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© Jonathan Atkinson, 2013 gutenberg Copyright Hand Crafted in the U.S.A.
24th of September

Chris Scarborough – Illustrations


He has a real command of human anatomy which he then likes to distorts. Chris Scarborough likes to add a lot of detail to hands and feet which draws your attention to them – I wonder if it has some meaning or just for effect. Either way I like the extra detail. He also gives his characters these big eyes (Seems to be quite the popular effect to give more emotion to characters). His characters generally have quite a macabre feeling. Ohh and then the spaceship is great I want one just like that!

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11th of September

Monkey Monkey – Peter Jones


These paintings (Oil on Linen) of monkeys became quite a hit in London. Monkeys generaly imply some sort of social satire and I belive thats why people took to these. I certainly don’t think the work would have been coined as contemporary art if the artiest decided to draw a bunch of elephants in the same way. Personally, I think monkeys are a reflection for humans animalism. A reminder of our own once primordial ancestors which in turn makes our treasured superior animal condition (human) fallible.

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Categories:  Fine Art & Artists
20th of July

Most Creative Video of 2007 Women In Art


This is a collection of western art. Specifically female portraits from the last 500 Years. Music: Bach’s Saraband. Youtube awarded this the Most Creative Video of 2007!

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19th of July

Audrey Kawasaki – Oiran


I have posted Audrey Kawasaki – Oiran before but I liked it so much that i thought id dedicate another post just to this illustration.

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Audrey Kawasaki – Oiran

Video of Work by Audrey Kawasaki

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15th of July

About the Olympia by Édouard Manet


Olympia is an oil on canvas painting by Édouard Manet in the Realism style. Painted in 1863, it measures 130.5 by 190 centimetres (51 x 74.8 in). The nation of France acquired the painting in 1890 with a public subscription organised by Claude Monet. It is now in the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

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What shocked contemporary audiences was not Olympia’s nudity, nor even the presence of her fully clothed maid, but her confrontational gaze and a number of details identifying her as a demi-mondaine or courtesan. These include the orchid in her hair, her bracelet, pearl earrings and the oriental shawl on which she lies, symbols of wealth and sensuality. The black ribbon around her neck, in stark contrast with her pale flesh, and her cast-off slipper underline the voluptuous atmosphere. Whereas Titian’s Venus delicately covers her sex, Olympia’s hand firmly protects hers, as if to emphasize her independence and sexual dominance over men. Manet replaced the little dog (symbol of fidelity) in Titian’s painting with a black cat, which symbolized prostitution. Olympia disdainfully ignores the flowers presented to her by her servant, probably a gift from a client. Some have suggested that she is looking in the direction of the door, as her client barges in unannounced.Read More…

Olympia - Édouard Manet
Olympia by Édouard Manet

This post was partly made as reference for: Mark Ryden

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Categories:  Fine Art & Artists
14th of July

Art and Illustrations by Shepard Fairey


Shepard Fairey has a whole range of subject but I posted these portraits because I think they work wonderfully together. There is something very prolific about them – Perhaps the colors (red and black) and/or the strong cultural and social references which gives these art works such weight.

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Shepard Fairey – Malcolm X

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Shepard Fairey – Mujer Fatal

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Shepard Fairey – Arab Woman

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Shepard Fairey – Peace Goddess

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Shepard Fairey – Peace Mujer

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