Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Acid Vomit! The Art of Sean Aaberg

Sean Äaberg - Kickstarter Image

My old friend and incredible artist Sean Äaberg, whose art you can see on the current Monster Brains header image, is running a Kickstarter for a book collecting his art of the last twenty years.

If you're a fan of grotesque monster filled imagery, this book belongs on your book shelf!


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Nicolas Kalmakoff (1873 - 1955)

Nicolas Kalmakoff- Tailed Monster, 1927Tailed Monster, 1927

Nicolas Kalmakoff - Primate, 1927Primate, 1927

Nicolas Kalmakoff - The Sword Monster, 1927The Sword Monster, 1927

Nicolas Kalmakoff-Lángkard, 1927 Lángkard, 1927

Nicolas Kalmakoff - Flame V, 1927Flame V, 1927

Nicolas Kalmakoff - Ancestral Spirits, 1927Ancestral Spirits, 1927

Nicolas Kalmakoff - The Women of Nadjis - 1911The Women of Nadjis - 1911

Nicolas Kalmakoff - The Coronation - 1926The Coronation - 1926

Nicolas Kalmakoff - The Mysterious Appeal, 1924The Mysterious Appeal, 1924

Nicolas Kalmakoff - Three Women Riding a Mythical MonsterThree Women Riding a Mythical Monster

Artist previously shared here.

Marguerite Burnat-Provins (1872 - 1952)

Marguerite Burnat-Provins - Beings of the Abyss, 1921,Beings of the Abyss, 1921

Marguerite Burnat-Provins - LuciferLucifer

Marguerite Burnat-Provins - My Town, 1926My Town, 1926

"Marguerite Burnat-Provins (1872-1952) was born in Arras, in northern France. She was the eldest of seven children born to prosperous, cultured, middle class family. Indeed, her father encouraged her keen interest in writing and painting. In 1891 she left for Paris, where she followed arts-based curricula in various schools, since the École des beaux-arts did not yet admit women. At the age of twenty-four she married Adolphe Burnat-Provins, a Swiss architect she met in Paris, and the couple moved to Vevey, Adolphe's hometown. In 1898, on the advice of a friend, the painter Ernest Biéler, she started making regular trips to Savièse in the Valais to paint and write. The area's sunny climate was good for her fragile health and allowed her to develop her talent. Marguerite Burnat-Provins produced a number of paintings, embroideries and posters; she also pursued various literary projects.

In 1906 she met Paul de Kalbermatten, a young engineer from the Valais, with whom she had a passionate affair. This precipitated her divorce from Adolphe in 1908 and her marriage to Paul. The couple were living in Bayonne at the outbreak of the First World War; Paul was called up in Switzerland, while Marguerite remained in France. The war proved to be a hugely traumatic experience for Marguerite, inspiring her to undertake a completely new work, entitled Ma Ville. Painted ‘under dictation and not by deliberate design’, the compositions in Ma Ville are peopled by hybrid figures that are part-human, part-beast. She continued to develop this project right up until her death, while also publishing several books."

The quote source includes a small selection of other works by the artist here.
Artist found at The Cabinet of the Solar Plexus.

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Gahan Wilson

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A GoFundMe fundraiser to help one of the world’s greatest living cartoonists Gahan Wilson's family admit him into a specialised 'memory care' assisted living facility has been launched.

"Gahan is suffering from severe dementia. We have helped him through the stages of the disease and he is currently not doing very well," said Paul Winters, Gahan's step-son. "My mother, and his wife of fifty three years, Nancy Winters, passed away on March 2, 2019. She was his rock. His guide through the world. While we all helped with his care, it was my mother who grounded him. He is currently distraught and out of sorts with the world."

You can help Gahan by contributing anything to his fundraiser here.

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See more of Gahan's work at his official website.

You can play a puzzle solving video game titled "Ultimate Haunted House" from 1994 based on Gahan Wilson's art at Archive.org.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Franklin Cascaes (1908 - 1983)

4 - invenção de contosThe Nightmare, 1969

4 - invenção de contosO Boitata, 1968

4 - invenção de contosWitch of the Modern Times, 1976

4 - invenção de contosUntitled, 1968

1 franklin Cascaes - desenhos e esculturas Donkey - Man - Wolf - Tata, 1975

1 franklin Cascaes - desenhos e esculturasBoitata Island, 1973

1 franklin Cascaes - desenhos e esculturasBoitata Junior, 1981

4 - invenção de contosMidnight Boitatá Passed and the Carreta Stopped, 1969

Franklin Cascaes - UntitledUntitled

Franklin Cascaes - Boitata, 1960Boitata, 1960

Franklin Cascaes - The Big WItch, 1976The Big Witch, 1976

Franklin Cascaes - Untitled, 1979Untitled, 1979

Franklin Cascaes - Boitata Crespo, 1973Boitata Crespo, 1973

Franklin Cascaes - Trip to the Moon of the Bug Game, 1962Trip to the Moon of the Bug Game, 1962

Franklin Cascaes - Untitled, 1970Untitled, 1970

Franklin Cascaes - Untitled ,1969Untitled ,1969

Franklin Cascaes - The Witch and the Prayer, 1969The Witch and the Prayer, 1969

"A researcher of the Azorean culture, folklorist, ceramist, anthropologist, engraver and Brazilian writer. Cascaes was born on the beach of Itaguaçu, in the mainland of Floranópolis.  He dedicated his life to the study of the Azorean culture in the Santa Catarina Island and region, including folkloric, cultural aspects, their legends and superstitions." - quote source

Artist found thanks to Matheus Francez.