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A Trip to Mars

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A floating Martian city from Letters from the Planets (1890) by WS Lach-Szyrma. Illustration by Paul Handy. In honour of the remarkable landing on Mars of the Curiosity Rover, a handful of random illustrations from the vast stock of imagery generated by the Red Planet over the past century-and-a-half. When it comes to Mars I’m […]

Posted in {architecture}, {art}, {books}, {illustrators}, {magazines}, {science fiction}, {science} | 2 comments »

 


Max Klinger’s New Salomé

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The New Salomé (1887–1888) by Max Klinger. The German Symbolist Max Klinger (1857–1920) is celebrated today for the etchings which comprise his Ein Handschuh (A Glove) series, ten prints that in their curious details and dream-like quality prefigure Surrealism and Giorgio de Chirico’s “metaphysical” paintings. During his life Klinger was highly regarded for his sculpture […]

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Wild Salomés

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So there’s a poster for Al Pacino’s forthcoming drama-documentary about the Oscar Wilde play but I’ve yet to see any release details. The tagline connects Salomé with The Ballad of Reading Gaol: “We kill the thing we love.” Searching around for posters turned up this item for an Italian-French co-production of the Wilde play directed […]

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Harry Lachman’s Inferno

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Looking at Willy Pogány’s work last week I was reminded that as well as illustrating books he worked in Hollywood for a while as an art director and set designer. Among those jobs was a credit for “Technical staff” on the only film for which director Harry Lachman is remembered today, a curious 1935 melodrama, […]

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