How To Build A Better Graveyard by Mike Mignola from Wizard Magazine November 1997
‘Figures Décoratives’ by Alphonse Mucha. Published 1905 by Librairie Centrale des Beaux Arts, Paris.
“This beautiful folio reflects Alphonse Mucha’s mastery of the female form. As Art Nouveau’s most influential artist, Mucha renders women and their sensuality in sensitive detail, his classic curvilinear lines accompanying compositions of women in natural settings.”
doing pf stuff slowly… nobody filled their growth reqs, but I’m a honey badger and I don’t give a fuk, art for everyone
this one is snow white, named olwen by the owner
‘Faust’ by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, with illustrations by Willy Pogany, published by Dana Estes & Company in 1908.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Illust. Willy Pogany.
London, Hutchinson & Co. [c.1908]
xx, 210 pp. 16 color plates by Willy Pogany (printed on linen). (8vo) original cloth. Early edition.
“Whatever is the lot of humankind
I want to taste within my deepest self.
I want to seize the highest and the lowest,
to load its woe and bliss upon my breast,
and thus expand my single self titanically
and in the end go down with all the rest.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
See more illustrations of this book here.
‘The seven ages of childhood’, pictures by Jessie Willcox Smith; verses by Carolyn Wells. Published 1909 by Moffat, Yard & Co.
See the complete book here.
Illustration by Hans Christiansen for ‘Jugend’ magazine (Source). The poem that goes along with the illustration is about how women and the sea are both beautiful yet treacherous:
Schön und treulos sind die Frau’n-
Schön und treulos sind die Wogen-
Wenn sie zehnmal Dich belogen
Haben Dich wohl zehnmal wieder
ihre süssen, falschen Lieder
Zu verderblichem Vertrau’n.