Alfred Kubin (1877-1959)


Wassergeist (Water Spirit), 1905

Sergius Hruby (1869-1943)


From Die Muskete the illustration Schändung (Desecration), 1926

Franz von Bayros (1866-1924)


Illustration from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’, “Inferno”, Canto IX. 28, 1921

Where, in an instant, I beheld uprisen
At once three hellish furies stain’d with blood.
In limb and motion feminine they seem’d;
Around them greenest hydras twisting roll’d
Their volumes; adders and cerastes crept
Instead of hair, and their fierce temples bound.

Felix Nussbaum (1904-1944)


Trumph des Todes (Triumph of Death), 1944

This was his last known work. Weeks after its completion, Nussbaum and his wife were arrested by the Wehrmacht.

Manuel Orazi (1860-1939)


Cover of L’assiette au beurre by Manuel Orazi, December 12, 1903


Messe noires in L’assiette au beurre No 141. December 12, 1903

Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956)

Louis Raemaekers was a Dutch painter and editorial cartoonist. He took a strong anti-German stance during WWI. This is one of his cartoons depicting the Dance of Death from the beginning of the war.

The German Tango – “From East to West and West to East, I dance with thee.”


(I should note this is an old post I bumped up – that’s why it already has some love.)



Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956)


La Syphilis, 1922

A WWI image meant to warn Belgian soldiers returning from the front of the dangers of ‘The French Pox’.