Archive for November, 2009

Secret Twins

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Oliver_Hibert-Secret-Twins. Click for larger version.

by psychedelic color machine and master of presumably ironic or parody display blatantly overused cheesy symbolism Oliver Hibert.

It seems like forever since we all had lunch

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Giuseppe_Arcimboldo-Summer. Click for larger version.

Once insanely famous, now mostly forgotten 16th century Italian painter Guiseppe Archimboldo painted fruit people, including the woman above, known as “Summer” and one of four seasonal depictions.

I’m sorry, did I break your concentration?

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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Dave MacDowell mashes up Jules Winnfield and Eraserhead. The result is more violet, more violent.

Supernatural

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Aurel_Schmidt-Supernatural. Click for larger version.

By Aurel Schmidt.

The elephant walks

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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If you remember Richard Scarry at all, it’s probably as an illustrator of cute bunnies for kids books. What you may not recall, if you ever knew, is that Scarry was an extraordinary painter as well. He created illustrations which went well beyond the simple line drawings of his Storybooks. Shown above is an illustration I scanned from The Rooster Struts, a book which also features stunning well executed paintings of monkeys, sloths and frogs.

Hell in London

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Streetpainter-Hell_in_London. Click for large version.

A perspective drawing by streetpainter.