Vintage Japanese Advertisements
These are some of the most
advertising images (Babelfish)
that I have ever seen. Not only does the
Toys Club have these gorgeous
eye-popping ads, it also has a remarkable collection of
clockwork/moving toys. Checkout the The
Saucer for example; it's great! The Butterfly Arrow face cream ad
below is my favorite. Please go to the
to see the rest of my selected images.
Butterfly Arrow Face Washing Cream (Pre-WWII)
Vintage New Year Postcards
Here are a few of my favorite Happy New Year postcards from the
New York Public Library's digital archive. There are 231 postcards
mostly in English, but there are a few in
There is also an interesting historical
1906 postcard featuring TR, the Czar of Russia and the Emperor of Japan.
To Ye Future
IWR Art Links For 12/24/2007
Delphin Enjolras (Bio
I love the lighting and tints in these gorgeous paintings.
Young Woman Reading by a Window
Nude by Firelight
Duane Hansen [Bio 1925-1996]
These sculptures are a great antidote to all of the Madison Avenue hype that
we Americans have been fed constantly for years. There should be more art about
average people. Don't you think? BTW, I think I saw that young shopper earlier today at the
mall. She almost knocked me over! There are more of his images
Chinese Paper Gods
These paper gods were collected over 60 years by missionary
Ann S. Goodrich, who spent much of her life trying to understand Chinese
culture including writing several books on the subject. These Paper
Gods are part of the colorful Chinese New Years celebrations. There
were paper gods
displayed in each room in the house, which were then burned after a year
use or burned directly after
Zeng fu Caishen
The Floating World of Edo Bathhouses (Babelfish
This Japanese site is all related to the Edo period and Japanese
bathhouses. There are some
digital prints (Bf)
of Edo Woman. There are detailed descriptions about the
bathhouse itself (Bf),
styles and beauty
of Edo Women (Bf)
This site is loaded with interesting and
and information about Edo period bathhouses.
Torii Kiyonaga's "Women at Bath"
Untitled Edo Woman
As The Flames Get Brighter The Snowman Screams
Just in case you are being overrun by an overdose of Christmas sentimentality, this is
just the cure!
Bun Warmer Santa
I found this wonderful collection of 289 prints by Chikanobu
in the The Scripps College Collection of Japanese Prints at the Claremont
College Digital Library. These are large beautiful scans of this
mostly unknown Meiji period Ukiyo-e artist, who lived from 1838-1912. I
had really not looked closely at Chikanobu's prints before, but was I
reminded of his work today when I saw an item on his triptychs in
Femme. I did some
research of my own, and then, I ran across this spectacular collection.
I must have spent at least two hours looking at these beautifully designed and
colored wood block prints. The prints are very well documented and
excellent descriptions and interpretations of the individual prints are
provided. I had
a real hard time just trying to select images for this post because there are so many
beautiful artworks. According to
early prints normally sell for $100-200!
Applying Powder to Neck (1897)
Snake: Shinobazu Benzaiten (1894)
Wang Pou (Oho) Visits a Grave During a Storm (1890)
Aquarium (circa 1896-1897)
Moon Viewing over Sarashina Rice Fields (1891)
IWR Art Links For 12/17/2007
Edwin Longsden Long [Bio
Edwin Longsden Long was a very talented British Orientalist painter.
His female figures are very lovely and his attention to detail is
quite astounding. I think his
Pharaoh's Daughter finding Moses is one of the best Old Testament
biblical paintings that I have ever seen.
The Eastern Favorite
Love's Labor Lost
Tetsuya Ishida's surrealist paintings reveal the troubled artist within
trapped a cold
merciless modern mechanical world. It is thought that he committed
suicide by jumping under a train. How sad.
Self Portrait In The Classroom
Ai Shinohara's surrealist paintings are also a bit on the weird side, but she is
talented painter and illustrator, indeed.
Drift about at the dream spring, 2007
These are great! I want one for Christmas!
What Do You Care
(via Little Hokum Rag)
Hugo Boettinger is a Czech impressionist painter in the tradition of Renoir.
Drei Badende Mädchen am Bach (1910)
On the Wings of a Big Orange Fish
This is an interesting set of images by Lotusgreen with people riding on
orange fish. There
are two images I believe by Yoshitoshi and the image below by Suzuki Harunobu
has got to be one of the most famous Ukiyo-e images of all time.
Mitate no Kinko by Suzuki Harunobu (18th Century)
Claude Verlinde is a much less depressing surrealist (than those above) in the hybrid style of Paul Delvaux and Hieronymus Bosch. I love his female figures.
These are fun.
Lincoln As Dixie Cup
Here are a few of my favorite Christmas postcards from the
New York Public Library's digital archive. There are 844 postcards in
total from all over the world, e.g., France, Slovak Republic,
Spanish for your holiday viewing pleasure.
All Good Wishes For Christmas!
Great Old House
A Merry Xmas!
IWR Art Links For 12/03/2007
As time goes on, I'm becoming more attracted to
painters like the Belgian artist
I especially like his painting below for which I could not find a title
or date. But isn't she beautiful?
I love the colors in these works of art. The painting below is sort of
Hokusai view of Mt
Fuji on peyote. But the father of all Mt. Fuji paintings or prints in my
Red Fuji by Hokusai.
Although there are only three images on this site, the painting below just
outstanding. Does anyone know if this artist has a web site their own?
I couldn't find one.
This artist is very talented. I love his Mt. Fuji's and also his
female figures. There are a few more images available by this artist on this
site, and also
Spring instrumentation (2005)
What a weird, but cute Kitty Kat!
Allison Delarue Collection at Princeton University Library
I really liked the sheet music cover below. It's enchanting.
Untitled Sheet Music Cover