Götz Kluge

Götz Kluge

Posted on 11/14/2015


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IT WAS A BOOJUM

IT WAS A BOOJUM
This is Henry Holiday's back cover illustration to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876).

Originally, the illustration was in black and white.

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From a comment (1876) by Henry Holiday which he wrote on a letter from Lewis Carroll (Source: Sothebys):
"L.C. has forgotten that ‘the Snark’ is a tragedy…"


The Hunting of the Snark is not a nonsense poem, it's a tragedy. I think that this tragedy is about what happens when the search of truth turns into fanaticism.

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Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
great illustration
18 months ago.
Götz Kluge has replied to Nylonbleu
It is Henry Holiday's illustration. At the time when I posted it, I gave it the colors of the Tricolore. 2015 has been a Boojum year.
17 months ago.