Costume for Tosca by Erté

Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) :: Costume Sketch for Ganna Walska as Floria Tosca in 'Tosca', 1920. Gouache on board. | src LACMA
Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) :: Costume Sketch for Ganna Walska as Floria Tosca in ‘Tosca’, 1920. Gouache on board. | src LACMA

Black Cat – MPW – 1916

Advertisement for Black Cat General Film Services. The Moving Picture World, November 1916 (DETAIL)
Advertisement for Black Cat General Film Services. The Moving Picture World, November 1916 (DETAIL)
Advertisement for Black Cat General Film Services. The Moving Picture World, November 1916
Advertisement for Black Cat General Film Services. The Moving Picture World, November 1916

Dragonfly by Hollar, 1644-1652

Wenceslaus Hollar :: Libelle, lieveheersbeestjes en vlinders. Dragonfly, beetle, butterfly. (detail) | src Rijksmuseum
Wenceslaus Hollar :: Libelle, lieveheersbeestjes en vlinders. Dragonfly, beetles, butterfly. (detail) | src Rijksmuseum
Wenceslaus Hollar :: Libelle, lieveheersbeestjes en vlinders. Dragonfly, beetle, butterfly. Verschillende insecten (series title). Various insects (series title). Diversae Insectorum (series title), 1644-1652. | src Rijksmuseum
Wenceslaus Hollar :: Libelle, lieveheersbeestjes en vlinders. Dragonfly, beetles, butterfly. Verschillende insecten (series title). Various insects (series title). Diversae Insectorum (series title), 1644-1652. | src Rijksmuseum

Joan of Arc by Jan Toorop

Jan Toorop [Dutch, 1858–1928] :: Jeanne d'Arc - Joan of Arc, 1898. Graphite and colored pencils on tan wove board. | Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern“
Jan Toorop [Dutch, 1858–1928] :: Jeanne d’Arc – Joan of Arc, 1898. Graphite and colored pencils on tan wove board. | Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern“

Signed recto, lower right, pen and black ink: “J. K. TOOROP”; dated, lower left, in pen and black ink: “1898”; inscribed recto, lower center, in graphite: “IEANNE D’ARC”

Imbued with the sinuous linear style of Toorop’s most celebrated works, this small drawing merges medieval subject matter with the graphic language of Symbolism. Cleverly situated within the voids of a capital letter E, Toorop’s title figure recalls the conventions of medieval manuscript illumination. Indeed, like many of Toorop’s drawings, this work was likely intended for inclusion in a book. The swirling parallel lines in the saint’s hair and the intensity of her downcast posture assert the sympathetic interpretation Toorop offered of this warrior saint, whose canonization was not finalized until 1920.

Le ciel de l’horizon de Paris

Le ciel de l'horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 20 Juin | BnF · Gallica
Le ciel de l’horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 20 Juin [detail] | BnF · Gallica
Le ciel de l'horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 20 Juin | BnF · Gallica
Le ciel de l’horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 20 Juin | BnF · Gallica
Le ciel de l'horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 29 Mars [detail] | BnF · Gallica
Le ciel de l’horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 29 Mars [detail] | BnF · Gallica
Le ciel de l'horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 29 Mars 
From: Le ciel: notions d'astronomie à l'usage des gens du monde et de la jeunesse par Amédée Guillemin, Hachette, 1864.
Le ciel de l’horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 29 Mars
From: Le ciel: notions d’astronomie à l’usage des gens du monde et de la jeunesse par Amédée Guillemin, Hachette, 1864.
Le ciel de l'horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 22 Septembre | BnF · Gallica
Le ciel de l’horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 22 Septembre | BnF · Gallica
Le ciel de l'horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 20 Décembre [detail] | BnF · Gallica
Le ciel de l’horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 20 Décembre [detail] | BnF · Gallica
Le ciel de l'horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 20 Décembre. From: Le ciel: notions d'astronomie à l'usage des gens du monde et de la jeunesse par Amédée Guillemin, Hachette, 1864.
Le ciel de l’horizon de Paris (Côté Sud ) vu à Minuit le 20 Décembre
From: Le ciel: notions d’astronomie à l’usage des gens du monde et de la jeunesse par Amédée Guillemin, Hachette, 1864.

Oppenheimer und Kokoschka

Max Oppenheimer (MOPP) (1885–1954) :: Moderne Galerie Theatiner-Maffeistr. Max Oppenheimer (Exhibition Poster), 1911
Max Oppenheimer (MOPP) (1885–1954) :: Moderne Galerie Theatiner-Maffeistr. Max Oppenheimer (Exhibition Poster), 1911 MoMA

Oppenheimer, who had begun signing works MOPP by 1911, was initially friendly with both (Oskar) Kokoschka and (Egon) Schiele. But this poster, which he designed for his first Munich exhibition, brought accusations of plagiarism from Kokoschka, who found its subject—a gaunt, naked self-portrait figure bleeding from a chest wound—too close to his own agonized poster of a year earlier (images below). | quoted from MoMA

Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1910. Das druckgrafische Werk im Kontext seiner Zeit @ Museum der Moderne Salzburg © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka and Museum of Fine Arts Budapest; also Art Institute Chicago
Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1910. Das druckgrafische Werk im Kontext seiner Zeit @ Museum der Moderne Salzburg © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka and Museum of Fine Arts Budapest; also Art Institute Chicago
Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1911. Poster for a conference at the Akademischer Verband für Literatur und Musik, Jänner 1911. Leopold Museum and MoMA: German Expressionism Project
Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1911. Poster for a conference at the Akademischer Verband für Literatur und Musik, Jänner 1911. Leopold Museum and MoMA: German Expressionism Project

Vasily Kachalov in Anathema

Vintage Russian postcard depicting Russian actor Vasily Ivanovich Kachalov [Васи́лий Ива́нович Кача́лов] in Anathema, a play by Russian playwright Leonid Andreyev at the Moscow Art Theater. [ca. 1900] akademic.ru
Russian actor Vasily Ivanovich Kachalov in the title role of Leonid Andreyev’s Anathema. Kachalov led the so-called Kachalov Group within the Moscow Art Theater. [Ryckoff Collection]. | src Getty Images
Russian actor Vasily Ivanovich Kachalov in the title role of Leonid Andreyev’s Anathema. (ca. 1900) | src Getty images
К. С. Малевич. Василий Качалов в пьесе Л. Андреева “Анатэма”. 1908 г. Единственный пробный оттиск гг. Коллекция С. Григорьянца | Vasily Kachalov in Anathema by Kazimir Malevich (1908) | src wikimedia commons
Vasily Ivanovich Kachalov by Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (1908) | src twitter

Valeska Gert by Mammen / Kainer

Valeska Gert, gemalt von Jeanne Mammen; 1928-1929 © Berlinische Galerie. | src Welt.de
Ludwig Kainer :: Valeska Gert. Groteske Tänze. Plakat. 1917. Das Plakat, Mai-Juli 1918