Monday, April 8, 2019

Three More Kleys

I just want to share these recent Heinrich Kley online discoveries.
Above, Bacchus' parade. Beautiful subtle color treatment and gorgeous line work.
A tribut to hangovers.
The next one is a muddle of creatures interacting. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Kley started drawing on one corner of the sheet, not knowing what the final assembly or of characters and composition might end up looking like.

A study of industrial machinery, perhaps commissioned by the German company Krupp.
Kley was extraordinary at depicting everything from landscape watercolors, cityscapes, to fantastical beasts interplaying.
I am astonished to still find never before seen Kley artwork every year. To say that Kley was prolific is an understatement.