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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Joseph Danilowatz And Fritz Lang

I just discovered that one of my favorite artists, Joseph Danilowatz, was a main influence (visually) and close adviser to Fritz Lang, the director of 'Metropolis'. Which means, that Danilowatz influenced - in further consequence - the cinema of our time and people like Ridley Scott, George Lucas etc.

This piece by Danilowatz here below was made by the way years before Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

Update: Here's is an interesting interview from 1975 William Friedkin had with Fritz Lang, enjoy.


  1. That Danilowatz image is fantastic.
    I wonder if Miyazaki is a fan as well.
    Thank you for always posting such cool stuff.

  2. Did I tell you that I have a Danilowatz drawing on my wall? Nothing as nice as these here and in a different style. It depicts a man that looks like a fire fighter talking to a woman in a car. Nice though.

  3. amazing header! is great.. good work, well done

  4. beautiful stuff

  5. gweenbrick, thanks for commenting, you're welcome!

    Uli! Wow, didn't know that, congrats!! I for one have got an initial issue of "Motor in der Karikatur" from the late 1920s. This book has everything in it any Danilowatz fan can wish for :)

    Romero, Mimi, cheers!!