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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.

The Whims (1799) and The Follies (1815–23) of Francisco Goya

- November 28, 2017 in dreams, Francisco Goya, proverbs, satire, Society, spain

Prints from Goya's Los caprichos (The Whims) and Los disparates (The Follies), two series which see him condemning the follies and foibles of civilized society.

The Whims (1799) and The Follies (1815–23) of Francisco Goya

- November 28, 2017 in dreams, Francisco Goya, proverbs, satire, Society, spain

Prints from Goya's Los caprichos (The Whims) and Los disparates (The Follies), two series which see him condemning the follies and foibles of civilized society.

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.

Fables for the Frivolous (1899)

- June 8, 2016 in aesop, fables, fontaine, Guy Wetmore Carryl, parody, Peter Newell, satire

One of the earliest works by the American parodist Guy Wetmore Carryl, this collection of fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine's Aesop-style originals from more than 200 years earlier.

Fables for the Frivolous (1899)

- June 8, 2016 in aesop, fables, fontaine, Guy Wetmore Carryl, parody, Peter Newell, satire

One of the earliest works by the American parodist Guy Wetmore Carryl, this collection of fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine's Aesop-style originals from more than 200 years earlier.

Fables for the Frivolous (1899)

- June 8, 2016 in aesop, fables, fontaine, Guy Wetmore Carryl, parody, Peter Newell, satire

One of the earliest works by the American parodist Guy Wetmore Carryl, this collection of fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine's Aesop-style originals from more than 200 years earlier.

New Elucidations of Thomson’s Seasons (1822)

- April 27, 2016 in death, growth, Henry James Pidding, James Thomson, Memento mori, satire, skeletons, spring

Skeletons up to all sorts in this light-hearted satire of James Thomson's poem Spring, from the pen of humorist Henry James Pidding.