Sketch-A-Day: Daily Sketches from Designer Spencer Nugent Frank Frazetta Home Edo-period monster paintings by Sawaki Suushi In the sophisticated popular culture of the Edo period (1603-1868), much attention was devoted to Japan's rich pantheon of traditional monsters and apparitions, known as yokai. Sometimes frightening, sometimes humorous, these compelling Japanese folk creatures were the subject of numerous artistic and literary works. One such work was Hyakkai Zukan, a collection of picture scrolls completed in 1737 by Sawaki Suushi, a relatively unknown artist who studied under master painter Hanabusa Itcho (1702-1772). Hyakkai Zukan's colorful depictions of Japan's most notorious creatures inspired (and were copied by) yokai artists for generations. Ushi-oni [Enlarge] Ushi-oni (lit. Ushi-oni is usually seen in connection with a related monster, called Nure-onna. Nure-onna Nure-onna (lit. Uwan In ancient Aomori prefecture legends, Uwan is a disembodied voice that inhabits old, abandoned temples and homes. Nurarihyon (left), Mehitotsubou (right) Mikoshi-nyudo Another monster monk is Mikoshi-nyudo (a.k.a. Ouni
World Digital Library Home Skelewags - Urban Art (by @baekdal) #design Written by Thomas Baekdal | Thursday, August 30, 2007 This cartoon concept by "Chewie" is great - mixing real world environments with cartoon characters. The style with skull like cartoon figures are not that special, but the overall style is. "Chewie" has been very quiet about what this project is really about. I guess we will just have to wait and see. (via ConceptArt Forum) Follow: 42Concepts Edward Hopper Edward Hopper a grandit à Nyach (Etat de New-York). Il s'intéresse à l'Art et commence ses premiers dessins d'après nature très jeune. Il part ensuite pour New-York et suit les cours de Robert Henri à la New-York School of Art. Il y rencontre Rockwell Kent, George Bellows et Pène du Bois. Il rencontre enfin le succès en 1923. Hopper est attentif à l'évolution de la société américaine. Contrairement à beaucoup de ses contemporains, qui se délectait dans la monumentalité de New York, Hopper a su éviter les attractions pittoresques de la ville.
Интернет-галерея живописи - картины, живопись, репродукции • Gallerix.ru REVOLUTIONART MAGAZINE - Free iPad Art Pdf Magazines Some Cool Stuff Altered thrift store art: Some personal faves Unknown, via Reddit. Banksy, via Flickr user goldenticket. It’s a simple idea: Find some bad art, whether original or a print, for a song at a thrift store, then modify it to make, if not “better art,” then at least something that’s more entertaining to look at. Anyway. Etsy seller loudxmouse. Banksy, via Flickr user Darrell Godliman. Reportedly Banksy, via Reddit. Banksy, via Flickr user poly_mnia. Banksy, via Flickr user SteeveeGee. Woodgill at Monocol’s Etsy shop. Did I miss a good one? Related
The Color That Wasn’t a Color Lorenzo Lotto’s Portrait of a Young Man against a White Curtain, ca. 1508. Of all the colors artists have had at their command throughout the ages, none has endured more reversals of fortune than black. Indeed, in his book Black: The History of a Color, published by Princeton University Press, historian Michel Pastoureau points out that for a few centuries after Isaac Newton’s discovery of the spectrum, around 1665, “black and white were considered and experienced as ‘noncolors.’” Beginning with the earliest known cave paintings, Pastoureau charts the color’s passage through the realms of art, fashion, and society, noting that in ancient times black was associated with caverns and underground spaces, fearful places that nevertheless had their own sacred energy. In Egypt, black assured the safe passage of the deceased to the beyond and thus was the preferred color for divinities linked to death.