By Howard Simon
Starting with 16th-century woodcuts by way of Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein, the chronological presentation good points works by way of Goya, Hogarth, Blake, Morris, Doré, Toulouse-Lautrec, Beardsley, and different masters. a quick textual content introduces each one part, and the quantity concludes with a world roster of contemporary artists, classified through nation. All that's top and amazing within the box of representation appears to be like right here, during this immense e-book of sketches, engravings, woodcuts, and lithography.
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But in the early Eighteenth Century they were immensely popular. Hogarth’s public very probably cared little about artistic merit, but in Moll Hackabout, the harlot, it found a subject close to its understanding. Moll’s success was followed by the “Rake’s Progress”, and then came the most finished, technically, of the plates, “Marriage a la Mode”, in which Hogarth bitterly satirized upper-class society in six trenchant scenes. The artist seemed to take great delight in taunting those with whose opinions he differed.
However, both groups agree to the date, which was 1497. At any rate, Hans Holbein was the son of Hans Holbein the Elder, who settled at Basle and resided there during the rest of his life. In 1515 Holbein made a series of marginal drawings to In Praise of Folly by Erasmus. ” The illustrations were marvels of invention and rapid execution, wittily done with free, easy pen strokes. Where the text mentions the author, Holbein has given us a portrait of Erasmus in his study. At the age of twenty-six, he designed a large series of drawings on wood for Luther’s translation of the New Testament, printed by Thomas Wolff.
Acknowledgment is also made to Tosspo, Warsaw, for illustrations by St. O. Chrostowski, T. Cieslewski, T. Kulisiewcs, W. Skoczylas, L. Tyrowicz from Polish Art by Mieczyslaw Treter; to Blue Ribbon Books, New York, for permission to use the illustrations of John Austen from Don Juan by Lord Byron; to Rarity Press, New York, for permission to use the illustrations of Robert Gibbings from Gustave Flaubert’s Salammbo; to the magazine Story Parade, New York, for permission to use the illustrations of Grace Paull from Mr.