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International Artist Feature: Japan. Medieval Codes : 25 best from the Luttrell Psalter. Thanks for waiting, and here it is: another compilation of weird medieval manuscript images from Medieval Codes researcher Courtney Tuck. The Luttrell Psalter (London, British Library MS Additional 42130) was created for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, the lord of Irnham in Lincolnshire, England. It has been dated to 1276-1345 and it is currently housed in the British Library, which has digitized it for online access. Sir Geoffrey and his family are depicted within the Psalter’s pages, as well as scenes of daily life. Those, however, are only some of the intriguing and entertaining marginal illustrations found in the Luttrell Psalter. As I had previously created a top ten most memorable marginal illuminations from the Macclesfield Psalter for an earlier blog post, I attempted to do the same for the Luttrell. 25 - This horse/human/bat hybrid is standing in a saucy contrapposto position. 24 - This disembodied head is devouring one creature as vines sprout from its ears. 10 - Pew!

And finally . . . RockArt from the Dreamtime. Wandjinas, the other rock art style for which the Kimberley has long been famous, were first recorded by the explorer George Grey in the Kimberley in 1837 . These Wandjina sites are found in the Glenelg River area. At least 4,000 years old, it is a living art form representing ancestral beings originating in the sea and the sky. Images of Wandjina are characterised by halo-like headdresses and mouthless faces with large round eyes, fringed with eyelashes, set either side of an ovate nose The large scale, and solid or static appearance of the Wandjina art contrasts with the Bradshaw/ Gwion art, with its more delicate images of a usually smaller scale, and its less tangible connection with contemporary indigenous culture.

Bigge Island rock art – Kimberley WA Kimberly rock art painting – Wandjina Wandjina rock-art at Raft Point in the Kimberley Raft Point Wandjina rock art Wandjina rock art, Australia ( Stevo850 Flickr ) The Aboriginal people always drew only what they saw. Moran River 2002. 9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture. There are 9 basic principles that underlie Japanese art and culture. They're called aesthetics — concepts that answer the question: what is art? There are 9 Japanese aesthetics.

They are the basis for Japanese art, fashion, pop culture, music and movies. 1. Wabi-sabi (imperfect) Can you imagine if all the characters in movies were perfect? It's imperfection that makes life interesting. 2. Miyabi is often translated "heartbreaker". 3. Shibui means simple, subtle or unobtrusive. 4. Iki is uniqueness. Iki is the movie character who's a bad-ass with style and grace. 5. Jo-ha-kyu is a tempo that can be translated as — start slowly, accelerate and end suddenly. Modern uses include movies, music and advertising. 6. Yugen states that life is boring when all the facts are known. Where does the smoke come from? 7.Geido (discipline and ethics) Have you ever noticed that Japanese martial arts (and traditional arts) are all about discipline? 8. Ensou is a zen concept. 9. Kawaii is cute. Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s. In the 1920s and 1930s, Japan embraced new forms of graphic design as waves of social change swept across the nation.

This collection of 50 posters, magazine covers and advertisements offer a glimpse at some of the prevailing tendencies in a society transformed by the growth of modern industry and technology, the popularity of Western art and culture, and the emergence of leftist political thought. "Buy Domestic! " poster, 1930 [+] Cover of "Nippon" magazine issue #1, Oct 1934 [+] "Fuji Weekly" cover, Oct 1930 [+] Poster for Japan's first national census, 1920 [+] // "Health for body and country" poster, c. 1930 [+] Grand Nagoya Festival poster by Kenkichi Sugimoto, 1933 [+] Kyoto Grand Exposition to Commemorate the Showa Imperial Coronation, 1928 [+] Poster design by Shujiro Shimomura, 1928 [+] "NAPF" (Nippona Artista Proleta Federacio) magazine cover, Feb 1931 [+] "NAPF" (Nippona Artista Proleta Federacio) magazine covers: Sep 1931 // Oct 1931 "May 1" movie poster by Hiromu Hara, 1928-1929 [+]

Destroywerk. Apocryph Digital Art. TEN Collection Season 2. Introduction. Welcome to The FWA! The FWA FWA stands for Favourite Website Awards, an industry recognised internet award program and inspirational portal, established in May 2000. FWA is the most visited website award program in the history of the internet, with over 170 million site visits as of November 2012 (and multiple billion hits to our servers). More information For more detailed information regarding FWA please follow the menu links in the right column. You may particularly like to read the following: Submission Information - The FWA judging process Work We Award - See examples of the type of work we award General Info - A more detailed overview of The FWA, its history, vision and process.

CollaborationsFWA is dedicated to recognising amazing digital work. FWA's most recognised collaborations are with: Adobe... with The Cutting Edge award. Google's Creative Sandbox. Little Box Of Ideas | Category Archive | Inspiration. Muse | a collection of inspiration. Design Inspiration. 40 Stunning Examples of Photo Manipulation Artworks.

Posted admin in Artwork on May 14th, 2012 / 7 Comments Advertisement These days Graphic designing and print media is in demand for all sort of artworks and designing needs done extensively in adobe photoshop, the most favorite applications for designers, photo editors and digital artists to make their work more attractive and creative. One of their most common Genre these day is photo manipulation in which they are creating wonders almost daily. Photo Manipulation is a creative way of combining photographs with graphics.

This technique is mostly used as an art for creating eye catching print advertisements. If you are Photo Manipulation Fan then you might be interested in the following related articles as well. 35 Fresh Examples of Photo Manipulation Artworks30 Most Horrifying Macabre Photo Manipulations35 Outstanding Examples of Photo Manipulation Art30+ Fun-side of Photo manipulation Celebrities as Russian Generals. Japanese Dragon Painter. The City Limits / Amazing Timelapse by Dominic. 22 Flares Facebook 0 Twitter 8 Pin It Share 4 Google+ 9 LinkedIn 1 inShare1 StumbleUpon 0 Reddit 0 22 Flares × The CityLIFE challenge is near the finish-line, just 10+ days to go… and I found an amazing timelapse today, named “The City Limits”, that I like to share with you all – kick-starting the day and inspiring all the challengers to take their entries to the finish-line.

Dominic Boudreault has a lot more interesting images and videos on his site, so do visit. Over all it is one year in the making! Music is “Time” by Hans Zimmer. 10 More Amazing Matte Painting Videos by Gordon Tarpley. The art of negative space: 30 examples | Illustration.