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Most of us have childhood memories of watching fairly tale movies – especially of the Disney variety. Films like The Little Mermaid and Snow White were a staple of most peoples childhood, but I bet that most of us didn’t imagine fairy tale characters quite like this. Well, at least not until we got a bit older and our minds made their slow but sure dissent into pervertedness. The following images are from a 2012 calender called Fairy Tale Fantasies.
In this design, John Galliano for Dior combined the elements of a robe à la française with the vast crinolined silhouettes of the mid-nineteenth century. The stomacher, open overskirt, and petticoat are expressly eighteenth century, but the huge wired cages that support the skirts over nine feet wide are constructed more like the hoops of the Second Empire than the discrete by comparison panniers of the ancien régime. While the eighteenth-century woman could at least sidle through a doorway, Galliano's beauties, because of the depths of their skirts, would have to torque and deform their hoops to squeeze their way through. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s still as impressive and popular now as it was during the Renaissance. The art of quilling first became popular during the Renaissance, when nuns and monks would use it to roll gold-gilded paper and decorate religious objects, as an alternative to the expensive gold filigree. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a favorite pass-time of English ladies who created wonderful decorations for their furniture and candles, through quilling.
Amy Shackleton, who is only 25-years-old, is a unique artist. While her paintings use tons and tons of paint, she doesn't use paintbrushes to create them! Rather, she squeezes paint onto canvases and then allows the paint to naturally drip. She then rotates the canvas to control the direction of the drips, making her paintings appear natural yet controlled.
Paper art was originated over a thousand years ago in Japan. You can use paper for giving your ideas and feelings forms. Tnat`s why intricate paper designs is becoming another expression for many designers. Today we present a showcase of truly amazing pieces of paper art. Layered paper illustrations by Carlos Meira 1.
from Julie Heffernan’s Constructions of Self Julie Heffernan creates sensuous figurative painting, like co-Yale MFAS, John Currin and Linda Yuskavage, but her luminous oils are patently unique among them and most working artists today. A Victorian impetus to conjoin, edging toward pastiche, creates artfully staged Surrealist environments. They avoid the mawkish or macabre by virtue of an evocative 17th century Baroque styling and the dignity with which she handles her primary subject, herself. Good construction is essential to the success of such works, built of disparate things suggesting disparate philosophies and ages. Yet the finished product is seamless, making it easy for the viewer to willfully suspend disbelief in the face of rampant artifice. ( EIL Review )
Critiques | Translate abulafia Hi Laurent This place have fascinated me for quite some time, the first time i saw it was here on TE. I like this view with the road included in the foreground.
This article was originally published in October 2011, but we could think of no more powerful way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year than by running it again. Stay tuned all month long for more articles on breast cancer and how it affects us all. Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon. Sure, that pink ribbon is universally recognized as a symbol for breast cancer awareness, and millions of people display it proudly to show their support and encourage greater attention to the cause.
Photographer's Request for Critique --Jeremy Richter Glory Window at Thanksgiving Chapel Comments and criticisms appreciated.
Five-Flower Lake, China The pristine water of Wuhua Hai, or Five-Flower Lake, is the pride of Jiuzhaigon National Park in China. The shallow lake glistens different shades of turquoise and its floor is littered with fallen ancient tree trunks. Wuhua Hai is one in the legendary 108 haizi , or multicolored lakes, in the National Park, that according to legend, were created after an ancient Goddess dropped a mirror that her lover had given her, smashing it into 108 pieces. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia In any given day, the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia can emit hues ranging from green and grey to blue and azure.