Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Kubin

Alfred Leopold Isidor Kubin was born in 1877.  An important contributor to Symbolism and Expressionism, he did illustration work for one of the first fantasy magazines called Der Orchideengarten (The Orchids-Garden, German, published 1919-1921).  His intense often nightmarish images really speak for themselves. 

The Lady on the Horse

Water Ghost

The Swamp

Man in a Storm


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  1. Not as fussed on the first pic, but like the last 4 and think that increases with each one!

    No. 5 is incredibly evocative.

    Curling Stones for Lego People

  2. Those pictures are more than a little spooky. Unlike the commenter above I rather like the first pic, but that might be to do with me thinking a giant rocking horse could be fun.

  3. The beaded 'K' speaks for itself as does the work of Kubin. At first glance the art pieces speak of as you said, 'nightmarish', but a closer look gives the viewer a chance to interpret the nightmare for themselves. New work and artist for me....The Rocking Horse a political statement?? Congrats on making it through Week #2. Thanks for your visits and comments on my AtoZ 'fiction from forgotten fotos'.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  4. Those are super creepy pics.


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