Robert L. Peters

27 December 2008

Artzybasheff’s Neurotica…

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Repressed Hostility

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Indecision

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 Schizophrenia

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Inferiority

I just stumbled across these remarkable illustrations by Russian-born Boris Artzybasheff, a master of anthropomorphism, on the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive (a great resource for illustrators) here. Artzybasheff had a long career as an illustrator, beginning in the late 1920s with art deco style illustrations and extending all the way through the 1950s. Samples shown above are from the first section of Artzybasheff’s book As I See—titled Neurotica’ it’s a visual depiction of extreme states of mind.

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