Alfons Mucha’s Slav Epic - Veletržní Palace , Prague
Mucha worked on the cycle of 20 paintings for 18 years, and then bestowed them to the City of Prague.
(со страницы jennathings)
Orbital Mechanics by Tatiana Plakhova
This is breathtaking.
(со страницы phobs-heh)
I never did post the finished drawing for my IMC painting, did I?
The knotwork in the background was done separately as one quarter of the full circle, and then pasted in and moved around until it wasn’t making horrible tangents with her face. It’s all freehand, because I make poor decisions.
I find it really viscerally satisfying to render drapery in pencil, let me tell you.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby-A Nigerian Visual Artist
Njideka Akunyili Crosby“My art addresses my internal tension between my deep love for Nigeria, my country of birth, and my strong appreciation for Western culture, which has profoundly influenced both my life and my art. I use my art as a way to negotiate my seemingly contradictory loyalties to both my cherished Nigerian culture that is currently eroding and to my white American husband. Most of the Nigerian traditions I experienced growing up are quickly disappearing due to the permeation of Western culture and the ensuing opinion that being ”too Nigerian” is uncool. I feel dismayed by Nigerians’ unquestioningly valuing anything Western as superior however, my awareness of this problem does not exempt me from it – indeed, I question whether this mentality played a part in my falling in love with my husband. My art serves as a vehicle through which I explore my conflicted allegiance to two separate cultures.” Njideka Akunyili
(со страницы pollums)