Beautiful. Thanks so much for the link to the Simplicissimus archive and a wonderful blog.
There is so much emotion in these illustrations! Am also fascinated by the makeup on the ladies' faces. Would be fun to do some editorial photography inspired by these.
Beautiful, inspiring stuff. Love the emotion and wonderful linework - really ads a nice energy to it.
some images like these weresimilar to the graphics on my grandmother's wallpaper inher bathroom...they scared thehell out of me as a child.I thought they were ghosts.
Fascinating! Espescially if one considers his skeptical approach to the theatre world in his 50s drawings.
Very erotic and decadent.
oh these are so amazing. wonderful. i'd only come across 3 of his before and i like none of them as much as these. thanks. i am now off to follow your referrals.