Théo van Rysselberghe (French) And
More Theo Van Rysselberghe Paintings
This Belgian neo-impressionist painter is a great artist (bio).
Check out for example the gorgeous colors and brush stokes in the
Four Bathers or the
Kelf. He definitely on my list of favorite artists. What's
weird is that I never even heard of him before last week!
Girl with the tub (1925)
I really like this Australian figurative artist's use of color, composition
and subject matter. More images of his work are available
here and some more recent
I like these, but I wish there were more images.
Yakuza Posters (Plep)
These are wonderful posters.
These are very interesting Amine-esque style illustrations.
Lady Nightingale (2006)
Victoria has a very zany sense of humor and imagination.
St. X9-R (2002)
Liu Yan (Neurastenia)
Nice and colorful.
This is an amazing set of images from Russia with love.
Japanese Medical Woodblock
These are pretty weird.
Chinese Story of Killing
an Adulterous Woman - Yikes!
Realm of the
Henry Darger is the ultimate outsider of the
Movement (Art Brut), which is the main theme in this issue. Darger was a janitor who lived alone in
his second floor room in Chicago,
where he worked nights on his
illustrated tale The Story of the Vivian Girls, which included 12
volumes and some 19,000 pages. The book is also known by the name
Realms of the Unreal. His fascinating work was discovered after his death by
his landlord in 1973. Recently, a movie was made about Darger's life called
In the Realms of the Unreal.
The movie trailers are available
Also, I have the movie in my Netflix queue.
At Jennie Richie,
lost in the wilderness in the dark
At Wickey Sansinia
Jean Dubuffet (bio)
"coined the term Art Brut for artwork produced by non-professionals
working outside aesthetic norms, such as art by mental patients, prisoners,
Deux femmes nues (1942)
Nu chamarré, 1943
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
"Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910-1983) was a visionary artist who created a
vast number of paintings, photographs and sculptural objects that overfilled
his modest house in Milwaukee, a collection undiscovered until shortly after
his death. He worked at a bakery during the day and privately made his
obsessive art in virtual isolation, with the exception of his wife, Marie,
and select relatives and friends."
His Beautiful Wife Marie Posing @1940-50
"Elizabeth Huey's newest paintings are inspired by her research into
American asylums of the 19th century and fueled by her personal
Julianne Rose is an Australian photographer living in Paris. I love
her creative themes like
Flesh And Blood Toy Store Exhibit
This dude is a top door illustrator.
I love her unique style. I need to add her to my favorite artists
Fire Eating Cake Girl
I think Maina is on her way to becoming an excellent illustrator. She
is very talented.
The Library Pool
I saw this altered books link for the Library project on
Boonika. Below are two of the
contributing artists that I found most interesting.
I love her colorful and zany works of art. What a wonderful
Flickr: Photos from Alex
Pour Vous Magazine
Anna May Wong (1929)
Hungarian Posters (Neurastenia)
These are full size scans.
Tungsram Light Bulbs
Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's
Jazz Age Portfolio (Plep)
Josephine Baker in banana skirt
We Read To The Children
"The Hunt Collection is comprised of approximately 7,000 American and
European books for children, dating primarily from the nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries." The web exhibition has five complete children's
books online including the story of Pocahontas below.
Pocahontas by E. Boyd Smith (1906)
Elenore Plaisted Abbott
Elenore Plaisted (1875-1935
was a student of Howard
Pyle, the father of American illustration, at the Drexel Institute. Many
of her illustrations appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, Harper's
Magazine, and Scribner's. Elenore also illustrated books including
Stevenson's Treasure Island and Defoe's
Twelve Dancing Princesses
Laurent Linn is extremely talented artist in both illustration and
3D art, which includes
Muppet show characters and mask made especially for
performance artist Laurie
Anderson (I'm a big fan of Laurie too!).
Jennifer is excellent children's illustrator. Her color selection and
composition skills are top notch.
Blowing A Bubble
Sarah Joncas (Neurastenia)
Chemical Love (2006)
Picturing the First Castaway
This is exhibition of illustrations of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe which
was first published in 1719.
By Alexander F. Lydon (1862)
(Little Hokum Rag)
Hashiguchi Goyō is one of my favorite shin hanga artists.
Here are a few more
Hot Springs (1921)
Chikanobu Toyohara (1897)
Great War : Postcards
There are 451 WWI postcards in this Emory Library collection.