Saturday, October 04, 2008

Martin Schongauer - The Griffin, etching, 15th century

This version was printed by Israhel van Meckenem after Schongauer's version.

And another copy after Schongauer's original made in the first half of the 16th century. "Lettered with the 'M&S' monogram in imitation of Schongauer"

Etchings found at The British Museum.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Joe Becker
Attack Of The Land Lamprey, 2007

An Acute Nose For a Fowl Business, 2007

Here is another artist presented by the Christopher Cutts Gallery. The paintings are filled with bizarre giant colorful worms, slugs pig faced people and all manner of dead animals, very strange. See more here.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Nicolas-Antoine Taunay
Triumph of the Guillotine - Oil on canvas, 1795? - source
Witches and Things...
I'm trying something new here to coincide with some of my week long posts of monstrous themes. On Halloween day Monster Brains will be turning into a temporary art gallery for a couple of weeks. There will be somewhere under 20 artists, the majority of which are contributing artworks specifically for Monster Brains inspired by the theme of witches. The exhibit will be kept on the front page for 2 weeks during which time there won't be any new posts from me. I'll be returning to posting here around November 15th. I know there are a lot of artists who read this blog who I've not contacted regarding this, so if anyone is interested in making a witch themed artwork for this exhibit, contact me at evilenergy at for details.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Franek Starowieyski

The Dmochowski gallery has recently posted a gallery of works by Polish artist Starowieyski. See more here.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Giorgio de Chirico - And I Saw a Beast Crawl Out of the Sea, lithograph 1941