The darker, mysterious side of the Victorian era in Gothic clipart form.
The gentle flowers and creatures of the woods are no match for Death in this Gothic Victorian poem, first published in The Ladies’ Repository, 1857. Art Nouveau illustration of a gleeful, if not sly, dancing representation of death can be used as clip art for edgier craft projects. The People of the Woods By Carrie [...]
Why Are You Weeping, Sister? Why are you weeping, Sister? Why are you sitting alone? I’m bent and gray And I’ve lost the way! All my tomorrows were yesterday! I traded them off for a wanton’s pay. I bartered my graces for silks and laces My heart I sold for a pot of gold– Now [...]
Vintage engraving of Edgar Allan Poe from a 19th century cyclopedia. In reading the Wikipedia entry on Poe, I learned of this assessment by Aldous Huxley: Aldous Huxley wrote that Poe’s writing “falls into vulgarity” by being “too poetical”—the equivalent of wearing a diamond ring on every finger. To this I say: hey Huxley, just [...]
A detailed decorative element for your next clipart adventure. A trio of wistfully sad cherubs that would be at home on a Valentine or funeral card. They seem to long for better days.
The birds! The birds! How they mock him. Suffering from ennui with a side of malaise, all the young Master can do is wish for sunnier days and better circumstances as he pines away indoors. Perhaps you can find a good use for this vintage Victorian engraving, a Gothic bit of clip art as ever [...]