Monday, April 30, 2012

Drama! Action! Adventure!

Speaking of historical reconstructive art — long before Roy Krenkel, long before Hal Foster, long before Donn Crane, long before so many others, there was an illustrator who was a master of drama, action, adventure!

Hermann Vogel, a German illustrator of the 1800s created beautifully detailed fairy tale renderings as well as historically accurate images of battles and campaigns of long ago, such as this amazing view of a pillaging of Rome.

Hermann Vogel — Pillage of Rome

And a detail scan to show the intricate engraving line work:

Hermann Vogel — Pillage of Rome — detail