Bajadéra, 1900–1920

Stredoeurópsky grafik z prelomu 19. – 20. storočia. Bajadéra, 1900–1920. | Central European graphic artist from the turn of the 19th – 20th century. Bajadera, 1900–1920. | src Galéria mesta Bratislavy

Die Blätter mit dem Tod, 1918

Alfred Kubin :: Die Blätter mit dem Tod; [cover title]: Ein Totentanz. Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1918. First Edition. Kubin’s sequence of 24 lithographic images depicts death in a variety of contexts and including the title page and final vignette, in which which a gravestone bears the the artist’s own name; the cover is an additional lithograph. Kubin was well known for his explorations of macabre and satirical subject matter. This interpretation of the “Dance of Death” appeared at a moment when four years of world war and a spreading influenza pandemic meant that virtually no-one was untouched by death. | src locus solus rare books

Romeo, 1925

George Barbier :: “Romeo”. Figure of a nobleman in an Italian Renaissance costume. Original pen drawing in gold and colors. Signed “George Barbier 1925” on the right. On handmade paper and cardboard. Paris, 1925. Nice stage design for the representation of a Renaissance nobleman, such as a Romeo from Shakespeare’s drama. The French painter, illustrator and fashion designer George Barbier (1882-1932) is considered one of the most important exponents of Art Deco. | src Bassenge Auktionen