For a long while (for those who haven’t followed me for that long), I would do weekly art blogs about paintings that I was inspired by. Works by artists who are now among my favorites, like Caspar David Friedrich, Arnold Bocklin, Thomas Cole, and many others. You can see the original set gathered here. Between […]
Some time ago, I discussed the genesis of the cover art that I created for Maelstrom’s edition of author Brian Keene’s A Gathering of Crows (check it out here!). For that article, I talked about the content of the art, what it meant for the book, and in general the idea behind what’s going on […]
It combines textures, architectures and seemingly a whole new world, and it caught my eye immediately.
Imagine then how absolutely amazing it was for me to walk into the Thomas Cole Room at the Wadsworth Atheneum
Thanks to the holiday season, I haven’t really been able to do much at all, let alone an art blog.
One of the nice things about being in an art museum is the chance to take in a surprise painting, one that you didn’t expect to see.
Vereshchagin etched the phrase, “Dedicated to all great conquerors, past, present and future” into the frame of the work
Continuing on my art posts of really happy, joyous images (reference: sarcasm), here is Vasily Perov’s Found Drowned (1867, Oil on canvas, 27″ x 42″). I’ve had a bookmark for it for awhile, and I think it’s an interesting piece. I think it’s one of those pieces that has a story behind it, but still […]
Sir Hubert von Herkomer’s The Last Muster, a great example of realism and an almost illustrative idea
I’ve been thinking of trying out one of Howard Pyle’s works for some time, but they’re kind of difficult to come by online.
I’m all about cheery pics tonight, the other two I was thinking of were pretty dark too. Something in the air maybe? This is Jules Elie Delaunay’s Plague in Rome (1869, Oil on canvas, 52″ x 69″), also known as The Angel of Death. I might be wrong, but this isn’t the happiest of images […]
Though J.M.W. Turner’s technique is certainly evident here, the tone of the piece isn’t one I expected.
Ok, so it’s been a little while since the last one of these art blogs. I’ll see if I can’t post a few more of them, and without the 4 months between them. Above is Ivan Aivazovsky and Ilya Repin’s Pushkin’s Farewell to the Sea (1887, Oil on canvas), one that caught my eye […]
I’ve run across a number of Elihu Vedder’s pieces before, and this one is one of my favorites. This is Vedder’s, The Questioner of the Sphinx, a piece that for me is always inspiring.
I’ve seen many Bierstadt works in art books (and a handful in person), and I think he had a real knack for capturing the feel of the wild.
This is Frantisek Kupka’s Resistance, or The Black Idol, which despite it’s fairly simplistic idea is still a striking piece.
This is Lord Frederick Leighton’s “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it”, a piece that caught my eye when I was looking for something else (which is often the case).
This is N.C. Wyeth’s Gunfight (1916. Oil on canvas, 34″ x 25″), a piece that really caught my eye when we were going through the museum.
This is Frederic Edwin Church’s The Icebergs, and you may be reminded of Dan Simmon’s recent book The Terror.
This is Edd Cartier’s cover for Unknown Fantasy Fiction, December 1939, and is a striking piece in both execution and in idea.