Saturday, March 18, 2017

Alberto Martini (1876 - 1954)

Alberto Martini - Death - The tragedy of force, from "Mysteries" 1914Death - The tragedy of force, from "Mysteries" 1914

Alberto Martini - Grotesque 2, 1915Grotesque, 1915

Alberto Martini - Illustration from "Between Thee And Him Alone" published in "Raw Edges" by Perceval Landon, 1908Illustration from "Between Thee And Him Alone" published in "Raw Edges" by Perceval Landon, 1908

Alberto Martini - Ex libris diablerie for Irene Dwen Pace, 1949Ex libris diablerie for Irene Dwen Pace, 1949

Alberto Martini - The Sold VirginThe Sold Virgin

Alberto Martini - Madness, 1914Madness, 1914

Alberto Martini - Illustration from "The Gyroscope" published in "Raw Edges" by Perceval Landon, 1908Illustration from "The Gyroscope" published in "Raw Edges" by Perceval Landon, 1908

Alberto Martini - Illustration from "Railhead" published in "Raw Edges" by Perceval Landon, 1908Illustration from "Railhead" published in "Raw Edges" by Perceval Landon, 1908

Alberto Martini - Illustration from "Thurnley Abbey" published in Raw Edges by Perceval Landon, 1908Illustration from "Thurnley Abbey" published in Raw Edges by Perceval Landon, 1908

Alberto Martini - The Mermaid and MoskoThe Mermaid and Mosko

Alberto Martini - Grotesque, Mask, 1915Grotesque, Mask, 1915

Alberto Martini - Animation, 1915Animation, 1915

Alberto Martini - Aglauros Became Rock, 1947Aglauros Became Rock, 1947

Alberto Martini - Business Cards for Domenico Longo and Vittorio Pica, 1915Business Cards for Domenico Longo and Vittorio Pica, 1915

Alberto Martini - Human Heart, Frontpiece for The Mysteries, 1915Human Heart, Frontpiece for The Mysteries, 1915

Alberto Martini - Witch, 1915Witch, 1915

Alberto Martini - Traviso, 1914Traviso, 1914

Alberto Martini - But now that I'm awake, 1910But now that I'm awake, 1910


"Alberto Martini (November 24, 1876 – November 8, 1954) was an Italian painter, engraver, illustrator and graphic designer. Critics have described Martini's range of work from "elegant and epic" to "grotesque and macabre" and consider him one of the precursors of Surrealism." - quote source



Previous posts on Alberto Martini include the following..

Danza Macabra Europea (1915)
Edgar Allan Poe Illustrations (1905)
Illustrations from Dante's Divine Comedy (1937)
Birth - Human Suffering (1923) 

 

Monday, March 06, 2017

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Ogre 1

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Ogre 2
Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Ogre 3

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Ogre 4

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Underground Monster 1

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Underground Monster 2

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Underground Monster 3

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Underground Monster 4

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Witch 1

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Witch 2

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Witch 3

Reggie Oliver - The Hauntings at Tankerton Park, Witch 4

 Zagava Books recently published "The Hauntings at Tankerton Park" written and illustrated by Reggie Oliver.  In place of a description I will provide a quote from the author that best summarizes the book..

“I just finished the last of the ninety odd drawings for a sort of children’s book entitled: The Hauntings at Tankerton Park – and how they got rid of them, a tale in verse… The words I wrote some time ago but the drawings have taken ages. I say ‘sort of’ children’s book because I wrote and drew it really to amuse myself and though it’s just the sort of book that I would have loved as a child, I was a peculiar sort of child (still am) and it might be too macabre for some. It is about a Victorian haunted house, quite mad and part of it is a rhyming alphabet.”
—Reggie Oliver


The book opens with the following text..

“In the year Eighteen ninety, a banker called Clark 
Bought a place in the country called Tankerton Park 
Mr Clark, Mrs Clark, with Laura and Faye 
Their two little daughters, moved in one March day.
And with them came Ron, their pet dog, and a horse
And the usual posse of servants of course.
They found the place elegant roomy and smart,
But terribly troublesome right from the start.
Some quite inexplicable things would appear
Which struck the whole household with horror and fear
The strangest thing was that they could record a
Sequence of haunts in alphabet order”


 The Hauntings at Tankerton Park can be purchased at the Zagava website here.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Josef Tomasek

Josef Tomasek - Parasol, Monthly and Vetrniku - Meeting With Donors The title "Slunecniku, Mesicniku a Vetrniku - setkani s darcem" apparently translates to.. "Parasol, Monthly and Vetrniku - Meeting With Donors"

A small handful of other works by Tomasek can be found here.

Artus Scheiner (1863-1938)

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from "Vo lakomý selce"
Illustration from "Vo lakomy selce"

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from "Matysek a wizard"
Illustration from "Matysek a wizard"

Artus Scheiner - Karel Jaromír Erben- Zlatovláska, Princess Goldie, 2nd illustration
Illustration from Karel Jaromír Erben- Zlatovláska, Princess Goldie

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from "Vo haltravský meluzíně"
Artus Scheiner - Illustration from "Vo haltravsky meluzine"

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from "Kunifer"
Illustration from "Kunifer"

Artus Scheiner - Illustration for Czech National Fairy Tale, from collection by Bozena Nemcova, 1913
Illustration for Czech National Fairy Tale, from collection by Bozena Nemcova, 1913

Artus Scheiner - Illustration (2) for Czech National Fairy Tale, from collection by Bozena Nemcova, 1913
Artus Scheiner - Illustration for Czech National Fairy Tale, from collection by Bozena Nemcova, 1913

Artus Scheiner - Robbers of the Enchanted Forest
Artus Scheiner - Robbers of the Enchanted Forest

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from Karel Jaromir Erben's "Goldilocks and Other Czech Fairy Tales"
Illustration from Karel Jaromir Erben's "Goldilocks and Other Czech Fairy Tales"

Artus Scheiner - Jirka With A Goat
Jirka With A Goat

Artus Scheiner - Illustration (3) for Czech National Fairy Tale, from collection by Bozena Nemcova, 1913
Illustration for Czech National Fairy Tale, from collection by Bozena Nemcova, 1913

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from T. E. Tisovský - King Mouselet And Prince Youth - The Bold Dwarfs´Adventures, 1905
Illustration from T. E. Tisovský - King Mouselet And Prince Youth - The Bold Dwarfs´Adventures, 1905

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from "Rozum a Štěstí"
Illustration from "Rozum a Stesti"

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from J. Š. Kubín´s Under Command Of Magic. 1920's
Illustration from J. S. Kubín´s Under Command Of Magic. 1920's

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from "Tři zlaté vlasy děda Vševěda"
Illustration from "Tri zlate vlasy deda Vseveda"

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from J. Š. Kubín´s Under Command Of Magic, 1920's
Illustration from J. Š. Kubín´s Under Command Of Magic, 1920's

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from "Fairy Tales For Adults" written by Jean Qui RitIllustration from "Fairy Tales For Adults" written by Jean Qui Rit

Artus Scheiner - Illustration from The Magical Gate, 1932

Illustration from The Magical Gate, 1932 Artus Scheiner - Removal of the Trolls, before 1938
Removal of the Trolls, before 1938


A somewhat awkwardly translated biography on the artist can be found at Wikipedia.

Image sources include, Wikimedia Commons, is.muni and 50 Watts.