Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jean Berain, the Younger

Here's a guy who was probably never found sobbing and hugging his knees in the shower.

So what if he was second fiddle to his Pops? He's no Sean Lennon or Jakob Dylan; his work is awesome! In fact, this may not even be him. His work is so good it's practically indistinguishable from his Dad's. And his Dad was up there with Charles Le Brun and Henri de Gissey.

I have a bunch of images from a great book on his grotesque and arabesque designs, thanks to the wonderful folks at the University of Heidelberg. Or you can download a set of images I posted here.


  1. How can there be no previous comments?? This is pure art porn! Fantastic images. Thank you for the link.

  2. I just linked you to twitter and facebook,,,incredible source that you are Alan!!

  3. No problem! I've got so much stuff to post I hardly know where to start.

  4. Well, please start anywhere! I can't wait to continue my reading here...

    Alan, I've always admired your digital Decorative Imaging Co., but didn't realize it was you.

    May I visit with you when I come to NYC?

    -Ann Onusko

  5. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for the links and the additional images. Your work is beautiful and I am SO looking forward to your future posts! Your blog is a treasure trove of inspiration.
    Lee Gamble

  6. As a France based graphic designer I'm a HUUUGE fan of Jean Bérain and Son ! Thanks.

  7. Like Theresa said: pure art porn.