Monday, November 23, 2009


Alfred Kubin, 1877-1959, seems to attract renewed interest, since both Paris and New York have been exhibiting the disturbing visions of this (today) slightly obscure German symbolist.

I remember spotting the above drawing in a Danish history of the world back in the early 80's - it was used for illustrating the part dealing with the years leading up to WWI and it struck me as one of the most precise visualizations of the strutting brutality of war.

Panzer Sdkfz 251/1, Ausf D
A rare colour photo taken immediately after WWII - note the passenger car fitted with a wood gas generator, a familiar sight in gasoline-rationed post-WWII Europe.

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