Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Arthur Szyk


Now you tell me - was this guy way out there?

7 comments:

Vincent Waller said...
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Vincent Waller said...

Very nice. Who's the big mean lady yelling at stinky ol'hitler?

Jim Smith said...

To Vince: I think that is Brunhildee cause Uncle Adolph was way into Wagner and Sigfried and all that Pre-Nazi Nazi crap. Kill the wabbit.

Jim Smith said...

To Vince: PS - Wait - I think that is supposed to be the Japanese Emporer and Hitler is saying ease up look at all the enemies I killed for our noble cause - but then again I am guessing. Szyk's propaganda was the most potent I've yet seen.

J.G. Orrantia said...

Hey Jim this propaganda is the coolest stuff running who is this guy? I think you're right about the Hirohito thing, but who is the big bearded gandaly looking guy?

Jim Smith said...

To jg: Is this the Joe Orrantia? The scariest propaganda I've seen maybe. Arthur Szyk was a Polish artist who was on the scene then went to America during WW II. I'll post another one. For you viewers with tender stomachs turn your heads while looking at it.

Jim Smith said...

To jg: Do you mean the guy with the big mustache in the back and the eye-patch? According to the book he's the spirit of Wagner or Fatherland or something. He appears often in Szyk's art. The title of this drawing is "Gotterdammerung" with about 20 umlauts over it. End of the world and shit.