The Outlandish Art of Mahlon Blaine
July 5, 2006 4:25 AM   Subscribe

The Outlandish Art of Mahlon Blaine. The highlight for me was Nova Venus.
A short biography of Blaine.
Another smaller gallery, which includes illustrations he did for translations of the works of Hanns Heinz Ewers.
[Many/most images on all pages NSFW]
posted by PinkStainlessTail (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome link. Passed it on to a friend who is interested in early 20th century illustration.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 5:09 AM on July 5, 2006

Quite beautiful. Thanks for drawing my attention to Nova Venus in particular. Sad and beautiful.
posted by Radio7 at 5:23 AM on July 5, 2006

I like it. Very similar in some ways to Alfons Mucha. Got that whole Art Nouveau thing going on.
posted by exlotuseater at 5:27 AM on July 5, 2006

To be honest, I was thinking more Aubrey Beardsley than Mucha.
posted by fFish at 5:53 AM on July 5, 2006

That's some neat stuff, some of it. I liked The Further Side of Silence -- made me think of an outlandish sort of tarot deck.
posted by Gator at 6:12 AM on July 5, 2006

Interesting stuff. Sorta Beardsley by way of Finlay. Thanks!
posted by interrobang at 9:42 AM on July 5, 2006

Kinda reminds me of Alasdair Gray, too.
posted by interrobang at 9:44 AM on July 5, 2006

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