Melancholy, Pain, Resignation

Alfredo Baruffi :: La Melanconia, Il Dolore, La Rassegnazione. | Melancholy, Pain ans Resignation, 1905. | src Italia Liberty on Google Arts & Culture
A. Baruffi :: La Melanconia, Il Dolore, La Rassegnazione. | src Italia Liberty on Google Arts & Culture

Opium (1919)

Opium, Robert Reinert, Germany, 1919. (Theo Matyko ’19) “This 1919 silent film was released during a lull in censorship restrictions after the first world war. Crowds lined up around the block for weeks to see its celebration of decadence and sexual liberty. The rare original poster is six feet tall.” | src The Guardian

La Syphilis (1910s)

Louis Raemaekers :: L’Hecatombe. La Syphilis. “An image meant to warn Belgian soldiers returning from the front of the dangers of ‘The French Pox’. It depicts a dangerous woman standing both seductively and menacingly in front of a field of graves.” | src The Guardian

Der Spiegel, 1907

Vassily Kandinsky :: Der Spiegel. The mirror; draped female figure holding up hand-mirror, 1907. Colour linocut, printed in mauve-red, green, blue, yellow and black, on oriental paper. | src The British Museum | Bibliographic references Roethel 1970 / Kandinsky, das graphische Werk (49)

Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers

Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers. Season 1935-1936. [photo: Shawn’s men dancers in Wolf Dance (used later in his ballet Feather of the Dawn) by Putnam and Valentine, Los Angeles, 1918 (src NYPL) | src Iowa University Libraries

Exhibition of Austrian Visual Artists, 1902


Alfred Roller (1864–1935) :: XIV. Ausstellung der Vereinigung bildender Künstler Österreichs – Secession Wien. Klinger – Beethoven. (1902) | src MK&G ~ Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Hamburg)

Das getupfte Ei, 1907

Oskar Kokoschka :: Shepherd, Stag and Fox (Hirt, Hirsch und Fuchs). Illustration for the shadow play The Speckled Egg (Das getupfte Ei) (plate 1) from the First Theater Program of Kabarett Fledermaus (Cabaret Fledermaus), 1907. Designed by Carl Otto Czeschka, this program exemplifies the then-current idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. | src MoMA

Die 11 Scharfrichter

Thomas Theodor Heine :: Marya Delvard. Die 11 Scharfrichter. The Eleven Executioners was the first popular cabaret in Germany, and its subject matter was political humour. Marya Delvard used to sing underneath a single spotlight, creating a performance that was both chilling and enticing. This poster is from a 1902 performance. | src The Guardian