Thursday, January 19, 2012

Edward William Cooke - Grotesque Animals (1872)

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GROTESQUE ANIMALS / INVENTED, DRAWN & DESCRIBED BY E. W. COOKE, 1872.

Artworks originally found here.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Aeron!
Fantastic and brilliant!
Never seen them before.
Paul Rumsey

Jacqueline M. said...

Yes, absolutely bonkers - can't get enough.

keith z said...

sort reminds me of 'big fish eat small fish' by brueghel.

Aeron said...

You're welcome Paul. Yes, quite a find, six years into Monster Brains and I'm still discovering things like this, gives me hope for the future.

Human Mollusk said...

My theory: a future Aeron is using contemporary time travel tech to send monster art back in time to sustain the constant flow of newly discovered historical monster art which is needed for what will eventually become a global monster art empire.
Heed my words, Aeron - at some point many years from now, facing a shortage of monster art, you will remember this comment, and start recruiting your time travelling art agents and the temporal loop I'm describing will be complete.

Anyway, FANTASTIC finds!

Karl Beech said...

Hello Aeron

Really nice site- some very striking illustrations of curious creatures...

Paulina lata said...

Sooo nice collection of monsters! Very inspiring drawings. Ammonoids, bugs... Adorable : D

Teknikly said...

it almost seems like the 19th century answer to flanimals

Noah said...

wonderful discovery aeron; thanks for all your hard work; the riches of history are beyond great

Alberto said...

I was looking for this collecting. I have seen some of the pictures in a novell called "Magical trilogy: Bestiary"/"Trilogía mágica: bestiario".

Thank you!