January 23, 2012

Helgi Thorgils Fridjónsson



2009 self-portrait by Icelandic artist Helgi Thorgils Fridjónsson, via a recent Czech exhibit of his works

Bagaría on Mars

This is a martian-heavy companion to my huge 50 Watts post on Spanish caricaturist Luis Bagaria. Most are from the 1924 series "Bagaría on Mars."


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1920s


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1924


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1920s


Luis Bagaria, drawing, 1920s


This is a martian-heavy companion to my huge 50 Watts post on Spanish caricaturist Luis Bagaria. Go there for more info and images.

January 20, 2012

Mikalojus Vilutis 2

Here's my promised post of earlier work by Lithuanian artist Mikalojus Vilutis (born 1944). I've gathered them from around the net, mostly from an auction house (so some of them are watermarked). Here's the Illustrarium page for Mikalojus Vilutis, who is known as a master of sillkscreen/serigraphy (the method used for most of the works featured here).

See the first post


1973



1973





1971


1973


1978


1990


1984


1995


'Fortune Teller,' 1991


1989







See the first post

January 16, 2012

Hiroshi Manabe

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Hiroshi Manabe, magazine cover, 1980




Hiroshi Manabe, workbook




Hiroshi Manabe, illus for Mars Chronicle magazine,1985





Hiroshi Manabe




I featured this last one in the first Space Teriyaki post:



Bio by Ben Ettinger

Hiroshi Manabe 真鍋博
1932-2000. Born in Ehime prefecture.

Manabe is one of the most famous illustrators of the postwar period, having been the person who brought a certain degree of respectability to the art of the book illustration. He pioneered his own personal style characterized by highly colorful scenes full of clean, flowing lines, where both man and nature are uniformly stylized in a way that seems to speak of his very personal idealistic, hopeful stance towards the future. (This blazing 1960s vision of the future is lovingly recaptured in Mind Game.) He was extremely prolific as a book cover designer, designing the covers for many novels by famous alternative sci-fi writers Shin'ichi Hoshi and Yasutaka Tsutsui, and was outspoken on various issues, authoring numerous of his own nonfiction tomes. Born and raised in the rural city of Niihama on the north side of Shikoku, Manabe's art has become a part of the landscape of his hometown, both figuratively and literally, as his illustrations decorate various installations around the city, including the Niihama Women's Plaza and an anti-nuclear arms monument in the central park. [via]

This is a supplement to my ongoing 50 Watts' series "Space Teriyaki." These illustrations are from the late 70s to mid-80s.

January 10, 2012

Egene Koo


I found myself browsing a lot of Korean art today. It can be maddening to translate names.

Here's a work by Egene Koo.

On 50 Watts: The Diagram Queen, works by Korean artist Minjeong An (born 1981)

January 6, 2012

Alfred Jarry Bio



I haven't had a chance to properly flip through it let alone read it, but I didn't want to go too long without mentioning this bio of Patron Saint Alfred Jarry by Patron Saint Alastair Brotchie of Atlas Press.

(Currently in the middle of: Death Comes for the Archbishop, Rameau's Nephew, and A Voice Through A Cloud...the last book way too overwhelming to read in bed, I learned last night.)

January 2, 2012

Unurthed




I've been happily digging through the archives of the wide-ranging art blog Unurthed.

This is a Basohli painting ca. 1700. For very different Basohli paintings see this recent 50 Watts post.