There’s a trend in contemporary fantastic art so pervasive that I feel it needs it’s own genre: the casual hierophany, or passing encounter with a god. A hierophany is a manifestation of the divine other. […]
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Jian Guo, known as “Breathing,” is a Chinese-Australian artist and illustrator whose colorful works seem almost like stills of bright crystalline contraptions — stained-glass orrerries that turn to the tinkling music of the spheres. It’s […]
This French artist is best known for his graphic novels Persephone and Pocahontas: Princess of the New World. His bright colors and fluid lines give his work vitality and make it seem as if his […]
“It looks like fantasy art because it comes out of my head. I rarely go and look at what anything actually looks like.” Interview with the artist at the Smithsonian American Art Museum: https://americanart.si.edu/videos/meet-artist-inka-essenhigh-49921
The artist’s use of color adds depth and complexity to what is fundamentally simple line work.
The French philosopher and literary critic Roland Barthes developed an extension of Saussure’s semiotics that he aptly called mythology, where strictly speaking ‘-ology’ means ‘study of’ rather than ‘collection.’ For Barthes, the semiological system of […]