The Refugees — Tamara de Lempicka


A depiction of one of Frederik Ruysch’s displays


Separating Fighting Swans — Stanley Spencer

Portrait of the Artist’s Wife Seated, Holding Her Right Leg — Egon Schiele


Reading Girl with Cat — Leonor Fini


Three Mighty Ladies from Livonia — Albrecht Durer


Eddie Campbell’s 1001 Nights of Bacchus (Book acquired, 11.19.2015)


I took my kids to the bookstore yesterday because they wanted to get some more Choose Your Own Adventure books. We got a bunch of those—and maybe I’ll do a post on those, although I’ve never wanted this blog to be a nostalgia-soaked blog, although maybe that will be a nostalgia-soaked post. My son wanted to check out the comics section; he’s five, and short, and his height matched the “G” section, where he kept grabbing up Green Lantern comics (to which I: put those back). Incorrectly shelved there among the Corps though was Eddie Campbell’s 1001 Nights of Bacchus (to which I: give that here).
IMG_0653The first time I saw Campbell’s art I was shocked. I was 12 or 13—it was in a back issue of Cerebus which I had bought in the comic shop next to the music store where I took trombone lessons (don’t ask)—so, being 12 or 13, I was still capable of shock. Dave Sim had printed (or reprinted?) the prologue, or part of the prologue, from From Hell, Campbell’s book with Alan Moore on the White Chapel/Jack the Ripper murders. What a book. I had never seen anything like that. Campbell’s inky lines seemed savage, severe, violent and sketchy, especially juxtaposed against the work of Sim and Gerhard in that particular issue of Cerebus. (The issue was part of Jaka’s Story).  Continue reading “Eddie Campbell’s 1001 Nights of Bacchus (Book acquired, 11.19.2015)”

Time and the Old Women — Francisco Goya


Saint George and the Dragon — Albrecht Altdorfer


The Good Samaritan — Gustave Moreau


The Cyclops — Odilon Redon