Archive for mythology

Annie Stegg Gerard

Posted in art with tags , , , , on August 29, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I believe I’ve posted a couple of images from Annie Stegg Gerard in compilation posts over the years, but her fantastical fine art truly deserves its own post. This axolotl painting and the Phoenix detail in the one beneath are two of my favorite scenes in modern mythologically inspired art. (Click images to enlarge)

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From the artist bio:
Annie has a special love for the 18h century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment.

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She believes that they sought to transport us to different worlds and fantastic places though their works. In her own work, known for it’s beautiful, enigmatic figures and lively creatures, Annie strives to depict this same transportive effect to the viewer.

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Annie Stegg Gerard

Mia Araujo

Posted in art, mythology, surreal with tags , , on March 29, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Los Angeles based pop surrealism painter Mia Araujo conjures beautiful scenes rich in symbolism, mythology, alchemy and dreams.

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She says:
I have long been fascinated by the multi-faceted complexity that makes each person unique. I believe that all individuals contain an entire universe within them, which is invisible to the naked eye.

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My work concentrates on giving shape to the unseen forces within my subjects– their thoughts, memories, emotions, and complex histories. These qualities fit together to form a vast, rich inner-landscape of identity and mythology for my characters.

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Mia Araujo