The model described in this article — the “Big Bounce” instead of the Big Bang — is potentially a big deal. Quanta Magazine: Big Bounce Simulations Challenge the Big Bang This new simulation is merely […]
Much of the media we consume is self-consciously mythic, which doesn’t necessarily mean it has swords and wizards, although obviously some of it does. It means it fills the role of myth. Back before culture […]
The paintings of Carlos Palma Cruchaga bridge the fantasy of the old world — black sabbaths, angels, ghosts, winged horses — with the new, post-Tolkien worlds of elves, dragons, and high adventure. Find more by […]
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In classical Western myth, the labyrinth, in which the Minotaur stalked, is symbolic of the universe, of the search for God, or our psyches, while the Minotaur himself — half man, half bull — is […]
The fantasy art of Charles Vess is acclaimed worldwide, his rich palette, striking compositions, and lavish detail second to none. Vess created memorable works for such best selling fantasy authors as Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, […]
Ddaddy Star, a Malay artist who also goes under the name Olafoolart, makes wonderful illustrations of characters from myth, both Eastern and Western, both ancient and modern: Asian gods, Aesop fables, Princess Mononoke, astrological signs, […]
In addition to her stunning paintings, drawings, and mixed-media creations, Vancouver-based artist and illustrator Pandora Young also writes children’s books and designs coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. This is “The Patron Saint of Censorship.” […]
For those who don’t know, there is a recent trend in fantastic art so pervasive that it cries out for an explanation, and probably its own genre. I’ve written before about why it’s such a […]
Folio from Russian artist Timofey Stepanov’s “Story of the Fallen Sun.” Find more and support the artist on his ArtStation page.