Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
"Perhaps I speak only for myself, perhaps it’s different for other writers; but for me, the making of a fantasy is quite unlike the relatively ordered procedure of writing any other kind of book. I’ve never actually thought: ‘I am writing fantasy’; one simply sits down to write whatever book is knocking to be let out. But in hindsight, I can see the peculiar differences in approach. When working on a book which turns out to be a fantasy novel, I exist in a state of continual astonishment. The work begins with a deep breath and a blindly trusting step into the unknown; I know where I’m going, and who’s going with me, but I have no real idea of what I shall find along the way, or whom I’ll meet. Each time, I am striking out into a strange land, listening for the music that will tell me which way to go. And I am always overcome by wonder, and a kind of unfocused gratitude, when I arrive; and I always think of Eliot:
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time….
- Susan Cooper (Celebrating Children’s Books, 1981)
The art above is by Charles Robinson (brother of William Heath Robinson), 1870-1937.
I realized this last night and I’m a fucking nerd but honestly
it helped me to think about it like this
because I don’t wanna be on the side of the Wall
If Cerberus, the three-headed dog, guards the entrance to Hades, what do you suppose a three-headed deer is the guardian of? This awesome image of three fallow deer bucks, standing in a perfect row and looking backward at the same moment, was captured in the forests of Lithuania by photographer Renatas Jakaitis. But we prefer to think this photo was taken on the outskirts of the Forbidden Forest.
[via Twisted Sifter]
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Here are some of the winners from Science’s annual Visualization Challenge - you can see lots more here.
- Top image: “Invisible Coral Flows” by Vicente I. Fernandez, Orr H. Shapiro, Melissa S. Garren, Assaf Vardi, Roman Stocker (MIT). The cilia of coral polyps stir up the water, helping them get food and dispose of nutrients.
- Middle image: “Stellate leaf hairs on Deutzia scabra” by Stephen Francis Lowry (Steve Lowry Photography). A technique called polarized light microscopy reveals the fine structure of the leaves of Fuzzy Duetzia.
- Bottom image: “Cortex in Metallic Pastels” by Greg Dunn, Brian Edwards (Greg Dunn Design), Marty Saggese (SfN), Tracy Bale (UPenn), and Rick Huganir (Johns Hopkins University). Dunn used gold leaf, aluminum and acrylic dye to show the layered cellular structure of the cerebral cortex. Dunn: “The neurons are painted by a technique wherein pigments are blown across the canvas using jets of air, a technique that closely emulates the spontaneous, random branching patterns of actual neurons.”
Portrait of Elizabeth I contained in a gold enameled case set with diamond and ruby. Painted ca. 1600 by Nicholas Hilliard. In the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Photo source: jdf_92 on Flickr
During a recent cold snap, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly and her son used homemade soap bubble solution and her camera to create an awesome series of photos entitled Frozen in a Bubble.
In an interview with KOMO News, Kelly explains, “We blew the bubbles across the top of our frozen patio table and also upon the hood of my car and then we watched in awe as each individual bubble froze with their own unique patterns. We noted how they would freeze completely before the sun rose but that once the sun was in view they would defrost along the tops or cease freezing altogether. We also noted how they would begin to deflate and implode in on themselves making them look like alien shapes or in some cases shatter completely leaving them to look like a cracked egg.”
[via My Modern Metropolis]
collections that are raw as fuck ➝ yiqing yin f/w 2013-14
We were very excited this morning when Patience and Fortitude received new wreaths for the season! The lions haven’t worn the winter accessory for nine years, but these wreaths were created so they do not harm their marble. A beloved tradition returns!
Patience and Fortitude hope you’ll stop by to see them in their new finery!
5pointz aerosol art center- Astoria, Queens.
Damn 5Pointz. You were a work. Very selfish of the owner.
It was repainted white by the owner last night.