Owen Jones – The Grammar of Ornament

Owen Jones (15 February 1809 – 19 April 1874) was an English-born Welsh architect. A versatile architect and designer, he was also one of the most influential design theorists of the nineteenth century. He helped pioneer modern colour theory, and his theories on flat patterning and ornament still resonate with contemporary designers today.

Design ⋅ December 9, 2019

Kanō Sansetsu – The Old Plum

Kanō Sansetsu (狩野 山雪, 1589–1651) was a Japanese painter also known as Kanō Heishiro. He was born in Hizen Province, Kyūshū, and died in Kyoto.

Japanese Art ⋅ November 29, 2019

Kenta Torii – The Salmadragon

From childhood, Kenta Torii has been drawn towards painting and soccer. His aspiration to become a professional player took him to Brazil in 1999, an opportunity that granted him a different perspective of art in Latin America.

Artists ⋅ November 20, 2019

Utagawa Kuniyoshi – ukiyo-e

Utagawa Kuniyoshi ( Japanese: 歌川 國芳 January 1, 1798 – April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He was a member of the Utagawa school.

Artists ⋅ October 11, 2019

Walton Ford – Sensorium

Walton Ford (born 1960 in Larchmont, New York) is an American artist who makes paintings and prints in the style of naturalist illustrations, often depicting extinct species. Each of his paintings is a meticulous, realistic study in flora and fauna, and is filled with symbols, clues, and jokes referencing texts ranging from colonial literature, to

Contemporary art ⋅ October 2, 2019

Akiya Kageichi – Lazy

Akiya Kageichi is a Japanese illustrator who calls himself Golden Gravel, a name which may refer to Japanese rock gardens. His sinister jesters, lazy rulers and clandestine warriors are set within scenes full of chaotic imagery.

Fantasy Art ⋅ September 12, 2019

Leon Bakst – Elysium

Leon Bakst produced lavish sets and costumes for the ballet stage. After graduating secondary school, he traveled to St. Petersburg to study at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts as an unenrolled student, working as a book illustrator to support himself.

Set design ⋅ August 29, 2019

Franz Stassen – Myths

Franz Stassen (born February 12, 1869 in Hanau) was a German painter , draftsman and illustrator. From 1886 to 1892 Stassen visited the Berlin College of Fine Arts. After leaving the academy, he settled first in Hanau but returned sometime later back to Berlin.

Fantasy Art ⋅ August 11, 2019

Vladimír Vilimovský – Cyber

Slick cyber punk-inspired character designs by illustrator Vladimír Vilimovský from Prague, Czech Republic.

Illustration ⋅ July 28, 2019

Nick Stath – Fairy Tales

Nick Stath is a Concept artist, designer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Upon receiving his Masters degree in Architecture, Nick has pursued working simultaneously as a Designer in both architectural practice and the entertainment industry.

Concept art ⋅ July 9, 2019

Franciszek Starowieyski – Blinded

Franciszek Andrzej Bobola Biberstein-Starowieyski (8 July 1930 in Bratkówka – 23 February 2009 in Warsaw) was a Polish artist. From 1949 to 1955, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and Warsaw. He specialized in poster, drawing, painting, stage designing, and book illustration. He was a member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI).

Contemporary art ⋅ June 27, 2019

Stanislaw Szukalski – Zermatism

Stanisław Szukalski (13 December 1893 – 19 May 1987) was a Polish-born American sculptor and painter who became a part of the Chicago Renaissance.

Contemporary art ⋅ June 9, 2019

Joshua Mays – Afrofuturism

Originally from Denver, Colorado Joshua is self taught and began dabbling in visual artistry at a young age. Currently working in Oakland, CA his work also reflects art nouveau influences and has science fiction overtones. His murals, illustrations, and prints are famous all across the nation and the internet. Mays is an artist that believes

Contemporary art ⋅ June 1, 2019

Robert Steven Connett – Micro

Robert Steven Connett is a California artist who takes his current inspiration from biological forms — both flora and fauna, micro and macro, land and ocean dwelling — from which he generates new variations, as though he were painting with recombinant DNA. He is a masterful painter of other-worldly creatures harmoniously swimming along in complex

Artists ⋅ May 27, 2019

Bryan Angus – Street

Bryan Angus is an exhibiting artist working in the North East of Scotland.

Artists ⋅ May 23, 2019

Virgil Finlay – Space Travel

Virgil Finlay (July 23, 1914 – January 18, 1971) was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. He has been called “part of the pulp magazine history …

Comics ⋅ May 5, 2019

Enrique Alcatena – Mindless Ones

Enrique Alcatena (born 26 February 1957) is an Argentine comic book artist. He is known as Quique Alcatena in his native country and Latin America.

Comics ⋅ April 25, 2019

Jean-Claude Mézières – The Fifth Element

Jean-Claude Mézières is a French comic strip artist and illustrator. Born and raised in Paris, he was introduced to drawing by his older brother and influenced by comics artists such as Hergé, Andre Franquin and Morris and later by Jijé and Jack Davis. Educated at the Institut des Arts Appliqués, upon graduation he worked as

Comics ⋅ April 17, 2019

Michael Whelan – The Tower

Michael Whelan (born June 29, 1950) is an American artist of imaginative realism. For more than 30 years, he worked as an illustrator, specializing in science fiction and fantasy cover art.[1] Since the mid-1990s, he has pursued a fine art career, selling non-commissioned paintings through galleries in the United States and through his website.

Fantasy Art ⋅ March 26, 2019