Avant-garde rooted in nineteenth century aesthethicism
March 7, 2012 3:08 AM   Subscribe

Santiago Caruso is an Illustrator from Buenos Aires who sometimes refers to himself as a graphic journalist. He has illustrated books and both album and book covers. He blogs here.
Discovered via The Cabinet of the Solar Plexus Some links NSFW.
posted by adamvasco (3 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Drop dead gorgeous.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:41 AM on March 7, 2012

Extraordinarily good. I had never seen his work before. Thank you. This is exactly the sort of enriching experience I most enjoy on Metafilter. I particularly like some of his Lovecraft illustrations: he produces something fresh and new with them, which is quite unusual for territory as well trodden as Lovecraft. He seems to be pursuing the interesting question - "what might Lovecraft's work have looked like if it were illustrated in the eighteenth or early nineteenth century" - the time most appropriate to the language that Lovecraft uses - although I think there are also echoes of Rodin and, in some of the Bloody Countess illustrations, Kubin?
posted by lucien_reeve at 5:58 AM on March 7, 2012

Yes, awesome stuff indeed. Thank you for posting!
posted by Capricorn13 at 11:23 AM on March 7, 2012

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