Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Walrus at Cape Seniavin (Odobenus rosmarus divergens)

Title: Walrus at Cape Seniavin, Alternative Title: (Odobenus rosmarus divergens), Creator: Dewhurst, Donna A. Source: SL-03477, Publisher: (none), Contributor: ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR-EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.Title: Walrus at Cape Seniavin, Alternative Title: (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) Creator: Dewhurst, Donna A. Source: SL-03477, Publisher:(none), Contributor: ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR-EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.
Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: Marine Mammals, Alaska, Donna Dewhurst Collection.

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CAPE SENIAVIN IS AN IMPORTANT RESTING AREA FOR PACIFIC WALRUS. Each summer, thousands of walrus migrate into Bristol Bay to feed on rich beds of clams and other marine organisms. Between feeding cycles, they come to shore to rest at isolated resting areas (haulouts) distributed around the Bay. In recent years, the number of walrus using the haulout at Cape Seniavin on the Alaska Peninsula has increased substantially and this haulout has become one of the most important resting areas for walrus in Alaska Walrus Resting Area

Walrus - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Walruses (from Dutch: wal meaning "shore", and r(e)us meaning "giant") are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. Two subspecies exist: the Atlantic, Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus, and the Pacific, Odobenus rosmarus divergens. The Pacific walrus is slightly larger, the male weighing up to 1800kg. Walruses should not be confused with elephant seal. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Walrus.

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DSM in RD

David Stone Martin is an illustrator I'm still just beginning to learn about - but I'm already in love with his work, even from the little I've seen.

I knew he had done many album covers during the 50's (hundreds, in fact) and I have a few pieces he did for Collier's magazine, but it's thanks to Dominic Bugatto, who contributed these scans, that I came to realize that DSM did work for Reader's Digest as well.

You'll find three more pieces by this artist in my David Stone Martin Flickr set. If you'd like to see an amazing collection of 50's jazz album covers, with many by David Stone Martin, click here.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Oken's Natural History Part II















[click for much larger versions]

There was some beautiful illustration work that went into Lorenz Oken's 1843 natural history book: 'Oken's Allgemeine Naturgeschichte' at the HAAB website. I particularly like the facial expressions on the reptiles. No doubt a lot of it was derivative work. Great stuff. Thanks again to The Cartoonist for finding it.
[see also Part I: Oken Marine Species]

French Etchings

The Capitaine Fracasse
Abraham Bosse (1602-1676)

Westminster Palace
Félix Buhot (1847-1898)

Retour Des Champs Elysees
Félix Buhot (1847-1898)

Pont Neuf
Eugene Bejot (1867-1931)

La Pompe Notre Dame
Charles Meryon (1821-1868)

Le Coq
Felix Bracquemond (1833-1914)

Le Stryge
Charles Meryon (1821-1868)

[click for huge full size blogger/scaled versions]*

'A history of French etching from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day; Illustrated with a Frontispiece and One Hundred and Six Reproductions in Photogravure' , by F. L. Leipnik." at Carnegie Mellon University's Posner Library.
*If anyone wants a full size version of any of these (>1Mb) without having to go through the hassle of paging through the website, email me.

The Rouen Festival Book of Henri II









These beautiful paintings make up about half of the 65 page handwritten manuscript:
'Relation de l'entrée de Henri II, roi de France, à Rouen, le 1er octobre 1550'

If you put that title into the search page at the wonderful Rouen library site, all page images will come up as thumbnails. [Henri II]

Oken Marine Species













[click images for much larger versions]

Lorenz Oken [Ockenfuss] (1779-1851) studied medicine and natural science and held a number of university professorships. He is renowned as a 'transcendental naturalist' and first achieved fame with publication of 'Grundriss der Naturphilosophie' in 1802.

There is quite a bit of information about him on the internet but I'm afraid most of it soared over my head and/or is so poorly written as to preclude any decent understanding. Suffice it to say that Oken had mystical beliefs about the natural world that seem to have been derived from Kantian philosophy.

Oken believed that an "organism is none other than a combination of all the universe's activities within a single individual body" and that "world and organism are one in kind, and do not stand merely in harmony with each other."

This philosophy led him to classify the natural world from a morphological basis wherein he considered (prefiguring the cell theory [1839]) animals to be an agglomeration of 'infusorial masses or vescicles'. He placed all animals into classes: Dermatazoa (invertebrates); Glossozoa (fish - tongue first appears); Rhinozoa (reptiles - inhales air); Otozoa (birds - ears are formed); Opthalmazoa (mammals - eyes and other senses are complete).

All that has little to do with either the fantastic images above nor the way they are arranged in the book: 'Oken's Allgemeine Naturgeschichte' ('Oken's German Natural History') which was published in 1843 and is online at the HAAB website of the Foundation of Weimar Classics.

I've only posted the marine species but there are a LOT more plant, insect and animal illustrations available. I'll probably post some more I downloaded later. Although the above images are large, they are still scaled down to an extent versus what's available at the HAAB site.
Many thanks to Ralf Zeigermann from The Cartoonist for pointing out this wonderful book.

Tule Elk (cervus nannodes)

Title: Tule Elk, Alternative Title: cervus nannodes, Creator: Goldman, Luther C. Source: WO-254, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.Title: Tule Elk, Alternative Title: cervus nannodes, Creator: Goldman, Luther C. Source: WO-254, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: mammal, hoofed mammals, deer.

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Males have large antlers with many tines, including two facing forward, over the eyes. Long hair on their necks form a grizzled, grayish-brown throat mane. They are buffy gray on the back with a white rump patch. As members of the Cervidae family, they have no upper incisor teeth, but have canine teeth in the upper jaw. Their lower canines are incisor-like. Chaffee Zoological Gardens of Fresno

The Tule Elk considered the smallest of all the Elk species in North America is endemic to California. The adult bulls have an average weight of 450-500 lbs., with some topping the scales at up to 700lbs. The adult cows average 375-425 lbs (McCullough, 1969). The Biogeography of the Tule Elk

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RELATED: Monday, December 26, 2005 African Elephant, Tuesday, December 27, 2005 African lion, Wednesday, December 28, 2005 Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus), Thursday, December 29, 2005 Arctic Ground Squirrel, Friday, December 30, 2005 Bactrian Camels (Camelus bactrianus), Saturday, December 31, 2005 Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus), Sunday, January 01, 2006 Beisa Oryx (Oryx beisa), Monday, January 02, 2006 Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), Tuesday, January 03, 2006 Bison (Bison bison Linnaeus), Wednesday, January 04, 2006 Black Bear (Ursus americanus), Thursday, January 05, 2006 Black Rhinos (Diceros bicornis), Friday, January 06, 2006 Black- tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus), Saturday, January 07, 2006 Blackbuck Antelope (Antelope cervicapra, L.), Sunday, January 08, 2006 Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Monday, January 09, 2006 Brown Bear (Ursus arctos), Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Bull Moose (Alces alces shirasi Nelson), Thursday, January 12, 2006 California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi), Friday, January 13, 2006 Caracal (Caracal caracal), Saturday, January 14, 2006 Caribou 2 (Rangifer tarandus), Sunday, January 15, 2006 Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Monday, January 16, 2006 Coke'sgoro hartebeeste, Tuesday, January 17, 2006 Coyote (Canis latrans), Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli dalli), Thursday, January 19, 2006 Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana), Friday, January 20, 2006 Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale Parvula), Saturday, January 21, 2006 East African Hippopotamus, Sunday, January 22, 2006 Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris), Monday, January 23, 2006 Elk (Cervus elaphus), Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), Thursday, January 26, 2006 Florida Panther (Felis concolor coryi), Saturday, January 28, 2006 Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Sunday, January 29, 2006 Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Monday, January 30, 2006 Grant's Zebra (Equus burchelli boehmi), Tuesday, January 31, 2006 Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi), Wednesday, February 01, 2006 Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), Thursday, February 02, 2006 Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), Saturday, February 04, 2006 Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), Tuesday, February 07, 2006 Ground Squirrel, Sunday, February 26, 2006 Ibex (Capra ibex), Thursday, April 13, 2006 Impala (Aepyceros melampus), Wednesday, April 26, 2006 Kodiak Brown Bear (Ursus arctos), Saturday, April 29, 2006 Leopard (Panthera pardus), Sunday, April 30, 2006 Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), Tuesday, May 02, 2006 Marmot (Marmota caligata), Friday, May 05, 2006 Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi), Saturday, May 06, 2006 Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus), Sunday, May 07, 2006 Moose cow with two calves (Alces alces shirasi Nelson), Monday, May 08, 2006 Musk Ox (Ovibos moschatus), Tuesday, May 09, 2006 Nutria (Myocaster coypus), Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Oribi (Ourebia ourebi), Thursday, May 11, 2006 Pacific Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), Friday, May 12, 2006 Polar Bear and Cubs (Ursus maritimus), Saturday, May 13, 2006 Prebles Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei), Sunday, May 14, 2006 Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra americana), Monday, May 15, 2006 Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Tuesday, May 16, 2006 Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Thursday, May 18, 2006Reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata), Friday, May 19, 2006 River Otter (Lutra canadensis), Saturday, May 20, 2006 Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis), Sunday, May 21, 2006 Sea Lion Group at Haulout Alaska (Eumetopias jubatus), Tuesday, May 23, 2006 Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris), Saturday, May 27, 2006 Serval cat (Leptailurus serval), Saturday, May 27, 2006 Singing Vole (Microtus miurus), Sunday, May 28, 2006 Sitka Black-tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis), Monday, May 29, 2006 Topi (Damaliscus lunatus), Tuesday, May 30, 2006 Tule Elk (cervus nannodes), Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Walrus at Cape Seniavin (Odobenus rosmarus divergens), Thursday, June 01, 2006 White Rhinos (Ceratotherium simum), Friday, June 02, 2006 White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), (69 Images)

Alex Toth (1928 - 2006)

Just wanted to make note of the passing of one of the great masters of comic art - Alex Toth, who died last Saturday.

For those unfamiliar with the artist and his work and why he was so important, I recommend reading this excellent tribute.

Toth did relatively little illustration outside of the comics and animation industries, though he could have stood shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Noel Sickles and Austin Briggs, both of whom had their roots in cartooning.

You can see some examples of Toth's rare book illustrations here.

Denver and the Digest

Denver Gillen had a long relationship with the Reader's Digest, according to Walt Reed's Illustrator in America.

By design or due to printing limitations, Reader's Digest had a distinctive "gentle" colour palette that afforded its artists the opportunity to create some very appealing art by way of having to work within those parameters.

Denver Gillen did work for many other publications, including the Saturday Evening Post, in a more fully painted style, but even there you can see he was primarily a "linear" illustrator so its easy to see why his very accomplished style would make him a favourite with the Digest's editors.

You'll find several more pieces by this artist in my Denver Gillen Flickr set.