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Grandville, Visions, and Dreams

- September 26, 2018 in Art & Illustrations, Books, caricature, Featured Articles, grandville, illustration, J.J. Grandville, satire, surrealism

With its dreamlike inversions and kaleidoscopic cast of anthropomorphic objects, animals, and plants, the world of French artist J. J. Grandville is at once both delightful and disquieting. Patricia Mainardi explores the unique work of this 19th-century illustrator now recognised as a major precursor and inspiration to the Surrealist movement.

Public and Private Life of Animals (1877)

- May 23, 2017 in Balzac, France, grandville, J.J. Grandville, paris, satire

Collection of acerbic animal fables, penned by the likes of Honoré de Balzac and George Sand, and illustrated by the brilliant J. J. Grandville.

Public and Private Life of Animals (1877)

- May 23, 2017 in Balzac, France, grandville, J.J. Grandville, paris, satire

Collection of acerbic animal fables, penned by the likes of Honoré de Balzac and George Sand, and illustrated by the brilliant J. J. Grandville.

Public and Private Life of Animals (1877)

- May 23, 2017 in Balzac, France, grandville, J.J. Grandville, paris, satire

Collection of acerbic animal fables, penned by the likes of Honoré de Balzac and George Sand, and illustrated by the brilliant J. J. Grandville.

Cat Pianos, Sound-Houses, and Other Imaginary Musical Instruments

- July 15, 2015 in athanasius kircher, cat piano, cats, Culture & History, Featured Articles, francis bacon, imaginary instruments, J.J. Grandville, Music, new atlantis, Science & Medicine, utopias

Deirdre Loughridge and Thomas Patteson, curators of the Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments, explore the wonderful history of made-up musical contraptions, including a piano comprised of yelping cats and Francis Bacon's 17th-century vision of experimental sound manipulation.

The Flowers Personified (1847)

- July 30, 2012 in anthropomorphism, cartoon, flowers, Images, Images-19th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-Illustrations, J.J. Grandville, non-article

Images by the great Parisian cartoonist J.J Grandville from his Les Fleurs Animées – his last work, originally published posthumously in 1847, the year of his death. With its mix of the satirical and poetic, the book is considered to be one of his most supreme achievements.

(All images taken from Volumes 1 and 2 of an 1867 edition of the book housed at the Internet Archive, and donated by the Joseph Sablé Centre. Thanks to the Old Book Illustration Scrapbook Blog, through which the book was found).













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