Jugend [German art maagazine]

Some pictures from the German art magazine Jugend. I was given (very kindly) two collected volumes and I am slowly scanning the images that are out of copyright (as I read German copyright law).

Jugend (Youth) Magazine was very influential in Germany, and gave rise to Jugendstile, the German name for Art Nouveau.

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

The front cover of Jugend from 1900 is a sort of German Industrial design that forshadows the next thirty or more years. A gianr Janu, or two-faced statue, draped with garlands, is inscribed with [...] [more...]

[picture: Jugend Endpaper]

Jugend Endpaper

The end-papers of this bound collection of German art magazines from 1900 is a surreal natural scene with fruit, nuts, berries, pine cones, flowers and I think snow, by an unknown artist. [more...]

[picture: Back cover]

Back cover

The back cover of this bound collection of Jugend magazine for 1900 shoes a bearded man resting his arms on a large closed book. Perhaps it’s Jugend and he just finished reading it. The red garland [...] [more...]

[picture: Festoon or Garland of Roses]

Festoon or Garland of Roses

This is a detail from the back cover of the bound collection of magazines for the year 1900. The image is of a string of red roses helpd up into a festoon or banner by tapes or ribbons, making a sort of full-width top border. [more...]

[picture: Jugend Magazine, January 1900, Front Cover]

Jugend Magazine, January 1900, Front Cover

The front cover from Jugend Magazine from Issue Two, January 1900. It features a blindfolded woman barefoot, resting one foot on a wheel, holding a cornucopia from which roses are falling. She reaches out and moves the minute hand of a clock forward past XII. There are wings at her hand. The clock-face bears the signs of the zodiac and rays of light [...] [more...]

[picture: Nude Woman with Flowers]

Nude Woman with Flowers

A naked woman, seen in profile, stretches up to a giant orchid.

[picture: Panik! Panik!]

Panik! Panik!

Everyone in the dance hall runs screaming, fleeing for their lives, when the medusa demon appears! [more...]

[picture: Panik! Detail: Medusa]

Panik! Detail: Medusa

Medusa has snakes for hair and don’t look, Medusa’s gaze will turn you to stone! [more...]



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