Thursday, April 1, 2010

Illustration Friday - "Rescue"

This poor fellow is the Director of Klodznán Art Gallery, Prof. Buroslav Krampf. When fire tore through the building in the winter of '23 ( alledgedly started accidentally by the janitor Karyl Aptetski when he left the Hunter's Stew his wife Yankska had made to heat up on the small stove in the kitchen in the gallery basement and then fell asleep in his chair after 3 bottles of rowan beer) Buroslav, who lives in an apartment in the gallery grounds, ran in without a thought for his own safety and grabbed from the wall Edouard Amiot's famous 'Nude II' ( also known as the 'Barbary Madonna'), the gallery's finest and dearest acquisition.

The painting, the Director and the janitor all survived the night unscathed - although Mrs Aptetska's almost constant criticism of the event is said to have contributed to her husband's untimely death fifteen years later.

Another image from my fictional eastern European capital, Klodznán. You can view others here, here, here, here, here and here.
Biro, etc then PS


Cathy said...


Rico said...

Brilliant... this made me chuckle :-)