Thursday, January 27, 2022

Julius Moessel (1871 - 1957)

Julius Moessel - Symphony in Hell, No. 2, 1940'sSymphony in Hell, No. 2, 1940's 

Julius Moessel - Symphony in Hell (No.3)Symphony in Hell, No.3, 1940's 

Julius Moessel - Saint Anthony, 1948Saint Anthony, 1948 

Julius Moessel - Peace be with You, 1949-55Peace be with You, 1949-55 

Julius Moessel - Dream AllegoryDream Allegory 

Julius Moessel - The Apocalypse, 1946The Apocalypse, 1946 

Julius Moessel - Wild Hunter, 1948Wild Hunter, 1948 

Julius Moessel - A Unique MenagerieA Unique Menagerie 

Julius Moessel - Once upon a time...! "The European Balance"Once upon a time...! "The European Balance" 

 Julius Moessel - Super-Vitamin, 1950-53Super-Vitamin, 1950-53 

 Julius Moessel - The Parade , 1937The Parade , 1937 

Artist found thanks to The Cabinet of the Solar Plexus.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Manuel Orazi - Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death," 1893

Manuel Orazi - Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death Check out the recently shared "Magical Calendar" book illustrated by Orazi here.

The Cloisters Apocalypse, 1330

68.174The Dragon and the Beasts Cast into Hell 

The Beast Wages War against the SaintsThe Beast Wages War against the Saints 

68.174Saint Michael Defeating the Beasts 

 68.174The Opening of the Fourth Seal, Pestilence 

68.174The Army of Horsemen 

The Locusts Wage WarThe Locusts Wage War 

68.174Satan Released from Prision 

68.174An Image of the Beast of the Sea Fashioned 

The Beast of the EarthThe Beast of the Earth 

The Unclean SpiritsThe Unclean Spirits 

The Beast of the SeaThe Beast of the Sea 

The Dragon Wages WarThe Dragon Wages War 

The Woman EscapesThe Woman Escapes 

The Dragon and the WomanThe Dragon and the Woman 

68.174The Beast of the Sea and the Dragon Worshiped 

The Worshipers of the Beast Receive His MarkThe Worshipers of the Beast Receive His Mark

 68.174The Fifth Trumpet Sounded, The First Woe

 A Storm; The Woman and the DragonA Storm; The Woman and the Dragon 

68.174The Opening of the Book 

 

"The Apocalypse, or Book of Revelation, was, according to European medieval tradition, written by John the Evangelist during his exile on the Greek island of Patmos. The opening chapters recount God’s instructions to the bishops of the seven churches in Asia Minor. The following chapters describe John’s extraordinary account of events to come at the end of time. The colorful illustrations of this manuscript bring these dream-like prophecies to life." 

Art and quotation taken from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Manuel Orazi - (Magic Calendar) Mil DCCCXCVI, 1895

The Magic Calendar, Mil DCCCXCVI Astrological & lunar chart : Sorciére; Astrological & lunar chart : SorciereAstrological & lunar chart / Sorciere 

 Intro : Witch within magic circleIntro / Witch Within Magic Circle

 Solar system : January 1896 - SabbatSolar system / January 1896 - Sabbat

 Sun compass : FebruarySun compass / February 

 Imprecation : MarchImprecation / March 

 Horoscope : AprilHoroscope / April 

Love potion : MayLove potion / May 

Once upon a time, I was promised a beautiful : JuneOnce upon a time, I was promised a beautiful / June 

 Transmutation, the Alchemist : JuliusTransmutation, the Alchemist / July

 Black Mass : AugustBlack Mass / August 

The Harvest of Herbs : September?The Harvest of Herbs / September?

 The Sorcerer : October; EvocationThe Sorcerer / October; Evocation 

 Bewitchment : NovemberBewitchment / November 

 Judgment of Sorcerers : December; End of WizardsJudgment of Sorcerers / December; End of Wizards

 All things good or bad for each dayAll things good or bad for each day

 O You who leafed through these pages : MDCCCXCO You who leafed through these pages / MDCCCXC 

"An occultist calendar illustrated by Manuel Orazi and printed in an symbolic edition of 777 copies to commemorate magic for the coming year of 1896. Each double page emulates the Christian calendar (name days, iconography). The document presents itself as a type of pagan-style almanac to chart the year of magic. The illustrations by Manuel Orazi combine nouveau art imagery with references to occult ceremonies, horoscopes, and tarot. The accompanying text is by Austin de Croze, a French food writer, who was also fascinated by esotericism." - quote source 

Artworks found at the Cornell University Library.

Vintage Magic Posters

Carter the Great (c. 1926). Brush King of Wizards Vintage Poster (c. 1895) Newmann's wonderful spirit mysteries, Newport, KY.  Donaldson Litho. Co., [1911?] Miss Baldwin, a modern witch of Endor, Created by "Calhoun Print, Hartford." [approximately 1870] Samri S. Baldwin, the white mahatma and a superb company, Created by "Calhoun Print, Hartford." 1870 FRIEDLÄNDER, Adolph. [poster for magic show], c. 1910 Von Arx - The Throne of Mystery Blackstone the World's Master Magician, early 1900's Dante_the_Great_(Oscar_Eliason)_late 19th C Benevol- The Head Cutter (c.1910) Magician Poster, 1920 "The Great Dayton Show" Kellar's New Wonder - Flyto or Princess Karnak Kellar, Harry (Heinrich Keller) [Centipede.] Cincinnati & New York, The Strobridge Litho. Co., 1897 Kellar and his perplexing cabinet mysteries, 1894 Kellar - Levitation Kellar, 1894 Kellar, poster 2, 1894 Kar-mi performing the most startling mystery of all India, 1914 Halloween HJB, Egyptian Hall, Maskellyne and Cooke's Marvellous Entertainment. Herrmann's Latest Novelty - Black Art, Ancient and Modern Magic Escher - Magic Poster, 1920's Le_Diable_au_XIXe_siècle Houdini Dr. Ormonde's Great Sunflower Coterie De Orm's Marvelous Mysteries The Fak Hongs (c. 1920s Chang and Fak Hong's A Night in Tokio, early 1930's Chang and Fak Hong's Hara-Kiri, 1930's Chang and Fak Hong's Japanese Review, 1930's Chang and Fak Hong's Oriental Review, 1930's Chang and Fak Hong's The Bhuda, 1930's Chang and Fak Hong's The Invisible Man, 1930's Chang and Fak Hong's United Magicians Presents Elle, 1930's Roskoff, Le Thaumaturge Illusion Show, 1910 George - Triumphant American Tour, 1920's George - The Supreme Master of Magic, mid 1920's George - The Supreme Master of Magic, mid 1920's 2 Thurston the great magician the wonder show of the universe, 1915 Thurston the great magician the wonder show of the universe, 1914 3 Thurston the great magician the wonder show of the universe, 1914 2 Thurston - Kellar's Successor , 1908 Carter the Great Carter the Great (1927). Carter the Great Elongated Maiden Poster (1935). Carter the Great, 1926 Carter the Great (Otis Litho, 1923) Carter the Great (c.1927) Fredrik the Great Professor Alba, 1959 Servais Le Roy - The Great Decapitation Mystery Magic Show Poster, 1930's