Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Night

This is "The Night", as it was 99 years ago . . .

Gruber_ 1915

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


I love spooky scenes in art, as long they're not violent. This one is yummy spooky—called Lithuania by Artur Grottger, 1864

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Not by Mucha

This piece is what art elitists would think of as lowbrow art, kitsch, or art for the masses.

Yeah . . . so?

I think it's a charming Art Nouveau graphic that isn't by Mucha for a change. It's from an old postcard.

1903-ish, artist: I. Dunno.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Handsome Is as Handsome Does

A handsome character sketch of a handsome rake of a character...

Anton von Werner — 1875

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Mountain Spirit

This is a freaky cool German ad from 1917. Attention getting, ey?

Friday, August 8, 2014

Go Figure!

This art looks like it was drawn by Peter de Sève, for the New Yorker or such. Yet it was drawn by Otto Flechtner some 98 years ago. 
Go figure!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

They Seized the Woman and Made Her a Goddess!

Riders of the Wind by Elswyth Thane was published in 1927 and was a property that was optioned by The Banner Group. There was an effort to shop it around for a movie, but I don't see that it was ever made—though modern reviews of the book are positive. 

This ad in a movie promotional book is quite striking for its Art Deco/Nouveau-esque qualities. This ad is rare and lovely, is it not?