Friday, December 11, 2015

Franz Sedlacek - Illustrations from Simplicissimus, 1916-26

Franz Sedlacek - At the Gates of Hell, 1917At the Gates of Hell, 1917

Franz Sedlacek - Ghosts, 1926Ghosts, 1926

Franz Sedlacek - The Gardener, 1918The Gardener, 1918

Franz Sedlacek - The Shepherd, 1917The Shepherd, 1917

Franz Sedlacek - The Disturbed Walk, 1917The Disturbed Walk, 1917

Franz Sedlacek - Night, 1919Night, 1919

Franz Sedlacek - John Bull , Death and the Devil, 1917John Bull , Death and the Devil, 1917

Franz Sedlacek - Singing the Duma, 1916Singing the Duma, 1916

Franz Sedlacek - The Catastrophe, 1919The Catastrophe, 1919

Franz Sedlacek - In A London Restaurant, 1916In A London Restaurant, 1916

"Simplicissimus was a satirical German weekly magazine started by Albert Langen in April 1896 and published until 1967, with a hiatus from 1944-1954. It became a biweekly in 1964.[1] It took its name from the protagonist of Grimmelshausen's 1668 novel Der Abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch." - quote source

There is a huge archive of all previous issues of Simplicissimus here which I've been picking through over the last few weeks. I've been finding a lot of great artists hidden amongst the issues such as Alfred Kubin, Paul Weber, Heinrich Kley, Karl Arnold, Theodor Kittelsen and many others. I'll be sharing many of my findings in the coming days and weeks, beginning with this assortment of rarely seen artworks by Franz Sedlacek.

You can find additional works by Sedlacek in this previous post.


Corporate Clone said...

Some humdingers there Broh!

Tome Wilson said...

Excellent find! Great research on this forgotten source.