Thursday, August 30, 2018

More Kley Illustrations

I just came across these beautiful Heinrich Kley drawings. I hadn't seen them before. The first one features a theme often applied by Kley, modern progress against nature.
I know lizards can grow their tail back...not so sure about crocodiles.

This one is titled Two lovely Beasts.

This is a great drawing, but I don't understand the Bavarian sounding caption. So I won't even try to translate? Anybody in Germany?

Either a sketchbook page or a study for a painting.


  1. The Bavarian text under the title "The Faun" means "Sie, Fräulein, bräuchten Sie vielleicht ein Modell für einen Sittlichkeitsapostel?" in German or "Excuse me, Lady, do you need a model for a moralizer (literally an apostle of moral)?" in English.
    Also thank you for sharing the great art!

  2. Great art as always with Kley.