Mike Mahle’s mixes classic art deco illustration with the solid colors of contemporary animation, often depicting, as he calls it, “sirens and superheroes,” but also quite a few classic book covers. Check it out.
Holyday (1876) by James Tissot. “Autumn is coming, the leaves of the large chestnut tree are changing color, but the rest of the vegetation is still green and luxurious. On the right is the painter’s […]
Georges-Antoine Rochegrosse’s 1916 depiction of the death of Messalina is a study in male power. Note the anger of the soldier as he grips her hair, the patrician’s condescending douchebro smirk, the gaze of the […]
Ereshkigal , Sumerian goddess of the underworld, was also called Irkalla, the name of her land, in the same way that in the Greek, Hades is both the name of the realm and its king. […]
People don’t get erotic art. To be clear, what I am calling erotic art is (capital A) Art first, versus mere pornography. That doesn’t mean erotic art is never pornographic, nor pornography artistic. Rather, pornography, […]
William Gibson famously observed, a couple decades ago now, that the future had arrived, it just wasn’t evenly distributed. The fact that he had to say that and that people still find it insightful suggests […]