Friday, April 24, 2015

Henrique Alvim Correa - War Of The Worlds Illustrations, 1906

HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA -he War of the Worlds, L'Vandamme edition announcement poster, 1906
The War of the Worlds, L'Vandamme edition announcement poster, 1906

HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA - L'arrivée des Martiens, from The War of the Worlds, Belgium edition, 1906 (illustration is featured as the title page of Book I - The Coming of the Martians)L'arrivée des Martiens

HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA - Martians Blast House, from The War of the Worlds, Belgium edition, 1906 (illustration is featured in Book I- The Coming of the Martians, Chapter VIII- "Friday Night,")Martians Blast House

HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA - Death of Curate, from The War of the Worlds, Belgium edition, 1906 (illustration is featured in Book I- The Coming of the Martians, Chapter X- "In the Storm,")Death of Curate

HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA - Martians on the Move, from The War of the Worlds, Belgium edition, 1906 (illustration is featured in Book I- The Coming of the Martians, Chapter XII- "What I Saw of the Destruction of Weybridge and Shepperton,")Martians on the Move

HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA - Abandoned London, from The War of the Worlds, Belgium edition, 1906 (illustration from Book II - The Earth Under the Martians, Chapter IX - "Wreckage,")Abandoned London

HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA -Martian Viewing Drunken Crowd, from The War of the Worlds, Belgium edition, 1906 (illustration from Book II - The Earth Under the Martians, Chapter VII - "The Man on Putney Hill,")Martian Viewing Drunken Crowd

HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA - Martians Land, from The War of the Worlds, Belgium edition, 1906 (illustration is featured in Book I- The Coming of the Martians, Chapter III- "On Horsell Common,")Martians Land

HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA - Martian Emerges, from The War of the Worlds, Belgium edition, 1906 (illustration is featured in Book I- The Coming of the Martians, Chapter IV- "The Cylinder Opens,")Martian Emerges

HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA - Martian Gas Cannon, from The War of the Worlds, Belgium edition, 1906 (illustration from Book I- The Coming of the Martians, Chapter XV- "What Had Happened in Surrey,")Martian Gas Cannon

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cornelis Saftleven

Cornelis Saftleven - Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1629Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1629

Cornelis Saftleven - Satire on the trial of Johan van Oldenbarneveldt, 1663Satire on the trial of Johan van Oldenbarneveldt, 1663

Cornelis Saftleven - A hoard of creatures with the Seven Deadly Sins, before a tavern, 1653A hoard of creatures with the Seven Deadly Sins, before a tavern, 1653

Cornelis Saftleven - An interior with a goat eating an oyster, a donkey at a school desk, a cat playing tric-trac and other mythical creatures, 1660'sAn interior with a goat eating an oyster, a donkey at a school desk, a cat playing tric-trac and other mythical creatures, 1660's

Cornelis Saftleven - The Vision of the Sunday Child, 1660The Vision of the Sunday Child, 1660

Cornelis Saftleven - Who Sues For A Cow, 1629Who Sues For A Cow, 1629

Cornelis Saftleven - Animal AllegoryAnimal Allegory, 17th C

Cornelis Saftleven - The Temptation Of Saint Anthony, 1629The Temptation Of Saint Anthony, 1629
 Circle of Cornelius Saftleven - A Sorcery Scene, 17th CenturyA Sorcery Scene, 17th C

Cornelis Saftleven - Job plagued by ghosts, 1631 (detail)Job plagued by ghosts, 1631 (detail)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Egbert II van Heemskerck - Calvin and Luther in Hell, 1700-10

Egbert II van Heemskerck - Luther in Hell, 1700-10Luther in Hell, 1700-10

Egbert II van Heemskerck - Calvin in Hell, 1700-10Calvin in Hell, 1700-10

- source

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Flemish School - Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl in the Underworld, early 17th century

Flemish School - Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl in the Underworld, early 17th century Another strange discovery at Sotheby's.

Leonard Bramer



Leonard Bramer - Saint James and Hermoenes The Magician, 17th centurySaint James and Hermoenes The Magician, 17th century



Leonaert Bramer - Dives, tormented by demons in hell, 16th century (detail 1) Dives, Tormented by Demons in Hell, Watches as Lazarus is Taken to Abraham by Angels, 17th century (detail 1)



 Leonaert Bramer - Dives, tormented by demons in hell, 16th century (detail 2)Dives, Tormented by Demons in Hell, Watches as Lazarus is Taken to Abraham by Angels, 17th century (detail 2)



Leonaert Bramer - Dives, tormented by demons in hell, 16th century Dives, Tormented by Demons in Hell, Watches as Lazarus is Taken to Abraham by Angels, 17th century (full composition)


Paintngs found at Soethby's

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Flemish School - Saint James The Greater Surrounded By Demons, 17th Century

Flemish School - Saint James The Greater Surrounded By Demons, 17th Century "The story is taken from the life of Saint James the Greater as told in the Golden Legend by Jacopo da Voragine1, and is associated with a sort of magical competition between the Saint and the sorcerer Hermogenes. Saint James had returned to Judea from Spain, and was confronted by a certain Philetus, a follower of Hermogenes, who was sent by the latter to discredit Saint James as a false prophet to the Jewish populace. However, Philetus himself was converted, which so enraged Hermogenes that he used his magical powers to torment his erstwhile disciple and dispatched demons to fetch Saint James to him. The creatures, however, were powerless against the Saint, and Hermogenes himself, ultimately became a Christian. Here the moment is depicted in which Philetus, kneeling at the altar on the left, has already been converted, and the furious magician has just sent his infernal monsters, which surround an unyielding Saint James."

- quote and artwork found at Soethbys.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Jacob Isaaczs van Swanenburg

Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburgh - Sybil and Aeneas in the Underworld, ca 1600Sybil and Aeneas in the Underworld, 1600

Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburg - The Last Judgment and the Seven Deadly Sins, 1600 - 1638The Last Judgment and the Seven Deadly Sins, 1600 - 1638

Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburg - The Harrowing of Hell, 16th-17th centuryThe Harrowing of Hell, 16th-17th century

Jacob Isaaczs van Swanenburg - The Harrowing of Hell, 16th-17th centuryThe Harrowing of Hell, 16th-17th century

Jakob Isaacsz van Swanenburg - L'enferL'enfer

Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburg - Temptation of Saint AnthonyTemptation of Saint Anthony

Jacob Isaaczs van Swanenburg - The Sibyl showing Aeneas the UnderworldThe Sibyl showing Aeneas the Underworld

I've been obsessed with the top image depicting Sybil and Aeneas in the Underworld from childhood, I discovered it in a book in my father's library titled "Fantastic Art" published by Ballantine Books in 1973. This is the book that introduced me to artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, Brueghel, Matthias Grunewald, Arcimboldo, Salvatore Rosa, Goya, John Martin, Thomas Hafner, Dado, and many other artists that have had a lifelong impact and inspiration on my own art over the years. And coincidentally, several artists that I've recently shared on Monster Brains.  I'm thankful for the photo of the painting taken by Ilja van de Pavert. 

The last time I ran a proper post on Swanenburg was in 2007.

Jan Brueghel

Jan Brueghel The Elder - Christ in Limbo, 1594Jan Brueghel The Elder - Christ in Limbo, 1594

Jan Brueghel The Elder - Christ in Limbo, 1593Jan Brueghel The Elder - Christ in Limbo, 1593

Jan Brueghel The Elder - Orpheus Sings for Pluto and Proserpina, 1594Jan Brueghel The Elder - Orpheus Sings for Pluto and Proserpina, 1594

Jan Brueghel The Elder and Hans Rottenhammer - Christ in Limbo, 1597Jan Brueghel The Elder and Hans Rottenhammer - Christ in Limbo, 1597

Jan Brueghel The Elder - Aeneas and Sibyl in the Underworld, 1594Jan Brueghel The Elder - Aeneas and Sibyl in the Underworld, 1594

Jan Brueghel The Elder - Aeneas and Sibyl in the Underworld, 1600Jan Brueghel The Elder - Aeneas and Sibyl in the Underworld, 1600

Jan Brueghel The Elder - Aeneas and Sibyl in the Underworld, 1601Jan Brueghel The Elder - Aeneas and Sibyl in the Underworld, 1601

Jan Brueghel The Elder - AENEAS AND THE SIBYL IN THE UNDERWORLD, 1598Jan Brueghel The Elder - Aeneas and the Sibyl in the Underworld, 1598

Jan Brueghel the Younger - Aeneas and the Sibyl in the Underworld, 1630'sJan Brueghel the Younger - Aeneas and the Sibyl in the Underworld, 1630's

Jan Brueghel The Elder - The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1594Jan Brueghel The Elder - The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1594

Jan_Brueghel The Elder - The Temptation of Saint AnthonyJan Brueghel The Elder - The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Jan Brueghel The Elder - The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1594 (detail 1)Jan Brueghel The Elder - The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1594

Jan Brueghel The Elder - The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1594 (detail 2)Jan Brueghel The Elder - The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1594 (detail)

Jan Brueghel the Younger - The Temptation of Saint Anthony, after 1626Jan Brueghel the Younger - The Temptation of Saint Anthony, after 1626

Detail views of The Temptation of Saint Anthony found thanks to Karl Steel.