500 Years of Illustration: From Albrecht Durer to Rockwell by Howard Simon

By Howard Simon

For operating artists and scholars alike, this can be an unequalled treasury of the equipment, recommendations, and examples of significant illustrators from the sunrise of printing to the 20 th century. that includes works through Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, and others, it serves as a reference in addition to a pleasant searching e-book.

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Spain of the Eighteenth Century was a land filled with abuses, drenched with blood, decaying with a stench that filled the entire continent of Europe. Into a royal court peopled by harlots and weaklings, strode a stocky peasant, who by means of his singular genius was to etch for all time a history of the ghastly comedy that was the Spain of Charles the Fourth. In 1746 Francisco Goya y Lucientes was born at Fuendetodos, a miserably poor mountain village. His father was a farmer; his mother a descendant of bedraggled nobility.

And Hogarth did. WILLIAM HOGARTH. ‘Gin Lane’, engraving WILLIAM HOGARTH. ‘A Modern Midnight Conversation’ WILLIAM HOGARTH. Plate VII from The Rake’s Progress WILLIAM HOGARTH. ‘Beer Street’ WILLIAM HOGARTH. Portrait of Simon Lord Lovat WILLIAM BLAKE 1757-1827 IT IS difficult to reconcile the figure of William Blake with the England of his time. George the Third was king, and the ways of commerce and the need for expansion held full sway. In their tradesman’s prosperity, the newly wealthy Britons looked abroad for culture and art.

His greatest work, the illustrations for the “Book of Job”, was completed in 1821. Their mystical content has not prevented the twenty engravings of this series from becoming the most widely known of his work. Other examples of his industry and genius are his illustrations for Young’s Night Thoughts, Jerusalem, and Blair’s Grave. He was one of the first illustrators to design his engravings with geometrical precision, sometimes sacrificing the individual form to the effect in its entirety. The things of everyday life have no place in the works of William Blake.

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