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Vergvotre

Posted in art with tags on November 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Very little information exists about Vergvotre (and the bio page on deviantART consists only of a glass phallus, so be aware it’s NSFW. I link you to the safe gallery here).

Can’t you just see these smoky apparitions swirling through their ethereal dance, one moment visible…the next, evaporating into thin air?
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Here you will find keepers of souls…
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The most haunting spectacles of death…
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The not-so-innocent innocents…
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And gossamer figures amidst the shadows.
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Vergvotre

The Art of William Basso Store

Posted in art with tags on November 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m thrilled to announce the opening of The Art of William Basso Store! Basso is a truly gifted artist of all-things-spooky, and now there are limited edition prints available. I bet these works look phenomenal in print.

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“Pale Thing” is one of my all time favorite horror paintings. It’s just perfect in its ashen decrepitude.
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You will, of course, find Halloween themed pieces.
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And (hopefully) in time for the holidays, this fine Krampus in “Gifts for Ill-Mannered Children.”
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Hop on over and take a look!

The Art of William Basso Store
Other posts about Basso here and here.

Desktop Goodies 11/15

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, art, Books, candy coated nightmares, humor, sculpture, sea, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve always been fascinated by “visible” anatomy models. I finally have a kit, waiting to be built (it’s a real labor of love, as all the organs and parts are white and must be hand painted!). But I look forward to it. Here’s a classic:
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Is he dead in the back of your van?
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A lesser known medical condition…
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Maybe it’s just me, but not once in my life have I thought I’d like to “relax” by having my breasts vibrate.
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If you want to feel like a rainbow threw up on your bed, I’ve got the sheets for you! The lollipop (and satisfied smile) really makes this image.
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Gorgeous pulp art illusion.
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Octopus gargoyle! More buildings need these.
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One of the most breathtaking sand sculptures I’ve ever seen.
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This is a real book. Can you image, even in your wildest dreams, a more romantic title? Nevermind the fact that he appears to be strangling her.
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Wow. Ads have come a long way. Now they only imply that people hate the sight of you.
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Yes, please.
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Most of us probably walk around having no idea how adorable baby llamas are. Now you know.
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Caption contest: what is this bear telling her?
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Susanne Apgar

Posted in art with tags on November 14, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Susanne Apgar has captured my eye as of late.

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From the artist bio:
Susanne Apgarā€™s artistic impulses appear to have been triggered or perhaps galvanised by a simple surrealist coffee-table art book in her childhood home. Amazed and obsessed by the peculiar images like a fur-covered cup and spoon, long legged elephants and outed inner visions, her path was set. Permission granted.

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Two great creatures in one place? This is like a double feature!
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Oh wait…there’s MORE!
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Susanne Apgar

Marco Mazzoni

Posted in art with tags on November 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I could have sworn I’d posted about Marco Mazzoni before, but I was thinking of Meghan Howland (another artist fond of painting faces obscured by flowers and birds!).

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Oh, he had me at the Tarsier…
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…and entwined bundles of wildlife.
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I wish there were an artist statement so I could get his take on the subject matter. I’ve had clear images of flowers sprouting from (and/or) covering human faces in meditation exercises, but I imagine Mazzoni’s images have personal meaning unique to him.
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Most pieces are done in colored pencil, which allows for a gorgeous softness and makes the vivid colors pop (and sometimes allows eyes and faces to glow by contrast in that I can only call “exorcismal” intensity).
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Marco Mazzoni

Anton Vill

Posted in art with tags on November 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

There’s a lot to look at in the drawings of Anton Vill. Be warned, many are NSFW due to their strange Bacchanalian collages of flesh.

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Do no expect anatomically correct. Expect elaborately chaotic melanges of faces and organs, in piles, in pieces…in anything but natural (and at times stirring) physical form.
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Anton Vill

Lina Jirlen

Posted in art with tags on November 3, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Lina Jirlen has a collection of delicate, mysterious women.

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Their smoky eyelids contrast with crystal irises…
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They glance into the distance, wistfully; glamorous, strange keepers of secrets.
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Hearts may be in or out of their bodies…one never knows.
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Lina Jirlen

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