May 27, 2010

Image Dive 7


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05 Denise Bellon, Jean Benoit in Necrophiliac's Costume, 1965
Denise Bellon, Jean Benoit in Necrophiliac's Costume, 1965



01 Julio Ruelas, Las Critica (Criticism), 1906, etching
Julio Ruelas, Las Critica, 1906, etching



02 Masson, cover for Glossaire j'y serre mes gloses (Glossary - where my gloss err) by Leiris, 1939
Masson, cover for Glossaire j'y serre mes gloses by Michel Leiris, 1939



03 Masson, "Amour," a page from Glossaire j'y serre mes gloses (Glossary - where my gloss err) by Leiris, 1939
Masson, "Amour," a page from Glossaire j'y serre mes gloses by Leiris, 1939



04 Francis Picabia, drawing for Litterature cover, 1923
Francis Picabia, drawing for Litterature cover, 1923



06 Jindrich Styrsky, cover for Brouk
Jindrich Styrsky, cover for Bohuslav Brouk



07 Jindrich Styrsky, cover for Fantomas
Jindrich Styrsky, cover for Fantomas



08 Josef Vachal, Mystical Fortune-Telling Cards, 1911 1
Josef Vachal, Mystical Fortune-Telling Cards, 1911 1

See also The Monk and the Ghost


09 Josef Vachal, Mystical Fortune-Telling Cards, 1911 2
Josef Vachal, Mystical Fortune-Telling Cards, 1911 2



10 John Buckland Wright, 1935, Beauty's Anadems
John Buckland Wright, 1935, Beauty's Anadems (engraved woodblock)
I think I found this at the University of Florida library

Recently featured his works for Poe


11 Christoph Jamnitzer, Zwei Manne aus dem, Neuw Grottebken Buch, 1610
Christoph Jamnitzer, Zwei Manne aus dem, Neuw Grottebken Buch, 1610

Sorry for the bad quality here. If I remember correctly I scanned a thumbnail from a German caricature book. Giornale Nuovo covered this material in 2005.


12 Champalal, 1915, Sanjhi or Phul Mandali viewing
Champalal, 1915, Sanjhi or Phul Mandali viewing

Two images from the book The Artists of Nathadwara. (Nothing else in the book looks quite like these, unfortunately.)

13 Champalal, 1915 (Dan, Lila manorath)
Champalal, 1915 (Dan, Lila manorath)



14 Herbert Bayer, cover for Dec.39-Jan.40 issue of PM magazine
Herbert Bayer, cover for Dec.39-Jan.40 issue of PM magazine

see also Seven Convolutions


15 Alex Steinweiss for AD magazine, 1941
Alex Steinweiss for AD magazine, 1941

Jacob McMurray turned me on to Steinweiss's amazing album covers. I found this in a book on modern American graphic design.


16 CA, The Journal of Commercial Art, August 1959, issue 1, cover by Freeman Craw
CA, The Journal of Commercial Art, August 1959, issue 1, cover by Freeman Craw

also see this nice flickr set of CA covers from fast-times



17 Polish Writing Today (Penguin paperback 2752), cover by John Sewell, 1967
Polish Writing Today (Penguin paperback 2752), cover by John Sewell, 1967

By request of a LibraryThing friend who said the Penguin Paperback Spotters' Guild needed this cover to (nearly) complete its collection. Sewell did a lot of covers for Calder (including this Walser cover). The back cover is interesting (hilarious) for Penguin's plea for people to read translations.


18 Lewis Heriz, Vegan Robot (beatmag)
Lewis Heriz, Vegan Robot (made for Beat Mag)

Thanks Lewis!


19 Max Walter Svanberg, The String of Pearls of the Imaginative Conversation, 1953 (watercolor and pastel on paper)
Max Walter Svanberg, The String of Pearls of the Imaginative Conversation, 1953 (watercolor and pastel on paper)



20 Oscar Dominguez, Nostalgia for Space, 1939
Oscar Dominguez, Nostalgia for Space, 1939



21 Plan du port du Carenage ou petit cul de sac de l'Isle Se. Lucie
Plan du port du Carenage ou petit cul de sac de l'Isle Se. Lucie



22 Homer Boss, illus. for Heaven Folk by Waldemar Bonsels, 1924
Homer Boss, illus. for Heaven Folk by Waldemar Bonsels, 1924

An odd book I recently picked up and know nothing about yet. This the frontispiece, one of four color plates. The caption reads: "They saw a tiny, tiny mortal standing pale and speechless."


23 John Roddam Spencer Stanhope - The vision of Ezekiel - Valley of the Dry Bones
John Roddam Spencer Stanhope - The vision of Ezekiel - Valley of the Dry Bones

Compliments of frequent AJRMS contributor Richard Sica


24 Jose Clemete Orozco, Cristo Destruye Su Cruz (Christ Destroying His Cross), 1932-34, mural, Dartmouth College
Jose Clemete Orozco, Cristo Destruye Su Cruz (Christ Destroying His Cross), 1932-34, mural, Dartmouth College

I found the handful of Latin American works featured in this post in the giant book Latin American Art.


25 Marco Tobon Mejia, Murcielago (bat), c. 1910, bronze
Marco Tobon Mejia, Murcielago (bat), c. 1910, bronze


Previous dives: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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7 comments:

  1. Incredibly intriguing. Where do you find all these?
    The first made me think of Dali.

    Have a wonderful day:)

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  2. Thanks for the post, I especially enjoyed Freeman Craw's Journal of Commercial Art cover.

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  3. That was an intriguing mix. All those surrealists plus Váchal plus all the miscellaneous items.

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  4. Thanks for taking us on this dive with you. Masson's works are particularly stunning!

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