Saturday, March 15, 2008

Philips Wouwerman - Knight Vanquishing Time, Death, and Monstrous Demons 1662

Friday, March 14, 2008

More Beasts Of The Apocalypse





















Hans Burgkmair the Elder, "The worship of the seven-headed beast. From a series of 21 woodcuts of the Apocalypse for Martin Luther's translation of the New Testament (Augsburg: S. Otmar, 1523). 1523 Woodcut"






















Hans Burgkmair the Elder
"The dragon and the two witnesses; standing in foreground, St John measuring the temple in left background. From a series of 21 woodcuts of the Apocalypse for Martin Luther's translation of the New Testament (Augsburg: S. Otmar, 1523). 1523 Woodcut"






















Jan Swart, woodcut 1528, Published in Antwerp.
"Daniel's dream of four beasts; a winged lion standing upright approaches a bear-like monster devouring three crowned figures (Daniel 7)"






















Jan Swart, woodcut 1528, Published in Antwerp.
"Daniel's dream of four beasts; a horned beast and a leopard with four heads and wings (Daniel 7); illustration to the Bible published by Willem Vorsterman, Antwerp 1528 Woodcut"






















Hans Burgkmair the Elder "Angels emptying the seven vials of wrath; the seven-headed beast and a male figure in foreground spitting out frogs. From a series of 21 woodcuts of the Apocalypse for Martin Luther's translation of the New Testament (Augsburg: S. Otmar, 1523). 1523 Woodcut"






















Hans Burgkmair the Elder
"The Whore of Babylon; sitting on the seven-headed beast, St John and the angel looking on from a cloud in top right corner. From a series of 21 woodcuts of the Apocalypse for Martin Luther's translation of the New Testament (Augsburg: S. Otmar, 1523). 1523 Woodcut"






















Matthias Gerung "The key to the kingdom of Heaven; below three beasts dressed as pope, cardinal and bishop reading scriptures, on left a man beating another group of reading beasts with a hammer. Above, set in clouds an angel unlocking the gate to Heaven where a lamb is sitting with children. From a series of 48 woodcut illustration intended for Laurentius Agricola's translation of Sebastian Meyer's Apocalypse commentary. 1546 Woodcut"






















Matthias Gerung
"The pope and a Sultan as Demons dragging their followers into Hell; the demon with papal tiara pulling clerics towards hell, the sultan with turban pulling Turks. On higher ground Christ with followers of the true faith. From a series of 48 woodcut illustratihttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifon intended for Laurentius Agricola's translation of Sebastian Meyer's Apocalypse commentary. Woodcut"

As with the two previous posts, all of these prints were found while digging through the amazing collection at The British Museum. I'll be posting more work from there in the not too distant future.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Jean Duvet - The Apocalypse Series, engravings 1546-1555





















"Plate 14: the worship of the seven-headed beast;"






















"Plate 12: the woman clothed with the sun, facing the seven-headed dragon, and looking up, watching her son being blessed by God;"






















"Plate 21: the angel of God binding and locking up Satan for a thousand years; "






















"Plate 18: the fall of the Whore, and the people of Babylon fleeing from the devastated city;"






















"Plate 13: St Michael and his angels fighting the dragon;"






















Plate 11: St John the Evangelist measuring the temple of God with the reed given to him by the angel, top left, while in the foreground, the Gentiles are watching the two witnesses being killed by the beast;"






















Plate 17: the whore of Babylon, sitting on the seven-headed beast, admired by the kings of the earth, while in the background, Babylon is burning;"






















Plate 16: the worship of the dragon with two horns and the beast with seven; in the upper part, God distributing the vials of the seven last plagues to his angels;"

I only posted a handful of these incredible Duvet engravings from the British Museum. Type Jean Duvet into the "Free text" section of this search page to see many more engravings from this series.
Georg Lemberger - Woodcut Illustrations to an unidentified New Testament edition. 1523





















"The Star falling into the Pit of Hell and the Plague of Locusts; above an angel blowing a trumpet. On verso part of another illustration to the Apocalypse."























"The Beast with the Lamb's Horns and the Beast with Seven Heads."























"The angels emptying the seven vials; the beast of the apocalypse at lower r."






















"The Angel locking the Beast in the Bottomless Pit for One Thousand Years; the angel holding a large key at centre, the beast sinking into the pit at r; landscape background. Illustration to an unidentified New Testament edition. c.1523 Woodcut"























"The Whore of Babylon; riding the seven-headed beast; at left a monk and a king adoring her."

Text and art found at the British Museum.
Erhard Altdorfer - Apocalypse Illustrations for the L├╝beck Bible, Woodcuts 1530-34





















"The destruction of Gog and Magog; evil forces dressed as Turks in the foreground have been let loose after the beast's one thousand years of imprisonment, fire issuing from the clouds above is devouring the troups, who have been attacking 'the beloved city' here interpreted as Vienna with St Stephen and St. Maria am Gestade."























"The angel locking the dragon in the bottomless pit for one thousand years; carrying a large key and standing with one foot on the pit's shutter, rocky landscape and buildings in background."























"Recto: The Star falling into the Pit of Hell and the Plague of Locusts. Verso: The Four Angels of Death; in the clouds with their swords, underneath their cavalry on lion-headed horses."























"The Whore of Babylon; on the seven-headed beast and holding a goblet, in the foreground six figures in contemporary dress including a king and a monk."























"The Beast cast into the lake of fire; with knights on horseback and an angel above."























"The emptying of the Seven Vials."

Text and art found at the British Museum.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch










Here is a selection of screenshots from David Cronenberg's adaptation of the William S. Burroughs novel.
Basil Wolverton Covers






















Check out The Horrors Of It All blog for a few good Wolverton comic stories.










Monday, March 10, 2008

Mat Brinkman at Stairwell Gallery


Above are works by Mat Brinkman from the Dark Age show at the Stairwell Gallery in Providence Rhode Island. More art from the show can be found at the Stairwell Gallery site here.