Franz von Stuck on Wiki Commons and
The Gallery of Franz von
Stuck on Tripod [Bio]
These are two collections of the remarkable art of German
Symbolist/Art Nouveau artist Franz von Stuck.
The Sin (1893)
Isn't this painting of Mary gorgeous?
Mary with Red Hat (1902)
I love the unusual colors in Susanna in the Bath.
Susanna in the bath (1913)
Haeckel - Wanderbilder
Volcano Tandikat West
coast of Sumatra (1904)
"The natural miracles of the tropical world of Ceylon and Insulinde." Ernst
Haeckel (pronounced Heckle) was a 19th century biologist and
contemporary of Charles Darwin. He is one of the founding fathers of
the racist and elitist concept of Social Darwinism that the likes of Adolph Hitler and
Henry Ford championed. I don't think Haeckel really understood natural
selection (He was a
or he never would have dreamed up his absurd version of the
philosophy/metaphysics he called monism. Although his racist and
philosophical theories are
discredited, his work as a draftsman and illustrator of nature is quite good as
evidenced by his
[Bio] (Art Deco)
A Very Sexy Cleopatra
I saw the Enoch Bolles
image above on
Art Deco with a link to
Bolles Biggest Fan
Flickr photoset. I know I had blogged Bolles images before from other
archives, but I had never blogged this amazing talented pinup artist
before. This collection from American Archives is
a wonderful set of high
quality scans of his work. That's gotta be the most sexy Cleopatra
(above) that I have ever seen!
Love-Slaves of the Amazons (1957)
During his career, Reynold Brown (1952-1970)
created many classic movie posters. My favorites are his sci-fi works
Attack of the 50ft Woman and
Creature from the Black Lagoon, which I used for parodies I had made in
the past, e.g.,
Attack of the 50 ft. Neocon Fembot and
Creature From The Federal Reserve. This is great collection of Brown's posters!
Everybody loves Ladybugs, right?
Strange and Beautiful Music
Stranger Than Paradise, which stars John Lurie, has always been one
of my favorite movies. After I got Netflix, I wanted to check out more
Jarmusch movies, and I watched
Down By Law,
which I thought was another great movie, which also starred Lurie this time
with Tom Waits. BTW, I'm a big fan of Tom Waits too. I then
checked for movies by John Lurie and found
Fishing With John.
In this "cult" 1991 TV series, Lurie goes on ridiculous fishing adventures
with his famous pals Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Matt Dillon, Willem Defoe and
Dennis Hopper. Anyway, that's how I found about John Lurie's humorous
art and music.
Women Shopping In Cleveland
I love this painting of the little angle, which translated means "Wings of
Les ailes de l'enfance
I really like the bright colors and content of these paintings. The
picture below would look great over my mantle piece. If I had a mantle
Larissa Morsais (Neurastenia)
This is a very sexy painting.
These cute and weird at the same time. This is a very talented artist.
Onnaka's Forest Zone
I like the swing painting best.
She wants to in the sky
Umbrellas at the NYPL Digital Gallery
There are over 600 images in the NYPL Digital Gallery, which have umbrellas
in them. Below are a few examples that I liked. I think I'm in
love with the woman in the red dress below.
Women wearing blouses
and skirts holding parasols
Women in dresses
Woman in red dress with parasol
Joyce Ballantyne passed in 2006. She was also famous for here
Collection (Affiches Cinéma)
This is a substantial collection of Dracula and Vampire posters and lobby
Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
I was looking at the wave painting below by Albert Bierstadt and immediately
Hokusai's Wave, and that's how I found this Visipix site, which has 2779
images of the great Ukiyoe artist's work! The painting below I had
never seen before and now it's on my top ten list of great Ukiyo-e
paintings. It almost like a 3D rendition of an
Portrait of a Woman Holding a Fan
Hokusai: Pictures of 100 poems by 100 poets, explained by a Wet
This is a great exhibition of Hokusai's work.
The Shore of the Turquoise Sea (1878)
Sunset on the Coast (1866)
Theodore Chasseriau was recently featured with the exhibition
Théodore Chassériau (1819–1856): The Unknown Romantic at the Met.
He only lived to be 37. His work was unusual in the pronounced outlines he
used in painting his
subjects, which give a hint perhaps to later works of Picasso and
Esther Preparing to be Presented
to King Ahasuerus
The complete works of Vincent Van Gogh are also on Visipix.
Fritillaries in a Copper Vase (1997)
I like these colorful zany images.
Three Generations (1969)
Charity by Numbers
Girl Surreal Fantasy
The Kisses Cause Trouble
Saturno Butto (Malanda)
Camilla con kimono rosso
I like these Bodhisattva
goddess style paintings. I tried to translate the pages to English,
but that didn't work so well.
Bodhisattva Painting (2005)
Lefebvre (Little Hokum Rag)
The wonderful 19th century French Academic Classicism painter Jules Lefebvre
really had a great appreciation and understanding of the female figure as
evidenced by the outstanding paintings he created. The photograph
below of one of his paintings is one of the most enchanting images I have
ever seen. It really is quite astounding. Larger images of Lefebvre's
are available at
Wiki Commons and the
La Cigale (1872)
Young Woman With Morning
Glories In Her Hair
I had blogged Stephen Mackey four years, and I still like his work very
More China Girls
I'm not sure what the artist's name is, but I like these paintings.
Pink China Girls
13 Photographs That Changed the World (Plep)
Advertising Postcards (Little Hokum Rag)
It makes me wonder how much of these images were burnt by the Chinese
communists? All that's left now are those stupid Mao posters!
Xie Xing Long Company