As promised here’s the art of the week about John Reinhard Weguelin. I had never seen his work before until I encountered it by accident. Here’s his wiki page.
Art of the week is supposed to be a celebration of the creative and what’s beautiful and excellent in contemporary and historical art. On the other hand sometimes you need to look at what is considered “art” and start asking ourselves “is this how we want to be remembered?”
Ran into this great illustrator on Pinterest.
Apparently there’s no personal website. Shannon Associates does have a page for him:
Alphonse Mucha was one of the stars of Art Nouveau. He is most well known for the many posters he did for Sarah Bernhardt. He did many other wonderful paintings as well.
About 17 years ago I ran into a quirky science fiction webcomic where the main character looks like a pile of poo.
One would think that something like that would be, well, a pile of poo and disappear fairly quickly. Yet the humor and storytelling overcame the rather poor art. The comic has been a long, long stream of humor, interesting story telling and even stranger characters and backgrounds. The fact that the story has been able to keep going for seventeen years is an achievement in itself. Being able to maintain the quality of the storytelling makes Schlock truly a great work.
After all, how many writers would turn Christmas elves and ninjas into wargame icons.
There’s a LOT more like this in Schlock Mercenary.
Akihiro Morohoshi manages to fit model railroads and scenes into the smallest and oddest containers.
Here’s a video of Morohoshi building a small Enoden module.
N. C. Wyeth was one of America’s greatest illustrators. I’ve liked hos work since I was a kid.
The first half of the last century was full of lively art.