Saturday, April 22, 2017

Julius Diez (1870 - 1957)

Julius Diez - John Bull's Dream, 1917John Bull's Dream, 1917

Julius Diez - The Marriage, 1912The Marriage, 1912

Julius Diez - British Profithunger, 1914British Profithunger, 1914
 Julius Diez - Germany and It's Fiend, 1914Germany and It's Fiend, 1914
 Julius Diez - The Unsatisfied Field, 1902The Unsatisfied Field, 1902
 Julius Diez - The American Sea Serpent, 1903The American Sea Serpent, 1903

Julius Diez - DemonDemon
 Julius Diez - European Sabbath, 1917European Sabbath, 1917
 Julius Diez - The Tribute, 1904The Tribute, 1904
 Julius Diez - Christening For Chamberlain, 1902Christening For Chamberlain, 1902
 Julius Diez - The Snake In Paradise, 1917The Snake In Paradise, 1917

Julius Diez - Donauſtrudel, 1902Donauſtrudel, 1902

Julius Diez - Mammon, 1917Mammon, 1917
 Julius Diez - The Uninvited Guest, 1905The Uninvited Guest, 1905
 Julius Diez - Under Mars Diplomats, 1917Under Mars Diplomats, 1917
 Julius Diez - Nasseliebe, 1905Nasseliebe, 1905
 Julius Diez - Saint George and the Dragon, 1902Saint George and the Dragon, 1902

Julius Diez - The Waffermann, 1924jpgThe Waffermann, 1924
Julius Diez - Illustration from Art Nouveau Book, 1920Illustration from Art Nouveau Book, 1920
 Julius Diez - Dolomitic Fairy Tales, 1903Dolomitic Fairy Tales, 1903
 Julius Diez - Dragon Variations, 1922Dragon Variations, 1922

Julius Diez - Zeppelin And Island TurtleZeppelin And Island Turtle
 Julius Diez - The English Baralong Note, 1916 The English Baralong Note, 1916


"Julius Diez (born 18 September 1870 in Nuremberg, died May 15, 1957 in Munich) was a German painter, graphic artist, draftsman and etcher. He was a versatile artist and worked with bright and decorative effects. His work includes works of art, medals, plaques and ex-libris.

Diez was the son of a merchant and the nephew of the painter Wilhelm von Diez. He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich and the Kunstakademie in Munich with Gabriel von Hackl and Rudolf von Seitz. At both institutes, he later taught himself as a professor.

Already at a young age, Diez was one of the chief illustrators of the magazine Die Jugend, but also worked for the magazine Simplicissimus. For the publishing house Schafstein & Co. (later Schaffstein) he illustrated the picture book Miaulina (1902) and produced pictures of Knecht Ruprecht, Hänschen to the Santa Claus and the faithful Eckart. In 1904, Julius Diez took part in the first exhibition of the German Artists' Union at the Königliche Kunstausstellungsgebäude am Königsplatz in Munich with "Im Irrgarten" (pastel), "Der Kuppler" (watercolor), "Uninvited Guest" (color pencil drawing) " In the following year, he won one of two second prizes in the price list for advertisements for the joint promotion of the chocolate factory Gebr. Stollwerck AG and the champagne cellar Henkell & Co .."
- quotation translated from the German biography on the artist at Wikipedia.

Most artworks included here were originally published in the German art magazine Jugend.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Max Mayrshofer (1875-1950)

Max Mayrshofer - Fantastic Drawing, 1930

Max Mayrshofer - Untitled, 1931

Max Mayrshofer - Phantasie, 1936

Max Mayrshofer - Untitled, 1930

Max Mayrshofer - Death and Life, 1929

Max Mayrshofer - Phantasie (2), 1930


Max Mayrshofer - Phantasie, 1927

Max Mayrshofer - The Child, 1927

Max Mayrshofer- Apocalypse, 1938

Max Mayrshofer - Phantasie, 1930

Max Mayrshofer - Gpuf, 1927

Max Mayrshofer - Ubermady, 1929

Max Mayrshofer - Ungft, 1927

"In stark contrast to his classic, impressionist painting of the later period, Mayrhofer's sketchbooks contain a multitude of whimsical, grotesque drawings with demons, skeletons and fables. As early as 1912, Wilhelm Michel wrote: "For a while, his imagination had been felled by the creation of fabulous animal bodies which are not equal in the grotesque art of our cultural circle. He has drawn them into a book, diary-like, like hypochondria melancholy and bawdy mood. " Whether this ambiguity in his work is expression of his personality, or whether Mayrshofer as a professor at the art academy had to follow the taste of so-called "German art" propagated in this epoch, can not be explained with certainty to this day.

 It is known from his diaries that Mayrshofer has suffered from a severe renal disease and severe neuralgia since childhood. That is why medical questions were repeatedly occupied by him in his presentations. In a sketch book with the inscription "Nice Drawings" he sketches patients, doctors and death, who dwells as a skeleton among the living. In the midst of the sick and the dead, he represents himself." quote source

All artworks were originally published in the German art magazine Jugend.
A website for the artist can be viewed here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Jaroslav Panuska (1872-1958)

Jaroslav Panuska - Witch, 1898-1901Witch, 1898-1901

 Jaroslav Panuska - Water Sprite In The BayWater Sprite In The Bay

Jaroslav Panuska - Baba YagaBaba Yaga

Jaroslav Panuska - Headless Horse (Fairy Tale), around 1900Headless Horse (Fairy Tale), around 1900

Jaroslav Panuska - Revenge Of The Dead, 1898-1901Revenge Of The Dead, 1898-1901

Jaroslav Panuska - Lipnitskaya Jackdaw And A Vampire, 1910-1911Lipnitskaya Jackdaw And A Vampire, 1910-1911

Jaroslav Panuska - Vampire, 1900Vampire, 1900

Jaroslav Panushka - "Devil's Mill".  Illustration for Vaclav Riha's "Tale Of Three Wonderful Friends," 1900"Devil's Mill".  Illustration for Vaclav Riha's "Tale Of Three Wonderful Friends," 1900

Jaroslav Panuska - Illustration (2) for Vaclav Riha's "Tale Of Three Wonderful Friends," 1900 Illustration for Vaclav Riha's "Tale Of Three Wonderful Friends," 1900

Jaroslav Panuska - Illustration (8) for Vaclav Riha's "Tale Of Three Wonderful Friends," 1900 Illustration for Vaclav Riha's "Tale Of Three Wonderful Friends," 1900

Jaroslav Panuska - Illustration (9) for Vaclav Riha's "Tale Of Three Wonderful Friends," 1900  Illustration for Vaclav Riha's "Tale Of Three Wonderful Friends," 1900

Jaroslav Panuska - Illustration (4) for Vaclav Riha's "Tale Of Three Wonderful Friends," 1900 Illustration for Vaclav Riha's "Tale Of Three Wonderful Friends," 1900

Jaroslav Panuska - Witch, 1928-29Witch, 1928-29

Jaroslav Panuska - Baba in Mushrooms, Illustration in the book "Summer Night" 1904-05Baba in Mushrooms, Illustration in the book "Summer Night" 1904-05

Jaroslave Panuska - Meeting With Spirit, 1899Meeting With Spirit, 1899

Jaroslav Panuska - Vampire In Worker's Revolution, 1899Vampire In Worker's Revolution, 1899

Jaroslav Panuska  - Triskelion, 1908-1910Triskelion, 1908-1910

Jaroslave Panuska - Untitled 1

Jaroslave Panuska - Untitled 2

Jaroslave Panuska - Untitled 3


Artist previously shared in 2011.


Artworks found at jaroslavpanuska.cz, Patrick Simon, Marakovci, and https://is.muni.cz