Monday, April 14, 2008

Devilish...




10 comments:

pidomon said...

wow where did these come from?

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Ditto the above question! I love the two skeletons that look like they're embracing in the first picture!

Bubs said...

Those are some interesting and somehow spooky pictures. WHere'd you find them?

Kal Zakath said...

These are really cool vintage miniatures, where did you get the pics?

Captain Incredible said...

Even the Mightiest of Men (tm) could barely suppress a shudder at the sheer hideousness of the tableau...

Randal Graves said...

Those are great! The second one surely reminds me of work, heh.

Becca said...

They are called Diableries. If I'm not mistaken they are old French paper sculptures from the late
1800s. I don't remember exactly where I found these images but I do remember the Satan Malade one was possibly a bit of a Napoleon satire.

If you want to see more of these very cool sculptures you can go here:

http://users.telenet.be/thomasweynants/diableriesbiblio.html

The pictures are a bit small but still very, very cool to look at!

John said...

The last one looks like it should be a Georges Melies movie

Becca said...

It does! He had the neatest visuals!

thombeau said...

I love these!