Götz Kluge's photos with the deniability

Mary's and the Baker's Kerchiefs

Mary's and the Baker's Kerchiefs
[left]: Redrawn segment from one of Henry Holiday's pencil drafts for the depiction of the Baker's visit to his uncle (1876) in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark. Below the draft you see a segment of the final – and less daring – illustration.

[ri…
Added on December 27, 2014

The Billiard Marker & Henry George Liddell

The Billiard Marker & Henry George Liddell
upper inset:
Henry Holiday's depiction of the Billiard marker in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876).

background:
Henry George Liddell (painted by Sir Hubert von Herkomer in 1891). Liddell was Carroll's (Dodgson's) superior in Christ Church,…
Added on May  4, 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

Wood Shavings turned Pope

Wood Shavings turned Pope
From Pope to Wood Shavings

[left]: Rotated segment from John Everett Millais: Christ in the House of His Parents (1850).

[center]: As above. Blurred.

[right]: Rotated segment from anonymous: Edward VI and the Pope, a Tudor anti-papal allegory of reform…
Added on February 16, 2014

Holiday - Millais - Anonymous - Galle; detail

Holiday - Millais - Anonymous - Galle; detail
#1, left - (allusion to the bedpost #3): 1876, Henry Holiday (engraver: Joseph Swain): The illustration detail on the very left side is a vectorized scan from Holiday's illustration to an 1910 edition of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark.
#1, right…
Added on August  8, 2014

Victor in Your Dreams (2013)

Victor in Your Dreams (2013)
Mahendra Singh (Montréal) holds the copyright to the illustration (depicting Victor Hugo) on the right side. Compare it to the 16th century etching The Image Breakers (1566-1568, mirror view, right side) by Marcus Gheraerts the Elder.

I added that compar…
Added on July 28, 2013

Wood Shavings turned Pope (1st version)

Wood Shavings turned Pope (1st version)
From Pope to Wood Shavings

[left]: Rotated segment from John Everett Millais: Christ in the House of His Parents (1850).

[right]: Rotated segment from anonymous: Edward VI and the Pope, a Tudor anti-papal allegory of reformation, mirrored view (16th cen…
Added on July 20, 2013

Henry George Liddell in "The Hunting of the Snark"

Henry George Liddell in "The Hunting of the Snark"
This was my first image showing Henry Holiday's depiction of the Billiard marker in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876). The face in color and in the background is Henry George Liddell's face (painted by Sir Hubert von Herkomer in 1891). Lidde…
Added on July  7, 2013

Snarked: Henry George Liddell

Snarked: Henry George Liddell
The comparison shows (left side) a reproduction of Henry Holiday's draft of the Billiard marker for an illustration to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876) and a redrawn detail (right side) from a portrait by George Cruikshan of Henry George Li…
Added on July  7, 2013

Holiday - Millais- Anonymous - Galle, detail

Holiday - Millais- Anonymous - Galle, detail
#1 - (allusion to the bedpost #3): 1876, Henry Holiday: Segment of an illustration to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (vectorized after a scan from an 1911 edition of the Snark)

#2 - (allusion to the bedpost #3 and to Philip Galle's print #4): 1…
Added on July  7, 2013

Billiard-Marker & Henry George Liddell

Billiard-Marker & Henry George Liddell
[right]: Henry Holiday's depiction of the Billiard marker in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark. The face in color is Henry George Liddell's face (by Hubert von Herkomer). Liddell was Carroll's (Dodgson's) superior in Christ Church, Oxford. (In the…
Added on June 25, 2013

Kerchiefs and other shapes

Kerchiefs and other shapes
[left]: Redrawn segment from one of Henry Holiday's pencil drafts for the depiction of the Baker's visit to his uncle (1876) in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark.

[right]: John Everett Millais: Redrawn Segment from Christ in the House of His Paren…
Added on June  9, 2013

42 Boxes, Sheep, Iconoclasm

42 Boxes, Sheep, Iconoclasm
[left]: Segment from Henry Holiday's depiction of the Baker's visit to his uncle (1876) in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark. Outside of the window are some of the Baker's 42 boxes.

[center]: Segment from John Everett Millais: Christ in the House…
Added on June  8, 2013

Weeds turned Horses (detail)

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

[right]: John Martin: "The Bard" (detail)
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Martin_-_The_Bard_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg (…
Added on June  1, 2013

Thomas Cranmer's 42 Boxes

Thomas Cranmer's 42 Boxes
"I personally don't look for secret messages hidden by Carroll in the text; rather, I look at themes and symbols as potential hints as to the sorts of things that were on Carroll's mind at the time."
Darien Graham-Smith, 2005-10-05

The image:

[B&W]: Upp…
Added on June 23, 2013

The Paranoiac-Critical Method serves the Art of Deniability

The Paranoiac-Critical Method serves the Art of Deniability
Ceci n'est pas un cigare.


Hendry Holiday was an underestimated artist.

In Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, Holiday made sure that it is you who will be hold responsible for your perceptions. Both, Holiday and Carroll/Dodgson, were masters of t…
Added on November 15, 2014

Millais, Anonymous, Galle

Millais, Anonymous, Galle
[top]: John Everett Millais: Christ in the House of His Parents aka The Carpenter's Shop (1850).
Location: Tate Britain (N03584), London.
Literature:
* Deborah Mary Kerr (1986): John Everett Millais's Christ in the house of his parents (circle.ubc.ca/hand…
Added on June  2, 2013

Holiday - Millais- Anonymous - Galle, detail

Holiday - Millais- Anonymous - Galle, detail
#1 - (allusion to the bedpost #3): 1876, Henry Holiday: Segment of an illustration to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (vectorized after a scan from an 1910 edition of the Snark)

#2 - (allusion to the bedpost #3 and to Philip Galle's print #4): 1…
Added on May 31, 2013