Götz Kluge's photos with the The Bard

Fun with Allusions

Fun with Allusions
I think that Henry Holiday had quite some fun in imagining how the beholders of his illustrations would deal with what they might see. And the cannot hold him responsible for what they see.
Added on September 21, 2014

John Martin's Bard and Henry Holiday's Snark Illustrations

John Martin's Bard and Henry Holiday's Snark Illustrations
top left: John Martin, The Bard (1817).

top right: John Martin, The Bard modified using GIMP, Retinex: Scale=160, ScaleDivision=6, Dynamic=2.5

bottom left: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, Fit 8. Changes:…
Added on September  1, 2014

John Martin' s "The Bard" prepared for analysis

John Martin' s "The Bard" prepared for analysis
Source of the painting on the left side:
deliver.odai.yale.edu/content/id/594cf828-e6b8-4ec4-bf14-cac45880305d/format/3

left: John Martin, The Bard
center: desaturated, increased contrast of large dark area (rocks) on the right side
right: GIMP, Retine…
Added on August 31, 2014

Herbs & Horses

Herbs & Horses
[left]: Henry Holiday: The Vanishing (detail from lower left side)
Illustration to Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (1876)

[right]: John Martin: The Bard (retinex filtered and vectorized detail from lower left side)
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F…
Added on April 15, 2014

The Monster in the Branches

The Monster in the Branches
2014-01-26: I like this allusion by Henry Holiday in one of his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark to a little detail in John Martin's The Bard so much, that I made yet another assemblage.


Color image:
John Martin: The Bard, now…
Added on January 26, 2014

Monster Nose

Monster Nose
Color image:
John Martin: lower segment of The Bard, now in the Yale Center for British Art

Large black&white inlay:
[left]: John Martin: Detail from The Bard (ca. 1817)
[right, mirror view]: Henry Holiday: From Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver'…
Added on January 20, 2014

Bellman & Bard after retinex filtering

Bellman & Bard after retinex filtering
[main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated & (most of) color removed & retinex filtering

[upper inset]: Detail from preperatory draft for Henry Holiday's illustration (1876) to chapt…
Added on January  5, 2014

Where do Boojums live?

Where do Boojums live?
I posted this image to a "Carrollian" Facebook group. It was pending for a day and then disappeared. Perhaps it was not approved because of my Germanic English. Or did someone spot the Boojum somewhere in this image? Actually, such Boojums do not live in…
Added on December  7, 2013

Bellman & Bard for B&W printing

Bellman & Bard for B&W printing
Dithered B&W version for printing:
Width: 101.6 mm (2400 pixels),
Height: 127 mm (3000 pixels),
Resolution: 23.6220 pixels/mm (600 pixels/in).


[main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas del…
Added on November 27, 2013

Bellman & Bard after retinex filtering

Bellman & Bard after retinex filtering
[main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated & (most of) color removed & retinex filtering

[inset]: Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's…
Added on November 25, 2013

Detail from John Martin's "The Bard"

Detail from John Martin's "The Bard"
King Edward I "Longshanks" hiding in the bushes?

In a part of the detail I changed contrast and color. Then I vectorized the image.
Added on May 27, 2013

Bellman & Bard

Bellman & Bard
[main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated & (most of) color removed

[inset]: Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the…
Added on November 23, 2013

Bellman & Bard

Bellman & Bard
[main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated.

[inset] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail





In…
Added on November 21, 2013

Bellmen on the Rocks

Bellmen on the Rocks
[main image] John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), desaturated colors & increased lightness & increased contrast in lower right segment

[inset] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, det…
Added on November 21, 2013

Henry Holiday & John Martin

Henry Holiday & John Martin
[left]: Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Vanishing in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark
[right]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), now in the Yale Center for British Art, desaturated (because color is not important for the comparis…
Added on August 17, 2013

M. C. Escher's allusion to John Martin's "The Bard"

M. C. Escher's allusion to John Martin's "The Bard"
www.flickr.com/photos/bonnetmaker/8460032132

This discovery is a kind of "bycatch" from my Snark hunt: M. C. Escher's "Italian" scene shown above (left side) is not a copy like his version (1935) of a segment from a paintig by Hieronymus Bosch. The scene…
Added on August 11, 2013

Weeds turned Horses (2)

Weeds turned Horses (2)
[left] Henry Holiday (and Joseph Swain): Illustration (1876) to chapter The Vanishing in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail (showing some plants in the lower right corner of the original illustration)

[right] John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817…
Added on June 30, 2013

Bellmen

Bellmen
[main image] John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), desaturated colors & increased lightness

[inset] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail


Here the Jubjub meets the Cherub-Choir…
Added on July 14, 2013