La Toilette - Pierre-Georges Jeanniot
Business and Trade-Editorial,series by Victo Ngai
Art is the Weapon
I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST CRAYONS BUT THEN IT WASN’T
IT’S A WEAPON OF MASS CREATION
Nicolas-Rene Jollain (French, 1732-1804) — Hyacinth turned into a Flower — 1769
Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.
‘Real life became a difficult place to deal with, and I found myself retreating further into an alternative existence through the portal of my camera,’ said the artist. (read the rest here).
“The Monk’s Dream”
Illustration from The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, 1999
Written by Neil Gaiman
We are learning about Rococo paintings in Art History currently, and we happened upon The Swing by Fraggonard, and I thought it looked extremely familiar. Turns out there was a piece of concept art for Tangled that seems to have taken inspiration. They’re both even kicking off their left shoes. I thought it was interesting.
Jean-Honore Fragonard - The Swing, 1767, oil on canvas