloween approaches and as a precursor it’s a great pleasure to be able to post a selection of interior illustrations from Der Orchideengarten, courtesy of Will at A Journey Round My Skull. Der Orchideengarten was a German magazine of weird fiction which ran for 51 issues from 1919 to 1921 and whose existence today is [...]
Jun 8, 2009
Las Meninas (1656) by Diego Velázquez. The sight of one of Picasso’s many versions of Las Meninas (The Maids of Honour) by Velázquez earlier this week prompts this post. An endlessly fascinating painting whose influence runs through three hundred years of art history. That influence isn’t so surprising if you consider this as a painter’s [...]
Jun 28, 2008
It’s official: “Goya work” was painted by his pupil
Jun 25, 2008
Giant of a painting, but is it by Goya or his assistant? | That question again.
Apr 15, 2008
Is Goya masterpiece just a colossal mistake? | Panic over El Coloso.
Aug 31, 2007
Before the Law from The Trial (1962). I’d wanted to write something about this pair of animators last year but at the time there was none of their work available for online viewing. This situation has now been remedied thanks to the ubiquitous YouTube. This is Kafka-related once again since most people have seen Alexeieff/Parker’s [...]
May 1, 2007
Fantastic Art (1973). Cover: Earth by Arcimboldo. I’d thought of writing something about this book series even before I started this weblog since there’s very little information to be found about it online. I can’t compete with the serious Penguin-heads—and I’m not much of a dedicated book collector anyway—but I do have a decent collection [...]
Jan 30, 2007
HP Lovecraft by Virgil Finlay, 1937.