Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Johannes Josephus Aarts (1871 - 1934)

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Two men and a 
monster in a workroom

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Temptation of 
Saint Anthony

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Fighting 
Monsters

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Floating 
figures with demon

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Monster with 
fleeing people

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Tree with 
fantastic heads

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Floating 
Bodies

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Forest landscape
 with people, crows and satyr

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Seven 
Monsters

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Five 
Mermaids

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Monster with 
tamborine

Johannes Josephus Aarts - 
Death

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Winged 
Chimera

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Death and a 
Woman

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Satan with 
figures in his arms

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Floating 
Figures

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Death as a 
centaur with arrow and bow

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Woman with 
monster

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Injured 
Centaur

Johannes Josephus Aarts - Oedipus and the
 Sphinx


"Dutch painter, illustrator, lithographer, engraver, etcher, writer, academic teacher and director, lecturer, sculptor and book-cover designer.
In his lithographic work, one finds depictions of farmworkers, dyke workers and later also tramps, beggars and invalids. Between 1920 and 1930 he produced mostly visionary work with apocalyptic scenes.
He painted portraits, animals and landscapes, including cityscapes and dune-landscapes." - https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Aarts,_Johannes_Josephus


These untitled and undated etchings/ woodcuts by the artist were found at The Rijksmuseum - https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en


Eugene Delacroix (1798 - 1863)

Eugene Delacroix - Mephistopheles Over Wittenberg,1839Mephistopheles Over Wittenberg, 1839

Eugene Delacroix - Margaret's Ghost Appearing to Faust, 1828Margaret's Ghost Appearing to Faust, 1828

Eugene Delacroix - The Crayfish at Longchamps, 1822The Crayfish at Longchamps, 1822

Eugene Delacroix - Macbeth Consulting the Witches, 1825Macbeth Consulting the Witches, 1825

Eugene Delacroix - Faust and Mephistopheles Galloping on the Night of the Witches' Sabbath, 1826-27Faust and Mephistopheles Galloping on the Night of the Witches' Sabbath, 1826-27

Artwork sources include The Metropolitan Museum of Art and benoist Guitton.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Ferdinand Staeger - Ex Libris, 1919

The Torments of Hell, 1560

The Torments of Hell, 1560

Engraving by unknown artist, attributed to the Italian school/style. - source

A similar artwork was previously posted here.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dante's Inferno Watercolor Paintings, 1950's

9th Circle Treachery, circa 1950's9th Circle Treachery

Canto 3 Gate To Hell, Lost Souls Outside, circa 1950'sCanto 3 Gate To Hell, Lost Souls Outside

Geryon Leading Dante To The 8th Ring Of Hell, circa 1950'sGeryon Leading Dante To The 8th Ring Of Hell

7th Circle Woods Of Sucides, circa 1950's7th Circle Woods Of Sucides

Virgil At The Entrance Of Hell, circa 1950'sVirgil At The Entrance Of Hell

Dark Woods With 3 Beasts At Opening Of Poem, circa 1950'sDark Woods With 3 Beasts At Opening Of Poem

Thieves And Burning Soul, circa 1950'sThieves And Burning Soul

These watercolor paintings on illustration board are inspired by Dante Alighieri's "Inferno" the first part of his 14th-century poem, "Divine Comedy." The artist is unknown but the artworks were found in the midwestern United States and date circa the 1950's. 

All artworks were provided by Stephen Romano.