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Charles Robinson: The Sensitive Plant

Posted in art, Books, illustration, poetry with tags , , , on September 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Every now and then, a painting captures me with a brilliant element of subtlety. This Charles Robinson piece from Shelley’s The Sensitive Plant did so with its faint outline of hooded figures in an illuminated procession behind lush, colorful flora. The placement and the vague outlines create a chilling moment of recognition when the eye first fixates on that part of the scenery.

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And on the fourth, the Sensitive Plant
Felt the sound of the funeral chant,
And the steps of the bearers, heavy and slow,
And the sobs of the mourners, deep and low

The Sensitive Pant- Percy Bysshe Shelley (full text)
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Līga Kļaviņa

Posted in art, illustration with tags , on September 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I was instantly drawn into Līga Kļaviņa’s work by this piece entitled Cold Hands.

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Even when faces are obscured, there is (e)motion in the composition.
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The frailty and gentle nature of her subjects, combined with an ethereal sense of lightness and movement make for lovely illustrative work.
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Alex Griffiths

Posted in art, illustration with tags , on September 4, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Today I bring you (a quick post) featuring the illustrations of Alex Griffiths.

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Love his style!
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Alfred Hitchcock Book Covers Megapost: Part 1

Posted in art, Books, illustration, vintage with tags , , , on August 14, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

The master of suspense had many books. While I’ve enjoyed his TV shows and movies very much, I don’t think I’ve actually read any of the books. However, I adore the vintage book covers, almost all of which have Hitchcock himself somehow incorporated (often humorously) into the artwork. I’ve managed to collect many images of them over the years, so here’s the first installment.

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You Might Be a Monster

Posted in Books, illustration, monsters with tags , , on June 21, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Attaboy has written a book I feel is worth having for the title alone.

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Doesn’t this sound wonderful? Look at the contents!
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I do not have kids, but would be excited to give this to any little ones in my life. Honorary nieces, nephews and godchildren…your Fairy Gothmother has something for you…

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Simon Costin for Alexander McQueen

Posted in anatomy, fashion, illustration on January 10, 2014 by bettiemuldoon

McQueen created his own ‘museum of woman-monsters’ in his second couture collection for Givenchy, Eclect Dissect, shown in July 1997. In the period leading up to to the show, his art director Simon Costin combined the late Victorian costumes McQueen was then looking at with with a series of animated skeletons and muscle men from the sixteenth-century anatomical plates of Andreas Vesalius in a series of collages.

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Paolo Petrangeli

Posted in art, illustration, macabre, surreal on January 9, 2014 by bettiemuldoon

Paolo Petrangeli “works and lives in Rome. In his painting there is the childhood’s innocence with all the bitterness of the adult age.”

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