Magenta by Nik Guerra

Magenta is an pinup/dominatrix/femme fatale cartoon character by Nik Guerra, an Italian artist. See his website. I never realized it, but when Michelangelo and other painters made sketches before they completed paintings, the sketches were called cartoons, after carton (Italian) or Karton (Dutch) describing the heavy paper.

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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4 Responses to Magenta by Nik Guerra

  1. marblenecltr says:

    A woman, black and white and magenta, with a smoking gun… material for so many imaginings…
    Even a possible subject for a novel.

  2. marblenecltr says:

    Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
    Beauty to be eyed by beholders.

  3. Tony Single says:

    Good lord. I never knew that either! It’s cool to find out where the word “cartoon” comes from.

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