Phantasmagoria by artist Jan Toorop who grew up under a tropical sun in the Dutch East Indies and died in the murk of a European early spring. Born in 1858 he died in 1928. Part Symbolist, part Jugendstil and part I don’t know what . . . .

"Fatality." 1893.
“Fatality.” 1893. Chalk, pencil and paper. Collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands. Artwork in the public domain. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/jan-toorop/fatality-1893.
"Souls around the Sphinx." 1892-97.
“Souls around the Sphinx.” 1892-97. Ink, pencil and embossed drawing. Collection of the Gemeentenmuseum, the Hague. Cc licence 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_Toorop_De_Sphinx_28102016_1.jpg.
"O grave, where is thy Victory." 1892.
“O grave, where is thy Victory.” 1892. Paper. Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In the public domain. via https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-T-1960-243.

 

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