Illustrator and comics artist Jed McGowan gives us a comics version of the geological history of the big island of Hawaii. Wordless except for indications of time.
Month: November 2013
I am told by the internets that “selfie” has been chosen as the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year.
Helpless as I am to swim against the mighty tide of popular culture, I give you a few interesting “selfies” done without benefit of iPhone.
I’ve started with Durer’s remarkable self-portrait at the age of 13 (above, top) along with his Christ-like self-portrait at the height of his powers. I’ve followed up with Rembrandt, both early and later in his career, and included a few more with no particular qualification other than I like them.
As I put this post together, the list quickly grew too large for a single article, so I’ll follow up with more over the next few days.
(Images above: Albrecht Durer (2), Rembrandt van Rijn (2), Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun, Vincent van Gogh, Diego Velázquez, Anders Zorn, Cecilia Beaux, Gustave Courbet)
Boris Zvorykin was a Russian illustrator active at the end of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th. Apart from that, I’ve found very little background or biographical information. I would be curious to know, in particular, the relationship between Zvorykin and Ivan Bilibin, who also did colorful and decorative illustrations of Russian folk tales..
The best selection of Zvorykin’s work I’ve found is on the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which counts at least 18 originals in its collection (and from which I’ve excerpted the images above).
These are done in gouache with metallic inks and black ink. The image portions of the sheets are roughly 11×8 inches (28x21cm).
Eye Candy for Today: Fantin-Latour fruit, flowers, cup and book
Still Life, Henri Fantin-Latour
Another Fantin-Latour-de-force (sorry, couldn’t resist) still life in which the 19th century French master serves up more of his yummy, painterly style.
Link above is to Wikipedia, from which you can access a reasonably high-resolution file. Original is in the National Gallery of Art, D.C.
National Gallery of Art, D.C
Aymeric Kevin is a graduate of the remarkable Goeblins school in Paris, where he collaborated on the student film Le Royaume. He is now working in Tokyo as an illustrator and visual development artist.
His credits include work on Rayman Ledgends for Ubisoft, and his blog and Tumblog feature work from that and other projects.
[Via Cartoon Brew]
In his early career, 19th century Belgian painter Emile Claus painted portraits and genre subjects in a reserved academic style.
In 1888 he moved to Paris for a time, where he encountered the works of the French Impressionists, and came to know Claude Monet, Henri Le Sidaner and Frits Thaulow. From those influences and others, he developed a style combining elements of Impressionism and Pointillism that eventually moved toward the American style known as “Luminism”.
The variations of style and palette through the changes in his career have left a fascinating body of work.