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The Waking Dream (Surreal Graphic Art 1450-1900)-Pt.2

Here’s some more from The Waking Dream: Fantasy and the Surreal in Graphic Art 1450-1900   [click on image to enlarge]

Holbein-The Arms of Death

Holbein-The Day of Judgement

Giulio Campagnola-The Astrologer

Leon Davent-Christ in Limbo

flemish engraving

Athanasius Kircher-plate from China Monumentis

Thomas Bartholin-frontispiece of Anatomia Reformata

Sebastien Le Clerc

Joseph De Cisse

Louis Boulanger-The Phantoms

Henry Holiday-plate from The Hunting of the Snark

Martin Schongauer-The Temptation of St. Anthony

Noel Garnier-the letter X from 15th century alphabet

Martino Rota-The Battle of Truth

Giovanni Battista Bracelli-plate from Bizarrerie

Giovanni Battista Bracelli-plate from Bizarrerie

Giovanni Battista Bracelli-plate from Bizarrerie

 

The Waking Dream (Surreal Graphic Art 1450-1900)

This is from a book, The Waking Dream: Fantasy and the Surreal in Graphic Art 1450-1900 (Knopf 1975). I got this as a present a long time ago and it’s pretty great. There’s a bunch of familier art in it but there’s enough stuff that I haven’t seen before or since that I really dig. [click on image to enlarge]

The Master E.S.-The letter T from a grotesque alphabet

Georg Simler

Georg Simler

Lorenz Stoer-from Geometria et Perspectiva

Titian-Death in Armour

Francois Desprez

Christoph Jamnitzer

Father Jean David-plate from Verdicus Christianus

Johann Theodore De Bry-The Creation of the World by the Trinity

Giovanni Battista Bracelli-plate from Bizarrerie