John Bauer Art: Trolls, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales - Swedish (18 Welcome to the John Bauer page with images from Sagovarld (Great Swedish Fairy Tales, Swedish Folk Tales), Our Fathers' Godsaga. The Swansuit, Lapp Folk will appear here as I add them so check back. Latest: and . About Art Passions: Art Passions began a tribute to artists whose work I grew up, and whose work has meaning for me personally. The list of artists on artpassions.net, including recent additions to the site, as well as other information are available on the . Ideas Made of Light Before I say anything else, if you’re an artist you should go buy both of James Gurney’s books about painting. If you like the approach this blog takes to analyzing paintings, you’ll love Gurney’s approach in these books. The one this painting is from is Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, and his first one is Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist.
The Power of Metaphor : Word Count Michael Lydon, a well-known writer on popular music since the 1960s, has for many years also been writing about writing. Lydon's essays, written with a colloquial clarity, shed fresh light on familiar and not so familiar aspects of the writing art. Here Lydon explores how metaphors have the power to "fuse fact and fancy." The word metaphor comes from the Greek metapherein, "carry over"; transfer is a synonym with Latin roots. All writing may be called metaphor, because writing transfers life into word. Once we agree that life may be fairly described with words — house, horse, walking, talking — we can use words as metaphors of reality to convey our experience to others.
wallpaper The wallpaper of this week is a photo I took in Hong Kong of one of the Space Invaders artwork. The exhibition was titled WIPE OUT and there were several amazing pieces from this legendary French artist. Invader is internationally known for his pixelated mosaic “space invaders” which he has placed in over 60 cities around the world for almost 20 years. In January 2014, the artist launched the third wave of his “invasion” in Hong Kong 13 years after he first hit the city.The works showed a significant evolution, displaying characters from local culture and classic cartoons, but still in the artist’s immediately recognisable pixel aesthetic.
BrianBolland.com Bolland began drawing comics at the age of ten. As a child, his main inspirations were titles by Dell Comics and DC. While at art school, Bolland drew and self-published a couple of fanzines and had work published in British underground magazines Friendz, International Times, OZ and Time Out. Gustave Doré Art Images Enigma, Gustave Doré Gustave Doré was a world famous 19th century illustrator. Although he illustrated over 200 books, some with more than 400 plates, he is primarily known for his illustrations to The Divine Comedy, particularly The Inferno, his illustrations to Don Quixote, and Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. These art images include Doré's illustrations to The Divine Comedy, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Perrault's Fairy Tales, Don Quixote, Paradise Lost, Contes Drolatiques, Fables de La Fontaine, Tennyson's Elaine, and others.
Felix Vallotton’s Reinvention of the Woodcut Meier-Graefe, Julius. Felix Vallotton, Biographie: Des Kuenstlers nebst dem Wichtigsten teil seines Bisher Publicierten Werkes & Einer Anzahl Unedierter Originalplatten; De Cet Artiste avec la Partie la Plus Importante de son Oeuvre Editee et Differentes Gravures Originales & Nouvelles. Berlin/Paris (J. latest projects by michael young ‘city speed’ for giant by michael young michael young has recently launched some new projects. the british designer who has practices in iceland, the UK and asia works on a range of projects, from interior spaces, transportation, electronics, bar ware to architecture. cityspeed is an urban bike designed by michael young, for taiwanese bicycle manufacturer giant. for the project, city speed, giant designers and engineers wanted to create a bike that encompassed both speed and simplicity. the bicycle features LED headlights and tail lights which are integrated into the streamlined frame. the purpose for embedding the lights into the frame was to free up the handle bar space, eliminating any excess wiring. a look at the sculptural pure, gloss white and aluminum cased speakers
Sagaki Keita (click images for detail) Artist Sagaki Keita was born in 1984 and lives and works in Tokyo. His densely composited pen and ink illustrations contain thousands of whimsical characters that are drawn almost completely improvised. I am dumbstruck looking at these and love the wacky juxtaposition of fine art and notebook doodles. See more of his work here, and be sure to click the images above for more detail. Thanks Sagaki for sharing your work with Colossal!