Saturday, December 4, 2010

Crime and Punishment

Heinrich Maria Davringhausen, Der Lustmörder (The Ripper), 1917

 George Grosz, John, the Lady Killer, 1918

 Oskar Kokoschka, Murderer, The Hope of Women, 1909

 Eugene Delacroix, Female Nude Killed From Behind, 1827

 Karel Hlavácek, Execution of the Soul, from series Bawdyhouse of the Soul, 1896

 Paul Cézanne, The Murder, 1867

 Giuseppe Arcimboldo, The Lawyer (Ulrich Zasius), 1566

 Konrad Klapheck, The Lawmaker, 1969

 Álmos Jaschik (Hungary, 1885 - 1950), The Accused

 Otto Müller, Standing Nude with Dagger, 1903

 Henry Fuseli, Lady Macbeth with the Daggers, 1812

Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe topful
Of direst cruelty!

Macbeth Akt 1, Scene 5, 40–43

 W. T. Benda, As she came forward, one hand on a pistol, the other on her dagger…,1924

 Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1598

 Paula Rego, The Maids, 1987

The story at the heart of the painting came to Paula Rego ready-made in the form of Jean Genet’s play The Maids (1947), itself based on the real-life case of the Papin sisters, Christine and Lea, who worked as maids for a rich Parisian family. One day, frightened for no apparent reason other than that of a power cut which inconvenienced and possibly frightened the sisters, they brutally murdered the mother and daughter of the family while the man of the house was out at work.

 Maria Lassnig, Du oder ich (You or Me), 2005

Karl Hubbuch, Chicken Thiefs, 1923

 Gummi Bear Serial Killer

 Louis Moe (1857-1945), Fluen IV

 Julien Pacaud

 Isaak Brodsky, The Execution of the Twenty Six Baku Commissars, 1925

 Augustin Victor Casasola, Fortino Samano Moments before His Execution, 1916

 Andy Warhol, Cagney, 1960s
Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60 - Gore Vidal

 Weegee, Gunman Killed by Off-Duty Cop at 344 Broome Street, 1942

As Andrew Izzo lay sprawled on Broome Street in 1942, one of the most famous photographers in New York City took his picture. Late on the night of Feb. 2, Izzo and accomplices tried to hold up the Spring Arrow Social & Athletic Club, near Bowery. Shot by an off-duty cop, Izzo staggered toward Elizabeth and fell dead on his face, his gun skittering across the sidewalk.

 Daniel Santoro, Evita punishes the marxist-leninist child, 2000s

 Max Ernst, La vièrge corrigeant l’enfant Jésus devant trois témoins: André Breton, Paul Eluard et le peintre, 1926

 J.J. Grandville, A Dream of Crime and Punishment, bef. 1847

 François-Nicolas Chifflart, The Conscience, 1867

 Félix Bracquemond, The Raven, 1854

 Goya, Out hunting for teeth, plate 12 of Los caprichos, late 18th century

L'homme naît sans dent,
sans cheveux et sans illusions.
et il meurt de même,
sans cheveux, sans dents
et sans illusions.

Pierre Corneille, "Pompée"

 Max Ernst, Une semaine de bonté ou Les sept elements capitaux, 1934

 William Mortensen, Pit and the Pendulum, 1930s

 Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), The Punished Crime

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), Duel After a Masquerade Ball, n.d.

 Heinz Hajek-Halke, Sexual Despair of the Prisoners, 1926

 Moritz von Schwind, The Dream of the Prisoner, 1836

 Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Electric Chair, 1994

 Van Gogh, The Prison Courtyard, 1890

Konstantin Flavitsky, Princess Tarakanova [dying in prison during a flood], 1864

 Nikolai Jaroschenko, The Prisoner, 1878

 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Cain in the United States, 1947

 Philip Guston, Drawing for Conspirators, 1930

 Joe Jones, American Justice, 1933

Dieric Bouts the Elder, Martyrdom of St Erasmus, 1458

 Théodore Géricault, Head of a Guillotined Man, 1818

 Odilon Redon, Angel Executions, c. 1890

 Lovis Corinth, Samson Blinded, 1912

 James Ensor, Masks Fighting over a Hanged Man, 1891

 Adolphe Mossa, Pierrot s'en va, 1906


  1. I've been loving these last few posts. So many interesting images I'd never seen before. Thanks for sharing!