April 14, 2014

afro-textured-art:

Gondar Homiliary

This Homiliary was created in Gondar, Ethiopia, during a period of artistic flowering in the late seventeenth century. The text, a Homiliary focused on the Miracles of the Archangel Michael, combines liturgical readings with forty-nine brightly colored renderings of God, St. Michael, and the miracles related in the text. The artists were likely trained as painters, rather than solely as manuscript illuminators, and their art can therefore be linked stylistically to contemporary mural painting.

Creator: Zämänfäs Qeddus (Scribe)

Late 17th century (early Gondarine)

(Each image have an individual caption, click on them to read. The images are not in any particular order)

(Source: art.thewalters.org)

April 9, 2014

supersonicart:

Pauliina Hannuniemi.

Illustrations and paintings by Pauliina Hannuniemi (Previously on Supersonic):

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March 28, 2014

audreybenjaminsen:

I created this short  narrative a couple months ago, but I finally feel ready to share it with you. Despite its length, making this was a laborious process and took me quite some time to put together.

(media: charcoal, graphite and digital)

This story is personal to me, but you can interpret it whatever way you please. 

 Bernadette the Brave

Bernadette gets lost and scared in a crowd when life is too much. She imagines that the swarms of people around are a forest of trees to cope.

As she walks through the imagined trees, she sees they all have unique faces like the people in the crowd.

Bernadette comes across one in particular with a doorknob. It beacons to her with a golden light. She opens the face and climbs inside.

There she finds a golden world. 

This world is wonderous, as if it was made just for Bernadette. It is a place of serenity, safety curiosity, and beauty. 

However, back in the forest of faces, danger awaits. Another has found his way into Bernadette’s mind. The danger wields an ax and finds the tree with the golden world. 

As he takes his axe to Bernadette’s tree, everything within her world splits, including her body. But from her body comes the source of the golden light. Bernadette holds the power to fight back.

This is your world. You may be small, and It’s okay to be afraid.  But know that when fear is crippling and invades your heart, you hold the ultimate power to fight back and conquer. 

Audrey Benjaminsen 2014

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March 17, 2014

mortalityplays:

bouletcorp:

Illustrations pour le livre “Erik le Viking” de Terry Jones - (ed. Bragelonne)

Illustrations for the french version of the book “Erik the Viking” by Terry Jones - (Bragelonne)

God, I loved this book when I was a kid. This would be a really cool edition to own.

March 17, 2014

inkwings:

Arthur Rackham

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March 14, 2014
stufftoblowyourmind:

Artatomical: 1800s Persian Anatomical Study
Here’s an elegant piece of anatomical art, straight from a 19th-century Persian anatomical study.
I love the skeletons, but I feel like the internal organs and circulatory systems are the real stars here. The artist gives them the lush feel of fresh flowers or fruit.
SEE THE FULL IMAGE: http://is.gd/yEH2wU

stufftoblowyourmind:

Artatomical: 1800s Persian Anatomical Study

Here’s an elegant piece of anatomical art, straight from a 19th-century Persian anatomical study.

I love the skeletons, but I feel like the internal organs and circulatory systems are the real stars here. The artist gives them the lush feel of fresh flowers or fruit.

SEE THE FULL IMAGE: http://is.gd/yEH2wU

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March 3, 2014

laurafrick:

A few illustrations, one on my own time and one for class.

First one is a drawing of the Twitch Plays Pokemon game, where roughly 50k people are playing the same game of pokemon with hilarious results, and people getting religious in the comments.

The second one is a piece on depression and hiding under a false happiness.

February 19, 2014

daceymormont:

I JUST

MOVIES ARE IMPORTANT. BOOKS ARE IMPORTANT. PLAYS ARE IMPORTANT. MUSIC IS IMPORTANT. EVEN STUPID BLOG POSTS ARE IMPORTANT.

STORIES ARE IMPORTANT IN EVERY FORM.

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February 16, 2014

escapekit:

Craig Frazier - Illustrator and Storyteller

Great short clip of Craig Frazier and his process. 

February 15, 2014
beatonna:


Penis tree  Roman de la Rose, France 14th century. Français 25526, fol. 106-160r (compillation contains fols. 106v, 111v, 160r)
@credits

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beatonna:

Penis tree

Roman de la Rose, France 14th century.
Français 25526, fol. 106-160r (compillation contains fols. 106v, 111v, 160r)

@credits

hmmmm

no wait

no

hmmmm

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