Sunday, October 30, 2011

Monday Matticchio

Sunday Safari - Haunted House

Theatre poster by Stasys Eidrigevicius, 1990

Willibald KrainGerüchte (Rumour) from Krieg, 1916

Illustration by Alberto Martini for The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Liz MamontNursery

Francesco BalsamoGruppo di gufi in un interno

Pia Valentinis, illustration for Poe's The murders in the Rue Morgue 

Pierre Roy, Danger on the Stairs, 1927, thanks to Weimar

Jaroslav Serych, illustration for Tales of the Uncanny, 1976, and
John Buckland Wright, illustration for Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum1932, 
thanks to 50 Watts

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dark Imaginings

Dream Animal, 1903

This week's theme of fear seems like a good opportunity 
to feature the haunting, nightmarish visions of Alfred Kubin.
Many thanks to Aeron Alfrey at Monster Brain for his extensive post 
on Kubin and for the picture scans.

Alfred Kubin,1898

The Graveyard Wall, 1902

Oppression, 1900

The Rat House

The Brood, 1903

Insect of the Moon, 1910

The Pursued One, 1902

Serpent Nightmare, 1903-04

Adoration, 1900

The Vampire, 1900

Vielarmiges Tier

The Moor, 1923

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What Big Teeth You Have!

Of course, you already know the wolf's answer...

This scary week continues with the last and most frightening 
installment of Animalarium's visual exploration of this 
enormously popular tale. See my previous posts here and here
and visit Shelley Davies for more Red Riding Hood goodness.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Safari - Arachnophobia

 M. Dobuzinskij, D'javol from Zolotoe runo, 1907

Halloween is drawing near
time to face our wildest fear 

Odilon Redon, Smiling Spider, thanks to Japonisme

Bruno Paul, Plague in South Africa, illustration from Simplicissimus, 1901.
Many thanks to ihatemusic1943 for the info! 

 A. H. Watson, illustration from The Enchanted Blanket, 1936, thanks to ElfGoblin

 Aleksandra Waliszewska, Dom Babci

Film poster by Wojciech Fangor for Les Compagnes de la Nuit, 1956

Book cover by Rein van Looij, 1940s, thanks to 50 Watts

 Walter Martin and Paloma MuñozTraveler at Night

Michael Sowa, Spider on the wall

Book cover by Emanuel Schongut, 1960s

Film poster by Wiktor Gorka, 1964

Film poster by Werner Klemke for The Golden Spider 
from Graphis 1959-60, thanks to Sandi Vincent

Lorenzo Mattotti, illustration from The Raven


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