Digitally rendered scenes of terror by Russian artist Oleg Vdovenko, lit as if by a camera flash in the darkness. I find that cover image to be somewhat iconic of our time.
For those who don’t know, I’ve been splitting my time between Tokyo and the US for the last four years, but I am not a Japanophile. I didn’t come to teach English. I have no […]
The worst curse I can lay upon you is that you find your heart’s desire. “The Black Mirror” by William Newzam Prior Nicholson
With his series of skulls, Dutch artist Marald Van Haasteren manages the find the beauty in death and decay by incorporating symbols of flight and rebirth, like bird eggs, winged insects, and blooming flowers. Of […]
Carolus Adrianus Maria Thole (1914 – 2000) was a Dutch painter and illustrator born in Bussum, near Amsterdam, and educated at State Drawing School of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. His first works were for advertisement and publishing […]
The eminent neuroscientist Jaak Panskepp, who pioneered the study of emotion in mammals, is famous for, among other things, tickling rats in the lab to make them laugh, but his work wasn’t a joke. He […]
Inspired by the artist’s visit to the famed disaster site. You can see the full set here and here. The highlights: