Category Archives: fantasy

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. Advertisements

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Charles Amable-Lenoir, Reverie (Dream), 1893

I’m going to make this last post tonight unapologetic schmaltz. Academic painter Lenoir’s lighting is beautiful here, something straight out of Peter Pan.

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Cecil Beaton and the ‘Rabbit Coat’, 1937, Gordon Anthony, National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alice in Wonderland film, stopmotion, 1949

Before Disney’s success, Lou Bunin’s version was released in 1949.

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Goya, Witches’ Flight, 1798

I found this painting terrifying and far more eerie than other paintings I’ve seen on similar subjects, and then when I read the analysis I understood why: This painting on the surface reveals witches sucking the blood of a victim but … Continue reading

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

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Jia Lu, Shared Moon

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Samuel Araya, Capricorn and Mars

Lots of different influences seen in the works of Araya. Fuseli, Bocklin, Schiele, Klimt, Bosch, Redon, Beksinski. I’m not meaning to name drop at all here. These are artists I really recognize in his work, which really promotes fantasy art … Continue reading

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Samuel Araya, “Das Rheingold” – Art for Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle, for the Seattle Opera House

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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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