March 13, 2013

The Art of Frankenstein : David Plunkert

Here’s a fabulous image by top-flight illustrator David Plunkert recently used by the New York Times to accompany a review of Roseanne Montillo’s The Lady and Her Monsters, a new book about the real-life medical and electrical experimenters who influenced Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Plunkert’s distinctive collage style suits the Frankenstein theme to perfection, the floating display of peeled-back body parts, dissected frogs and archaic scientific gadgets approximating the actual, often implausible assemblages used by inquisitive galvanists and natural philosophers of Shelley’s era.

See more of David Plunkert’s superlative work on his website and blog.