mer-ow:

Can we just take a moment to appreciate my main girl, Kathe Kollwitz

School’s been hella busy so I can’t make a big post yet (but I plan to in the near future!), so in the mean time enjoy this piece of Kathe Kollwitz’s because she is the BEST

mer-ow:

Can we just take a moment to appreciate my main girl, Kathe Kollwitz

School’s been hella busy so I can’t make a big post yet (but I plan to in the near future!), so in the mean time enjoy this piece of Kathe Kollwitz’s because she is the BEST

heidi holder

fletchingarrows:

imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage one of the best illustrators ever, almost totally unknown, and my cat’s namesake. this is just a taste because it’s really difficult to find her stuff on the internet. i fucking freak out over her work.

I was going to do a post myself about Heidi Holder’s work but this person is right; it is difficult to find her stuff or anything about her in general on the internet. But she has beautiful pieces everyone should see. A children’s bookstore in NYC - on 18th street, I believe - had a few of her original illustrations on the walls! (They have a bunch of originals from people and a great collection of old children’s books you can stare at through glass) That’s how I found out about her (They definitely had the piece of the animal wedding. Great detail). 

I’m back!

So I’m back from Europe! It was a great trip and I’ve got a list of new artists to explore. I’ll be updating again, but until I get my shit together here’s some illustration / art history blogs to look at (y’all probably know them already, though):

FY Vintage Illustration / FY Illustrative Art / Caravaggista / WTF Art History

Also some SVA kids and I do this illustration blog where we create assignments for ourselves and post the results on the blog. Maybe you’ve heard of it: Draw Machine

5 week travel break!

I am traveling to northern Europe for about 5 weeks and therefore will not be able to upload during that time period. But once I get back I will definitely be doing more art history!

A place to learn about artists of the past and keep track of them here. Follow if you like and please suggest artists if you know of anyone you think is interesting!