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Agostino Arrivabene, Plen ilunilo foro di augusto

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Agostino Arrivabene, Orpheus

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Agostino Arrivabene

Style is derivative of some artists I recognize: Ernst Fuchs, various Renaissance/Medieval, Blake, and Puvis de Chauvannes. But I think when many influences melt together, this makes a new welcome variant.

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William Parker Lyon, owner of Pony Express Museum, playing cards, c 1948,California

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The Man with the Rubber Head (film, 1902)

I was NOT trying to find bizarre things to put up on this site…just happened across it during photo research and thought I would share it. This film is among others by the cineaste Georges Meliers.    

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Ballet Russes, The Firebird, Expressionist

Valentina Blinova in L’Oiseau de feu [The Firebird], Ballets Russes, Sydney, 1936-1937 From the State Library of New South Wales.  

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Amy Clarke, Alice in Woodland

Good photographer. Provocative photo. Found on this photo stream.

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“Moebius” (Jean Giraud), famous fantasy artist, cartoonist, creator of Tron, others.

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Samuel Araya, “The vigils of Henry Fuseli” – Cover art for “A Darke Phantastique”

Versioning or inspiration from Henry Fuseli’s Nightmare, 1781 (below).

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Gustave Dore’s Sea Monster

I don’t think I’m going to sleep tonight after seeing this. Gustave Dore (1832-1883), Orlando Furioso ll

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