Mixed media artist Travis Bedelcreates stunning collages that merge anatomical imagery with illustrations from science guides and textbooks. By merging human physiology with natural flora and fauna, Bedel creates mash-up visions of organic matter that comment on a common origin.
Artists seem to love playing around with the Disney Princesses by reimagining them in new and different ways. An illustrator that goes by the name of MADHANZ has taken the classic characters and transformed them into wildly dressed Moulin Rouge dancers.
Why is it that these Japanese posters of American and British classics from the 1960s seem so much more swinging than their Anglophone counterparts? Has the U.S.—or even Great Britain—ever had a period when movie posters were this cool? Whatever, I fully expect to start seeing these in living rooms everywhere, they’re just too fantastic!
Gene Guynn is an artist from California. Guynn works primarily in film, developing it himself in his darkroom. His ‘In The Woods' series sets female models amidst various forms of flora and fauna, both as intimate studio portraits and on location in a dreamy forest setting. The results are surreal and breathtaking.
After working as the Executive Art Director at Capitol Records as well as a glamor photographer, historian, novelist, and screenwriter Jim Silke returned to his first love of art at the age of sixty. He has since completed the graphic novels, Rascals In Paradise and Bettie Page, Queen of the Nile, plus three illustrated art books, two about the world’s leading pin-up girl, Bettie Page.
Richard Müller (1874-1954) was born in the Bohemian city of Tschirnitz (today Cernovice nad Ohra, Czech Republic) as the son of a weaver. His artistic talent was evident early on. In 1888, at the age of only 14, he was animated by a porcelain painter to enter the famous School of the Royal Saxon Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen, where he was immediately accepted. In 1890, Müller went on his own and without any financial support to Dresden. Here he was, although he had not yet reached the required age of entry, accepted at the Art Academy as one of the youngest students ever. In 1895 he met the graphic artist and sculptor Max Klinger, who inspired him to begin with etching. In 1900, now in Dresden as well known as Klinger, Müller was appointed professor at the Academy His students included George Grosz and Otto Dix. In 1933, shortly after Hitler had seized power, he became president of the Dresden Academy and, in such capacity, confirmed the dismissal of his former student Otto Dix from his professorship. But also Müller lost his professorship two years later because of “subversive tendencies in his art”. Nevertheless, Müller remained in high esteem as a painter under the Nazi régime. He exhibited several times at the Great German Art Exhibition in Munich’s Haus der Deutschen Kunst, in 1939 with a pencil drawing of Hitler’s birthplace. In the final phase of the Second World War, he was included in the Gottbegnadeten Liste of the most important artists, saving him from any war effort, even on the home front. Müller died in 1954 at the age of 80 in Dresden.
Marta Macha's black and white photography is strange, distorted and experimental presenting the female form in a non-traditional manner. In some of her photographs, Marta explores the body's curves through the cracks of a broken mirror. In others, her subject is interacting with a larger than life human hand. These images are left to the interpretation of the viewer as the artist is definitely encouraging us use our imaginations.
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French artist Raymond Carrance (1921-1998) published his erotic art under the pseudonym “Czanara” which was later compiled for a book under the same title. Carrance’s double exposure photographs and erotic illustrations are a display of young male beauty. The work of Raymond Carrance was relatively unknown during his lifetime. He worked as a graphic designer for Perrier mineral water and acted as a costume and set designer for plays in addition to his true passion.
This past Spring, the Berlinische Galerie showed an extensive retrospective of Berlin based artist Dorothy Iannone (*1933, Boston) with the title “Dorothy Iannone. This Sweetness Outside of Time. Paintings, Objects, Books 1959–2014″ that was up through June 2. We found the works to be so good we wanted to show them on the site today. The aim of this retrospective is to illustrate the intermediality and radical subjectivity of this unique artistic opus and to make the innovative energy in the art of Dorothy Iannone known to a wider audience. This major solo exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie, bringing together loans from museums and private collections elsewhere in Germany and Europe, will be the first to address all aspects of an opus rich in splendour, humour and the erotic, shifting the focus again to one of the most unusual women artists of the 20th/21st century. The American Dorothy Iannone occupies a distinct place as an artist in the second half of the 20th century. Her oeuvre, which now spans more than fifty years, includes painting and visual narrative, autobiographical texts and films. Since the 1960s she has been seen as a pioneering spirit against censorship and for free love and autonomous female sexuality. She continues to go her own way without compromise, artistically and conceptually. Dorothy Iannone’s great theme is ecstatic love. The paintings, visual narratives, texts and books by this pioneer of women’s sexual and intellectual emancipation draw uncompromisingly on her own life. Iannone’s art frequently fell foul of the censors because of allegedly pornographic content. And yet her depictions of the sexual union between man and woman have an unmistakably mystical dimension rooted in the spiritual and physical union of opposites. This anchors her visual universe within cultural history and lends a modern, personal interpretation to Eastern religions, including Tibetan Buddhism, Indian Tantrism and Christian ecstatic traditions like those of the seventeenth-century Baroque. Images courtesy of Berlinische Gallery and Air de Paris, Paris. Photos by Hans-Georg Gaul, Jochen Littkemann, and Kai-Annett Becker.
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John Philipps Emslie illustrated maps and contributed to the British topographical archive in the mid to late 1800s with his beautiful astronomical and geographical illustrations.
After teasing on Twitter what many fans speculated would be a big reveal for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. Tours instead has announced its own contribution to the Dark Knight’s 75th-anniversary celebration: the Batman Exhibit. Beginning June 26, VIP tours will be offered at the Burbank, California, studio, with guides pointing out locations from Warner Bros.’ Batman films on the way to the newly transformed Studio tour museum, where more than half the ground floor is now devoted to Dark Knight movie memorabilia, from six big-screen Batsuits to costumes worn by Catwoman, Poison Ivy, The Riddle, Mr. Freeze. There are also prop weapons, such as the Joker’s cards, Penguin’s umbrella and Bane’s bomb. The Warner Bros. Picture Car Museum will also showcase such iconic vehicles as the Tumbler, the Bat-Pod and the Bathammer, and visitors even will be given an opportunity to operate the Bat-Signal themselves. In addition, the studio will have a limited number of Batman-themed carts to take fans around the lot. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced a slate of activities for Batman’s 75th anniversary, including the July 23 Batman Day, the home-video release of the 1966 television series, new merchandise, and the fall premiere of Gotham on Fox. Tickets for the Batman Exhibit, which cost $54 each, can be purchased online or by calling 877-4-WB-TOUR.
Currently based in Berlin, Yoh Nagao is a pop collage artist originally from Japan. After graduating from Nagoya Zokei University he began working as a graphic designer and illustrator. His bold and unique style is created with a combination of collage techniques, acrylic paint, marker and ballpoint pen on paper. The result is a bright portrait style piece created with intention and a deep sense of organized chaos. Aside from working on these collage pieces, Yoh also manages to find enough time to run his own clothing label called Yogurt.
Here’s a fantastic new set of 1950s Batman Rockabilly badassery from artist Denis Medri. This time around he shows off some new character designs for Killer Croc, Bane, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Robin. There’s some pretty rad art in this new set, and I still want to see this concept brought to life at some point.
The movie poster art of Frank McCarthy