Sunday, 8 July 2012

Harry Clarke's Faust

Looking for silhouette material, I came across public-domain work of Harry Clarke, an Irish artist from the early 20th century. Here are some of his illustrations for the witch- and devil-related activities of Goethe's Faust. I can only describe these as "Aubrey Beardsley in Vornheim." 

Four witches, four arms

Reverse maggot nagas?

Bigby's lunch hour

More scary hands

Failed surprise roll

Really failed surprise roll

"Uh ... I disbelieve ..."

Pretty sure this wasn't in Goethe
He also draws a pretty mean fop, if you have need of such things:


  1. Thank you for this.

    So much art, so little time. . .

  2. This is amazing stuff. Thanks for discovering it!

  3. Awesome stuff - would make a good basis for a "hordelings of hell" random table.

  4. Shame Beardsley died so young. :(