Sunday, September 25, 2016

W A R . . . in art

An illustration of a 440 pound shell test at Chatham

 W  A  R

An illustration of An 1800s toy croisillon with soldiers
An 1800s toy croisillon (wooden extender)

 W  A  R

Frans Masereel L'arriere war
Frans Masereel    Click blue links for more of each artist
       
W  A  R
  
An AE Marty fashion illustration of a parade to war
 An AE Marty fashion illustration    Click images twice for full size 
  
W  A  R
  
Frans Masereel, L'eglise church blesses war
Frans Masereel
  
W  A  R 
  
A Louis Raemaekers editorial illustration of drowned war casualties
A Louis Raemaekers editorial illustration
  
 W  A  R
   
Mike Hinge (1970s comic book art?) feels juvenile and 
pretentious in this sequence, yet pretty and psychedelic. 
  
W  A  R
  
A cartoon of MAD magazine's General Patton by Mort Drucker
MAD magazine's General Patton by Mort Drucker
  
W  A  R
  
An illustration of shell bursts and civilians in Charleston 1864
 1864 civilians
  
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A Seymore Schwast illustration of war
A Seymore Schwast illustration
  
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Frans Masereel, war politicians ignoring pleading civilians
Frans Masereel
  
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An 1870 cartoon about war and civilization
 An 1870 cartoon
  
W  A  R
  
A Dean Cornwell illustration, 'Spanish Tavern' 1922
 A Dean Cornwell illustration, 'Spanish Tavern' 1922
   
W  A  R
   
A Mead Schaeffer illustration of a first nation warrior for the book 'Everybody's Washington' 1931
A Mead Schaeffer illustration for the book
'Everybody's Washington' 1931
  
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A photograph of 1917 Russian women in the Battalion of Death
 1917 Russian women in the Battalion of Death
  
W  A  R
  
An illustration of a 1919 New Years Eve French soldier in top hat.
 1919 New Years Eve marked a return to civilian life for French soldiers.
  
W  A  R
  
Frans Masereel La curiosite, a handicapped war veteran
Frans Masereel
  
W  A  R
   
An illustration of a stylish 1956 nuclear shelter for the whole public
A 1956 nuclear shelter for the public
   
W  A  R
  
A Randal Enos parody of a Jimmy Hatlo cartoon, for National Lampoon magazine in 1972.
A Randal Enos parody of a Jimmy Hatlo cartoon, for National Lampoon
magazine in 1972.  Hatlo himself was a good cartoonist and humorist, but
he wasn't this nasty.  Early 1970s hipster comedy could be very dark.
   
W  A  R
   
A William Makepeace Thackeray humorous drawing and text
A William Makepeace Thackeray drawing and text

  
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

PAPERCUT art

A Jen Stark papercut
A 'papercut', or paper sculpture by Jen StarkPaper art has a long
history, and it's look has changed with the passing times.
  
 P A P E R C U T
 
An 1800s Japan papercut ornament
An 1800s Japan papercut ornament

 P A P E R C U T
 
A papercut by the writer Hans Christian Anderson 1874
 A papercut by the writer Hans Christian Anderson 1874

 P A P E R C U T
  
A papercut illustration of fashionable men, 1950?
Papercut illustrations, 1950?

P A P E R C U T
 
An Armando Testa illustration for Martini & Rossi
An Armando Testa papercut illustration for Martini & Rossi, 1950s?

P A P E R C U T
 
A 1921 papercut silhouette
A 1921 papercut

P A P E R C U T
 
A 1952 paper and cloth illustration of a gentleman trying to introduce himself to a lady
A 1952 paper and cloth illustration,
maybe for a printed greeting card?

P A P E R C U T
 
An Elsa Mora papercut
A modern Elsa Mora papercut

P A P E R C U T
 
A Carnival parade dancer in papercut art
artist uncredited, date unknown

P A P E R C U T
 
An Abner Graboff papercut for a 1967 children's book
An Abner Graboff papercut for a 1967 children's book

P A P E R C U T
 
a papercut illustration of a traditional Japanese woman
a papercut illustration

 P A P E R C U T
 
A dog portrait in papercut
A portrait
 
P A P E R C U T

A papercut skeleton on a bicycle 
A papercut skeleton 
 
P A P E R C U T
   
Through the 1980s I worked in advertising companies and saw 
papercut illustrations' original artwork . . . it's large,
fragile, and must be photographed well.
  
P A P E R C U T
 
A 1950s papercut illustration of an office worker with good attitude
 1950s? Dial it  down a little please.

 P A P E R C U T
 
papercut illustrations, 1960?
1960?

P A P E R C U T
 
An FP Glasemann papercut, 1903
 An FP Glasemann papercut, 1903

 P A P E R C U T
 
An open Jen Stark pop up book
A Jen Stark pop up book


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Sunday, September 11, 2016

T R A F F I C images

      
T R A F F I C
 
An illustration of rush hour traffic in 1851
 Rush hour traffic in 1851  Click images twice for full size
 
 T R A F F I C 
     
A Bernie Fuchs illustration of highway traffic
a Bernie Fuchs illustration
  
 T R A F F I C
 
David Klein poster art 1960 
David Klein poster art 1960: romantic traffic
 
 T R A F F I C
 
An illustration looking down at a 1939 traffic jam
 A 1939 traffic jam
 
 T R A F F I C
  
An Ed Emberley children's illustration of a school of fish, 1961
An Ed Emberley children's book
illustration from 1961
  
 T R A F F I C
 
A Don Jacot realism painting of traffic
A Don Jacot realism painting of toys
 
 T R A F F I C
  
An Edouard Léon Cortès painting of car traffic
    
T R A F F I C
  
A graphic illustration of cars in 1947
graphic cars, 1947
    
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1975 NERF toys
    
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An M. Osterweil painting of downtown traffic, 1979
an M. Osterweil painting, 1979
    
T R A F F I C
    
A Roger Duvoisin children's book illustration of city traffic
A Roger Duvoisin children's book illustration
    
T R A F F I C
    
A Jacques-Joseph Tissot painting
    
 T R A F F I C
     
An illustration of Futurama at the 1939 World's Fair
 Futurama at the 1939 World's Fair
    
 T R A F F I C
    
A Charles Rodriguas cartoon for National Lampoon Magazine
  
 T R A F F I C
  
a Joost Swarte illustration
    
T R A F F I C
     
A William Wallace Denslow book illustration of mass mouse migration
 a William Wallace Denslow children's book illustration
 
 T R A F F I C
    
An unusual sketch by illustrator Ed Emshwiller
 An unusual sketch by illustrator Ed Emshwiller

 T R A F F I C
    
A 1938 illustration of foggy traffic at night
 1938
 
 T R A F F I C
  
A Wallace Wood traffic jam
Wallace Wood comic book art
    
T R A F F I C 
      
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