1.  Zola Sortie, 1898, oil on canvas by Henry de Groux, Belgian painter sculptor and lithographer, 1867-1930. 
  Political novelist Émile Zola was the center of public outrage he unleashed when he defended Jewish army captain, Alfred Dreyfus, who was falsely accused of  treason. The brutal realism of his novels assured Zola’s place in literary history. 
  DeGroux was one of the Belgian painters of his era and who best portrayed its tragic character.

     Zola Sortie, 1898, oil on canvas by Henry de Groux, Belgian painter sculptor and lithographer, 1867-1930. 

      Political novelist Émile Zola was the center of public outrage he unleashed when he defended Jewish army captain, Alfred Dreyfus, who was falsely accused of  treason. The brutal realism of his novels assured Zola’s place in literary history. 

      DeGroux was one of the Belgian painters of his era and who best portrayed its tragic character.

  2. red-lipstick:

Édouard Goerg aka Édouard Joseph Goerg (French, b. 1893, Sydney, Australia) -  Le Livre de Job, 1946    Etching

    red-lipstick:

    Édouard Goerg aka Édouard Joseph Goerg (French, b. 1893, Sydney, Australia) -  Le Livre de Job, 1946    Etching

    (Source: adventuresintheprinttrade.blogspot.com, via fragilityofart)

  3.  Blaubarts Zimmer, (Blaubarts Room), from Totentanz (Dance of Death). ink and ink wash by Alfred Kubin, Austrian printmaker and illustrator.
    Kubin inspired Lovecraft and Kafka and was inspired by Odilon Redon, Edvard Munch, James Ensor and Goya among others.

    Blaubarts Zimmer, (Blaubarts Room), from Totentanz (Dance of Death). ink and ink wash by Alfred Kubin, Austrian printmaker and illustrator.

        Kubin inspired Lovecraft and Kafka and was inspired by Odilon Redon, Edvard Munch, James Ensor and Goya among others.

  4.  The Dream, unknown medium by Alfred Kubin, Austrian, printmaker, illustrator and sometime author, 1877-1959. 
  Extremely affected by World War I, Kubin had once tried to commit suicide on his mother’s grave and was dismissed from military service due to a nervous breakdown. His art influenced Lovecraft and Kafka.  

     The Dream, unknown medium by Alfred Kubin, Austrian, printmaker, illustrator and sometime author, 1877-1959. 

      Extremely affected by World War I, Kubin had once tried to commit suicide on his mother’s grave and was dismissed from military service due to a nervous breakdown. His art influenced Lovecraft and Kafka.  

  5.  The Party on the Stairs, watercolor and body color by Adelaide Claxton, British, 1840-1900. At auction.
  Claxton was also an illustrator and was represented in Royal Academy exhibitions in London between 1859 and 1867. 

     The Party on the Stairs, watercolor and body color by Adelaide Claxton, British, 1840-1900. At auction.

      Claxton was also an illustrator and was represented in Royal Academy exhibitions in London between 1859 and 1867. 

  6.  Illustration by Alfred Kubin, Austrian, 1877-1959.
 It looks like foxes close in on the already dead. Kubin was a printmaker and illustrater in Symbolism and Expressionism who worked in a variety of mediums from charcoal to ink and oils.  

     Illustration by Alfred Kubin, Austrian, 1877-1959.

     It looks like foxes close in on the already dead. Kubin was a printmaker and illustrater in Symbolism and Expressionism who worked in a variety of mediums from charcoal to ink and oils.  

  7.  The Shades and Shadows Hansom Cab stops on a Paris street to welcome new followers who will be traveling to Austria with us this week. More cabs are on the way so the wait will be a short one.
 Passengers will be exorcisingdaemons, redperdition, midd93, sattelitesusurration, reveriesofreform, 01-ftrmth, strangewx, ladylilith333, half-dreaming, vanias-vintage-monstrosity-daniellepiso, sonofalvar, bailation, je-hacs, myrebelheart, wurst-und-sterne, hypomanics, crjunkins, reyyazelda, violisto, aoele.
  the-small-ones, in-excelsis, kvallning, artbyjohndavid, leashlady, sealordsandspacemen, sadoasis, szaethesis, iopanosiris, middlingfantasy, pathos-bathos, dying-is-an-art-im-doing-it-well, mithratemplezine, the-sleeper-service, enmesharra, druid404.
  hollyguacamole, athelia, js716, viagnostica, mojopony, rex-est-retro, evolution-through-revolution, smileatthemoon, localbusbum, nikolaenkophilip, mabelvitam, rebellebyallyamblur, kostiiserebro, agapedusoleil,  pipischmitz, zbegnum, impavidgaze, toumausu, freeandstrong, lux-atomica, climate-changing.
  exinanida, puniphorous, psy-geist, duaref, sun-up-at-five-am, colorluz, alicemcwild, seenses-working-overtime, thefalsespring, unproductivexpenditure, spitfirepeter, didnt-understand, trazgoh, lebenindenwaldren, paramitueresmar, awister, wilburwhateley, minimalworld, art-of-mars, myfriendthom, krpharuhi, 1polishboy, sb19870, abadurl and jorge999.
  Home, Driver is an oil on canvas by Jean Béraud, French, 1849-1935. Private Collection.

     The Shades and Shadows Hansom Cab stops on a Paris street to welcome new followers who will be traveling to Austria with us this week. More cabs are on the way so the wait will be a short one.

     Passengers will be exorcisingdaemons, redperdition, midd93, sattelitesusurration, reveriesofreform, 01-ftrmth, strangewx, ladylilith333, half-dreaming, vanias-vintage-monstrosity-daniellepiso, sonofalvar, bailation, je-hacs, myrebelheart, wurst-und-sterne, hypomanics, crjunkins, reyyazelda, violisto, aoele.

      the-small-ones, in-excelsis, kvallning, artbyjohndavid, leashlady, sealordsandspacemen, sadoasis, szaethesis, iopanosiris, middlingfantasy, pathos-bathos, dying-is-an-art-im-doing-it-well, mithratemplezine, the-sleeper-service, enmesharra, druid404.

      hollyguacamole, athelia, js716, viagnostica, mojopony, rex-est-retro, evolution-through-revolution, smileatthemoon, localbusbum, nikolaenkophilip, mabelvitam, rebellebyallyamblur, kostiiserebro, agapedusoleil,  pipischmitz, zbegnum, impavidgaze, toumausu, freeandstrong, lux-atomica, climate-changing.

      exinanida, puniphorous, psy-geist, duaref, sun-up-at-five-am, colorluz, alicemcwild, seenses-working-overtime, thefalsespring, unproductivexpenditure, spitfirepeter, didnt-understand, trazgoh, lebenindenwaldren, paramitueresmar, awister, wilburwhateley, minimalworld, art-of-mars, myfriendthom, krpharuhi, 1polishboy, sb19870, abadurl and jorge999.

      Home, Driver is an oil on canvas by Jean Béraud, French, 1849-1935. Private Collection.

  8. 16chakras:

Dante and Virgil in Hell, 1897, by Eugène Auguste François Deully (French, 1860-1933). Oil on canvas.

(This oil on canvas was painted in 1897. Considered an artist of the Romanticism school, many of  Deully’s works are available through auction houses. — shadesandshadows.)

    16chakras:

    Dante and Virgil in Hell, 1897, by Eugène Auguste François Deully (French, 1860-1933). Oil on canvas.

    (This oil on canvas was painted in 1897. Considered an artist of the Romanticism school, many of  Deully’s works are available through auction houses. — shadesandshadows.)

    (Source: wonderingaesthetic, via fragilityofart)

  9.   Epidemic, India ink and wash, by Alfred Kubin, 1877-1959.
  Death spreads his deadly germs on the unaware.  An Austrian illustrator, printmaker and sometime writer, Kubin was greatly affected by World War I.
  Although the Nazis of World War II called his work “degenerate,”  he managed to work through the war years. Early in his life he tried and failed to commit suicide on his mother’s grave and was dismissed from duty in World War I because of a nervous breakdown.
  A symbolist and expressionist, Kubin was influenced by Odilon Redon, Edvard Munch, James Ensor and Max Klinger among others.

      Epidemic, India ink and wash, by Alfred Kubin, 1877-1959.

      Death spreads his deadly germs on the unaware.  An Austrian illustrator, printmaker and sometime writer, Kubin was greatly affected by World War I.

      Although the Nazis of World War II called his work “degenerate,”  he managed to work through the war years. Early in his life he tried and failed to commit suicide on his mother’s grave and was dismissed from duty in World War I because of a nervous breakdown.

      A symbolist and expressionist, Kubin was influenced by Odilon Redon, Edvard Munch, James Ensor and Max Klinger among others.

  10.  Beheading of Dorothea, 1516, tempera on wood, by Hans Baldung Grien, German painter and printmaker and student of  Albrecht Dürer. 
   So the story goes, St. Dorothy of Caesarea was a 4th century virgin martyr killed because she refused to worship idols. She is the patron saint of horticulture, brewers, brides, love and florists.

     Beheading of Dorothea, 1516, tempera on wood, by Hans Baldung Grien, German painter and printmaker and student of  Albrecht Dürer. 

       So the story goes, St. Dorothy of Caesarea was a 4th century virgin martyr killed because she refused to worship idols. She is the patron saint of horticulture, brewers, brides, love and florists.

About

Many classical writers and artists explored misty shades and shadows of the supernatural. Others chronicled myths and legends.
This is a collection of writers and artists who illustrated these dark themes.

For a lighter side, visit www.athousandwinds.tumblr.com

AUTHORS AND ARTISTS:
· Adolf Hiremy Hirschl
· Adolph von Menzel
· Adriaen Brouwer
· Adriaen van de Venne
· Albert Ludovici
· Albert Welti
· Albrecht Durer
· Alessandro Magnasco
· Alexander Litovchenko
· Alexander Nasmyth
· Alexander Ver Huell
· Alexandre Cabanel
· 
Alexandre Colin
· Alfred Elmore
· Alfred Kubin
· Alfred Stevens
· Allegory
· Alphonse de Neuville
· Anders Zorn
· Angelica Kauffmann
· Anonymous
· Antoine Wiertz
· Anton Pieck
· Arnold Bocklin
· Artur Grottger
· Arthur Hacker
· Arthur Hughes
· Arthur Rackham
· August Bromse
· Auguste Raffet
· Augustus Leopold Egg
· Augustus Mulready
· Austin Osman Spare
· Benigne Gagneraux
· 
Biblical Themes
· Book Covers
· Book of Hours
· Bram Stoker
· Briton Riviere
· Camille Corot
· Caravaggio
· Carl Herpfer
· Carlos Schwabe
· Caspar David Friedrich
· Cemetery Sculptures
· Charles Deas
· Charles Dickens
· Charles Doyle
· Charles Landseer
· Charles West Cope
· Charlotte Bronte
· Charon
·  Claudius Jacquand
· Consolation
· Crypts
· Dance of Death
· Daniel Maclise
· Dante Rossetti
· David Teniers the Younger
· Divine Comedy
· Domenico Feti
· Dreams
· Druids
· Edgar Allan Poe
· Edmund Blair Leighton
· Edmund Dulac
· Edouard Cibot
· Edouard Hamman
· Edouard Manet
· Edouard Rosset Granger
· Edvard Munch
· Edward Bulwer Lytton
· Edward Burne Jones
· Edward Gorey
· Edward Matthew Ward
· Edwin Landseer
· Egbert van der Poel
· Egyptian Themes
· Elihu Vedder
· Emanuel Leutze
· Emily Bronte
· Ernst Ferdinand Oehme
· Erskine Nicol
· Eugene Delacroix
· Eugene Grasset
· Evelyn de Morgan
· Executions
· Fear
· Felician Rops
· Ferdinand Keller
· Ferdinand Waldmuller
· F.H. Townsend
· Fire
· Firs Zhuravlev
· Folklore
· Francesco Guardi
· Francis Danby
· Francisco deZurbaran
· Francisco Goya
· Francois Biard
· Frank Dicksee
· Frank Holl
· Frederic George Cotman
· Frederick Coffay Yohn
· Frederick Lord Leighton
· Frederick Walker
· Gabriel Max
· Gaston Leroux
· George Bernard O'Neill
· George DuMaurier
· George Elgar Hicks
· George Frederick Watts
· Georges de Latour
· Ghosts
· Girodet Trioson
· 
Giovanni Baglione
· Guercino
· Gustave Courbet
· Gustave Courtois
· Gustave Dore
· Hans Baldung Grien
· Hans Holbein the Younger
· Hansom cab
· Harper's Weekly
· Harrison Ainsworth
· Haunted Places
· Heinrich Burkel
· Henri Latour
· Henri Regnault
· Henry Courtney Selous
· Henry de Groux
· Henry Fuseli
· Henry James
· Herbert Dicksee
· Herbert Draper
· Hieronymous Bosch
· Horace Vernet
· Howard Pyle
· Hughes Merle
· Hugo Simberg
· Ilya Repin
· Image
· Ireland
· Isle of the Dead
· Ivan Aivazovsky
· Jacek Malczewski
· Jack the Ripper
· Jacques Callot
· Jakub Schikaneder
· James Ensor
· James Tissot
· James William Carling
· Jan Beerstraten
· Jan Brueghel
· Jan Steen
· Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
· Jean Baptiste Corot
· Jean Beraud
· Jean Francois Millet
· Jean Gericault
· Jean Leon Gerome
· Jean Paul Laurens
· Johan Malmstrom
· Johann Von Goethe
· John Atkinson Grimshaw
· John Baptist de Medina
· John Buchan
· John Collier
· John Downman
· John Martin
· John Edmund Buckley
· John Everett Millais
· John Milton
· John Singleton Copley
· John William Waterhouse
· Joseph Farquharson
· Joseph M.W. Turner
· Joseph Sattler
· Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
· Joseph Wright
· Juan de Valdes Leal
· Karl Blechen
· Karl Briullov
· Karl Diefenbach
· Klavdy Lebedev
· Konstantin Flavitsky
· Konstantin Makovsky
· Laszlo Mednyanszky
· Lee Brown Coye
· Legends
· Lenore
· Leon Bonnat
· Leon Wyczolkowski
· Leonardo da Vinci
· Louisa May Alcott
· Louis Boulanger
· Louis Gallait
· Louis Janmot
· Louis Leopold Boilly
· Louis Moe
· Lucas Cranach
· Lucas van Leyden
· Lucas van Uden
· Lucien Levy Dhurmer
· Luis Ricardo Falero
· McGuffey's Readers
· Magic
· Marcel Roux
· Maria Cosway
· Mary Roberts Rinehart
· Matthew Gregory Lewis
· Matthias Stomer
· Maximilian Pirner
· Max Klinger
· Michelangelo
· Mihaly Zichy
· Modest Mussorgsky
· Mourning
· Murder
· Mysteries
· Mystics
· Myths
· Nathaniel Hawthorne
· Nicolaes Berchem
· Nicholas Poussin
· Oddities
· Odilon Redon
· Operas
· Oscar Wilde
· Paul Albert Besnard
· Paul Delaroche
· Peter Claesz
· Peter Paul Rubens
· Philip Burne Jones
· Philip Wouwerman
· Phyllis Chesler
· Pieter Bruegel
· Plague
· Poetry
· 
Pompeii
· 
Randolph Schwabe
· Ray Bradbury
· Resurrectionists
· Richard Redgrave
· Richard Wagner
· Robert Bloch
· Robert Draper
· Robert Lewis Stevenson
· Robert William Buss
· Rogelio de Equsquiza
· Rudyard Kipling
· Samuel Luke Fildes
· Samuel Prout
· Samuel Woodforde
· Sandor Liezen Mayer
· Sculpture
· Serafino Macchiati
· Sherlock Holmes
· Shirley Jackson
· Solitude
· Sorrow
· Spiritualism
· Strand Magazine
· Suicides
· Susan Hill
· Suspense
· Tavik Frantisek Simon
· Theodor Kittlesen
· Theodore Gericault
· Thomas Brooks
· Thomas Faed
· Thomas Hardy
· Thomas Jones Barker
· Thomas Rowlandson
· Titian
· Tragedy
· Ulpiano Checa
· Vanitas
· Vasily Grigorevich Perov
· Victoriana
· Viktor Vasnetsov
· Vincent Van Gogh
· Vincenzo Camuccini
· Walter Crane
· Walter Langley
· Walter Scott
· War
· Washington Irving
· Wilhelm Kotarbinsky
· Wilkie Collins
· William Bouguereau
· William H. Ainsworth
· William Holman Hunt
· William Blake
· William Brassey Hole
· William Frith
· William Hamilton
· William Hogarth
· William MacGeorge
· William Mulready
· William Shakespeare
· William Strang
· Witchcraft
· Witold Pruszkowski
· Xavier Mellery