Sunday, November 15, 2009

Madame Talbot's Victorian Lowbrow

Who is Madame Talbot? As her own blog so eloquently explains "Madame Talbot is self-taught in nearly everything she does, from painting, pen-and-ink illustration, framed curio exhibits, handmade Mourning and Apothecary cloth dolls, and her limited edition handmade books. She also is well versed in the art of penmanship and calligraphy, and is a taphophile by nature and historian by design. Her posters are one-of-a-kind, all images are hand-drawn using only pen-and-ink on illustration board and then printed the "Old School" way, with the use of an offset printing press on very nice paper stock."

I first stumbled upon Madame Talbot's fabulous art a few years back when perusing for Unusual, Dark art on the web. Since then I have obtained four of her posters and one of her coveted Plague Doctor Dolls (mine is Dr. Nicholas Blood) and I have my eye on a few of the  other styles like these foetal skull dolls. 

From her wonderful dark dolls to her themed posted and darkly bizarre framed curios, she is an artist like no other! No subject is too dark and she has made art- even useable art out of the strangest objects, such as the human heart nightlight. Her wares are authentic and very detailed, down to victorian buttons and fabric.

These photos (used by permission) are just a small sample of the lovely macabre goodies that await at her website which can be found HERE

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