Saturday, July 23, 2016

Antonio Rodríguez Luna (1910 -1985)

Antonio Rodriguez Luna - The Carlist Militiaman, 1937The Carlist Militiaman, 1937

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - The Dictator, 1937The Dictator, 1937

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - The Falangist, 1937The Falangist, 1937

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - The Inquisition [of the Church, 1937The Inquisition [of the Church, 1937

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - Land-Owner, 1938Land-Owner, 1938

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - Andalusian Land-Owner. 1937-38Andalusian Land-Owner. 1937-38

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - Barcelona Air Raid, 1938Barcelona Air Raid, 1938

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - Homage to Bécquer, 1936Homage to Bécquer, 1936

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - The Fifth Column, 1938The Fifth Column, 1938

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - The War, 1938The War, 1938

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - They Also Give Land to the Peasants, 1937They Also Give Land to the Peasants, 1937

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - Oviedo Prison, 1934Oviedo Prison, 1934

Antonio Rodríguez Luna - Air Raid on Colmenar Viejo, 1937Air Raid on Colmenar Viejo, 1937

"Antonio Rodríguez Luna (July 22, 1910 – 1985) was a Spanish painter who developed most of his career while in exile in Mexico during the Spanish Civil War. He began his career young, while still studying in Madrid and before the war had already exhibited in various places in Europe. His opposition to Francisco Franco, forced him into exile, with intellectuals and artists in the country arranging his asylum. His career here included a Guggenheim Fellowship with major exhibitions in Washington DC and New York along with exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Moderno and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico. Despite his success, he never forgot his Spanish roots, with an exhibition in Madrid in 1971 and a return to his hometown of Montoro in 1981, after the death of Franco." - quote source

Artworks found at www.museoreinasofia.es

The first artwork "The Carlist Militiaman" was scanned by myself several years ago from a book I've since forgotten the name of.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Herbert von Reyl-Hanisch - Bad Dream (Böser Traum) 1931

Herbert von Reyl-Hanisch - Bad Dream, 1931
Another painting by the artist was previously shared on Monster Brains.
 
Artwork found at Imkinsky.

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (1855-1938)

Per Gynt og bøygen Per Gynt and Roadblocks, 1893

NOR Så lo de så inderlig godt begge to, NOR Illustrasjon til "Følgesvennen" i P. Chr. Asbjørnsen, Eventyrbog for Børn. Norske Folkeeventyr, København 1887"Then they both laughed heartily, as if they already had the lad on the stake." Illustration for "Companion" in P. Chr. Asbjørnsen , Eventyrbog for Børn . Norwegian Folkeeventyr , Copenhagen, 1887

Erik Theodor Werenskiold - Troll in the Woods, 1895Troll in the Woods, 1895

Erik Theodor Werenskiold - The Troll Lured the Girls with GoldThe Troll Lured the Girls with Gold

"Huttetu! her lukter så kristen manns blod," sa trollet" 'Ugh! Ugh! I smell the smell of Christian blood, ' said the troll." Illustration for "Soria Moria Slot" in P. Chr. Asbjørnsen , Eventyrbog for you Children II . Norwegian Folkeeventyr , Copenhagen, 1884

Erik Theodor Werenskiold - Troll and Three Princesses, illustration from Peter Christen Asbjørnsens "Eventyr,"Troll Witch and Three Princesses, 1900

Senere studie til Trollkjerringa og de tre prinsesseneSketch for Witch and Three Princesses, 1900

Di andre trølla va sjå budeiom og friddellustration of Asbjørnsen and Moe "High Altitude Bill Eder " 1909

"Rettnå kommer månen, så skal jeg spørre ham -""Rettna coming moon , and I'll ask him." Illustration for "Soria Moria Slot" in P. Chr. Asbjørnsen , Eventyrbog for you Children II . Norwegian Folkeeventyr , Copenhagen, 1884

Erik Theodor Werenskiold - Nude Female With TrollsNude Female With Trolls

Erik Theodor Werenskiold - "Ret som det var, kom troldet, saa det suste af det." 1895-1910"Ret som det var, kom troldet, saa det suste af det." 1895-1910

Budeie og trehodet trollMilkmaid and Three-Headed Troll, 1908

Da det ikke var igjen mer enn den siste tråden, kom trollkjerringene fykende og grep etter enden "When there was again more than the last thread, came witches rushing and reached for the end." Illustration for "Companion" in P. Chr. Asbjørnsen , Eventyrbog for Børn . Norwegian Folkeeventyr , Copenhagen, 1887

Sluttvignett. "Den syvende far i huset"The Seventh Father in the Horn. Illustration for "The Seventh Father of the House" 1879

Troll og tre prinsesserTroll and Three Princesses, 1911

Erik Theodor Werenskiold - Troll, 1911Troll, 1911

Småguttene og trolletSofties and Goblins, 1985

Jeg tar dem nok atSketches preparing for "A Night on the Dirt " Norwegian Folkeeventyr , 1894

(verso)Sketches preparing for "A Night on the Dirt " Norwegian Folkeeventyr , 1894

Skisser av trollhoder (verso)Studies of Troll Heads, 1886

"Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) was a Norwegian painter and illustrator. He is especially known for his drawings for the Asbjørnsen and Moe collection of Norske Folkeeventyr, and his illustrations for the Norwegian edition of the Snorri Sturlason Heimskringla.

...Illustrations for Norwegian fairy tales had interested him since his time in Munich, and he now got the opportunity to illustrate Norwegian fairy tales together with Theodor Kittelsen. He illustrated Norwegian folktales (Norske Folkeeventyr) in 1879 and continued with Adventure Tales for Children (Eventyrbog for Børn. Norske Folkeeventyr) by Asbjørnsen and Moe in three volumes during the period 1882–1887. Werenskiold illustrated a new edition of King's Sagas (kongesagae) from Snorre Sturlason and The Family at Gilje (Familjen paa Gilje) (1903) by Jonas Lie." - quote source

You can find many of the above illustrations in the digital copy of "Fairy Tales from the Far North" by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen at archive.org

Most artworks found at Nasjonalmuseet.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pierre Roche (1855-1922)

Pierre Roche - The Nightmare, 1895The Nightmare, 1895

Pierre Roche - Skinned Cat, 1895 Skinned Cat, 1895

Pierre Roche - Mélusine, 1900Mélusine, 1900

Pierre Roche - Siren, 1896Siren, 1896

Pierre Roche - The Medusa, 1912The Medusa, 1912

Pierre Roche - CentaurCentaur

Pierre Roche - The Palace of Dreams, 1909The Palace of Dreams, 1909

Pierre Roche - Apocalypse, 1901 - 22Apocalypse, 1901 - 22

Pierre Roche - La Délivrance, allegorical altarpiece, 1905-1911La Délivrance, allegorical altarpiece, 1905-1911

"This altarpiece, made of lead and bronze reliefs embedded in a large wooden structure and framing a plaster bust, shows the taste of Pierre Roche, artist solid scientific background for experimentation and invention of original processes and reflected his interest in the bas-relief and the links between architecture and sculpture. By 1904, the artist dedicated to victims of the Russo-Japanese war four visions that model the following year under the title of Pride, Envy, Wrath and Greed. They enlisted the three reliefs of La Gourmandise, of Lust and Sloth, and a bust of a woman with braided hair, the hands cut off at the wrist are pasted on the ears, and this has all seven deadly sins in 1905 under the title of Deliverance. In 1910, he will confront his allegorical during the Seven Works of Mercy. idealistic profession of faith and anti-determinist, this Symbolist Vision advocates prayer and introspection to escape the contingencies of everyday life and the bad influences of the outside world." - quote source


"Pierre Roche (Paris, 2 August 1855 - Paris, 18 January 1922), pseudonym of Fernand Massignon, was a French sculptor, painter, ceramist and medallist. He was the father to Louis Massignon.

Roche first studied medicine and chemistry in Paris, but then switched to studying painting at the Académie Julian 1873-1878 under Alfred Roll, and exhibited at the Paris Salon 1884-1889.

In 1888 Roche tried sculpture to compete for a monument to Georges Danton, leading to encouragement by sculptor and teacher Jules Dalou. He went on to produce a number of commissioned works, like the fountain April (1906) in the Musée Galliera gardens, and L'Effort (c.1898) in the Jardin du Luxembourg." - quote source



Images found at Gallica and Roubaix La Piscine.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Eduard Wiiralt (1898-1954)

Eduard Wiiralt - Hell, 1932Hell, 1932

Eduard Wiiralt - Cabaret, 1931Cabaret, 1931


Põrgu (Hell) 1983 from Aeron Alfrey on Vimeo.


 The above animation was created by Rein Raamat, also responsible for the previously shared animated short "Suur Tõll" made a few years prior to Põrgu.

"Põrgu (Hell) is an Estonian animation film by Rein Raamat, Tallinnfilm, 1983. So grotesque and sexual, this animation brings to life three infernally beautiful engravings –  ”The Preacher“, “Cabaret” and “Hell” – created by the Estonian artist Eduard Viiralt in the early 1930s.

Both the engravings and the animation film were created in the time of great uncertainties: in the 1930s Viiralt was reacting to the anticipation of the War; in the 1980s Raamat was having a presentiment of the chaos the USSR’s collapse would bring about. Both Raamat´s and Viiralt´s artworks depict a feast in the time of plague, indulging in surrealistically satirical representations of people’s vices." - quote source

Artworks found at Blouin Art Info and Ader Nordmann


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

(Suur Tõll) Toll the Great, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Front Cover - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 01 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 02 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 03 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 04 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 05 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 06 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 07 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 08 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 09 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 10 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 11 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 12 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 13 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 14 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 15 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 16 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 17 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 18 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 19 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 20 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 21 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 22 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 23 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 24 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 25 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Page 26 - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982

Tõll the Great - Back Cover - Written by Rein Raamat, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982


"Toell the Great (Estonian: Suur Tõll) in Estonian mythology is a great giant hero who lived according to the legend on the Baltic Sea island of Saaremaa (Ösel).

He lived in Tõlluste village with his wife Piret. He tossed huge rocks everywhere, mostly aiming for his archenemy Vanatühi or other enemies of Saaremaa people. Tõll was king of Saaremaa but he lived as common farmer. He often visited his brother Leiger on the neighboring Hiiumaa (Dagö) island. He was so tall that he could almost walk there (The distance is something about 5 to 6 km long). His walking stick was a 5 fathom spruce tree trunk.

Tõll was always kind and ready to help, but very hot-tempered. He loved to eat cabbage, drink beer and go to the sauna (his wife was always busy gathering him sauna stove rocks).

When an enemy decapitated him, he put his head on his sword and walked to his grave, which is supposed to be somewhere in Tõlluste. When Tõll died, he promised to rise from grave and help people in case of war. But naughty children made fun of him by yelling "Tõll, Tõll, wake up, there is a war in the yard". Tõll rose, grew angry and went back to his grave, swearing never to come back." - quote source

Original book scans found thanks to Grezeh.

I previously shared this book in 2007.  Jüri Arrak was also among the first artists that I shared on Monster Brains and many of the links still work in this previous post on the artist from 2006. 

Below you will find an animated version of Jüri Arrak's vision of the Estonian legend, released close to the publication of the book. 


Suur Tõll (Tyll the Giant) 1980 from Aeron Alfrey on Vimeo.

Suur Tõll (English: Tyll the Giant) is a Soviet era Estonian animated movie about an ancient Estonian folk tall involving the giant hero Tõll the Great, created by Tallinnfilm in 1980. The film was directed by Rein Raamat, the main artist was Jüri Arrak and the music was composed by Lepo Sumera. - partial quote source