They were Giants.
August 9, 2010 2:22 PM   Subscribe

Minotaure published only 12 issues between 1933 and 1939. The covers were by some of the leading artists of the day century. (via)
posted by adamvasco (14 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
These are gorgeous.
posted by cthuljew at 2:31 PM on August 9, 2010

Wow, awesome. And wow, those are some big names! Very cool, thanks.
posted by Gator at 2:41 PM on August 9, 2010

Oh, my god. What cthuljew said.
posted by brundlefly at 2:42 PM on August 9, 2010

Thank you, I had almost forgotten about the nonist
posted by wcfields at 2:51 PM on August 9, 2010

Wow, it's like a Who's Who of Great Western Artists of the Early 20th Century.
posted by bettafish at 3:06 PM on August 9, 2010

I second the awesome. And I'd never heard about the nonist, so thanks x 2.
posted by foonly at 3:25 PM on August 9, 2010

Ah! If anyone's in London, Surreal House at the Barbican (til September 12th) has Minotaure in the same room as André Breton's house. I think there's four or five issues open, if I'm remembering right, but it's gorgeous to see them in the paper-flesh.
posted by carbide at 3:33 PM on August 9, 2010

Totally amazing.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:33 PM on August 9, 2010

I love you adamvasco!
posted by madamjujujive at 4:34 PM on August 9, 2010 [1 favorite]

Taste the Beast!
posted by Chuffy at 6:24 PM on August 9, 2010

Those covers are very good.
posted by Red Loop at 6:53 PM on August 9, 2010

I don't care if he is Henri Matisse, that painting really blows. The other ones are pretty cool.
posted by Dr. Send at 6:58 PM on August 9, 2010

This artwork reminds me somewhat of Der Orchideengarten, incipient fantasy circa 1919. Here, here, & here. And it also printed a wide selection of fantastic stories by famous foreign authors such as Dickens, Pushkin, Charles Nodier, Maupassant, Poe, Voltaire, Gautier, Washington Irving, Hawthorne, Valerii Briusov, H. G. Wells, Karel and Josef Capek, Victor Hugo, and others equally prominent...

There were a lot of fascinating creative currents in Europe a century ago. Want to see much more online; thanks for the pointer!
posted by Twang at 7:16 PM on August 9, 2010

Matisse just blows the others out of the water. A true genius.
posted by fire&wings at 3:27 AM on August 10, 2010

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