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- 06/15/13--17:25: Kinuko Y Craft Fairy Tales Illustrations Review 5 Stars Worthy
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- 06/16/13--20:55: Last Kinuko Y Craft Fantasy Illustrations Reviews 5 Stars
- 06/20/13--14:37: Pierre Auguste Cot 1837 - 1883 French Painter Review 5 Stars
- 06/20/13--15:56: Auguste Toulmouche (1829 - 1890) French Academic Painter Review
- 06/21/13--16:05: Fernando Botero Colombian Modern Day Painter 5 Stars
- 06/22/13--19:19: Fernando Botero Figurative Art Paintings Review 5 Stars
- 06/22/13--21:27: William Blake British Romanticism 1757-1827 Paintings Review
- 06/23/13--21:18: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres Neoclassical Paintings Review
- 06/24/13--15:08: Black Swan Psychological Thriller Movies Review 5 Stars
- 06/24/13--16:29: The Chronicle of Western Fashion by John Peocock 5 Stars Worthy
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- 07/12/13--14:28: Antonio Corradini Venetian Rococo Sculptor 1668 - 1752 Review
- 07/12/13--15:32: Theodore Gericault 1791 - 1824 French Romanticist Painter Review
- 07/14/13--00:15: John Collier 1850 –1934 Pre-Raphaelite Paintings Review
- 07/14/13--15:06: Herbert James Draper Greek Paintings Review
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Kinuko Y. Craft is a Japanese born artist. She does illustrations for plays and fantasy wallpapers. She also likes to illustrate fairy tale books. She has won many awards for her artwork. This first review focuses on her fairy tale artworks... for the most part. I hope you like them a lot. They are all 5 stars worthy. If you wish to see more, go to kycraft.com . That is her home website. Anyhow, the first illustration shows Sleeping Beauty. All around her we see flowers growing. She has been asleep for a pretty long time. The organic looking flowers were made art nouveau. This pretty picture deserves 5 stars rating.
This illustration is a fantasy version of the Adam and Eve story. Here Eve is getting the red apple. In the background, the devil in the form of a dragon is watching over her. Her dress is extremely elaborated. The entire nature is painted art nouvueau style. As for her hair, it was painted in the fashion of Botticelli. Truly, this lovely illustration has earned Craft 5 stars rating.
Above, we see a lovely illustration for the Dallas Opera. This one features Das Rheingold. It is one of Wagner's infamous Operas. Anyhow, the illustration shows the moment when the dwarf met the daughters of Rhine. They all look very beautiful. It is a pity that the dwarf abandon his girl for some gold. In any case, this lovely illustration by Kinuko Y. Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
This illustration is for another one of Wagner's plays. In the background, we see the Valkyrie. She is about to take the dead soldier in the foreground to Valhalla. His lover girl is hugging him. The scenery is really pretty. Behind the Valkyrie we see the rainbow bridge to Valhalla. More of her peers are flying about. This Norman mythological illustration by Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, we see Cinderella arriving to the ball. Her golden dress is really pretty. Behind her, we see her rats and the magical pumpkin carriage. It is cute how she is looking at her glass shoe. This beautiful depiction of the Cinderella tale deserves 5 stars rating.
In the original Sleeping Beauty tale, the girl was given a rose to mark out her timeline. When the stem is completely consumed, then the fairy's curse will come to fruition. In this illustration, the oblivious sleeping beauty is giving her rose to her father. He is stroking her hair. He sees the length of the rose's stem and knows that her time is almost out. In any case, this lovely illustration by Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
Above, we see the Sleeping Beauty dreaming. Over her, we see faeries showering her with gifts. In the foreground, we see a tiny dogie and another fairy playing the harp. This lovely illustration by Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, we see the ice witch from Narnia. I think I half remember it from an old as sin animated movie of the book. If I remember correctly, the witch had kidnapped that boy. In any case, the imagery is very beautiful. Truly, it deserves 5 stars ratings.
This illustration was featured in the Spectrum magazine. It shows a magician working old nature magic. Animals are gathering around him. His magic is not only affecting nature, but the universe as well. This pretty illustration deserves 5 stars rating.
This illustration shows Sleeping Beauty with the string and needles. She is about to prick her finger. In the background, we see the curse about to come to fruition. The girl does look really pretty. This fairy tale illustration by Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, we see Sleeping Beauty resting. Her blonde hair is very pretty. This pretty little number deserves 5 stars rating.
This is the other half of the old magic Illustration. It shows the magician's daughter. She is working her own magic. I find very cool the master of the universe in the background. The mask she wears is also very pretty. This lovely fantasy illustration by Kinuko Y. Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, we see a lovely crossover. The frog prince ran into the Sleeping Beauty dreaming in the forest. He is admiring the lady. Her rose dress is very pretty. She deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, the forgotten fairy is cursing Sleeping Beauty. Her family is sobbing over her. They all look very miserable. What I like best is the flowery pattern on the carpet. Overall, this illustration is 5 stars worthy.
In this illustration, we see Medusa. Her hair is made of lovely decorative snakes. It is a bummer how she is trying to braid her hair. She is trying to make the best of her new hair. Her eyes are also very freaky. This illustration by Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
This last featured Illustration shows the prince arriving at Sleeping Beauty's castle. He is seeing everyone asleep among the flowers. He looks quite mystified by the entire scenery. In any case, this lovely illustration deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked these featured illustrations by Kinuko Y. Craft a lot.
This is the second Craft illustrations review. I do not know most of the titles of these pieces. So please, bear with me. The first illustration shows a maiden looking at a castle. She also has a little bird perched in her had. She came out looking rather pretty. Kinuko Y.Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, we see a maiden playing the flute. She is walking on the water. This illustration is called Eclipse. The moon does seem to be eclipsed by the mysterious girl playing music. In any case, this lovely illustration deserves 5 stars rating.
This is a pretty odd disguise. A monster disguise as a human. The moral lesson of this illustration is that you should not take candy from strangers. In any case, this cutie by Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, we see a guy taking photographs of this wonderful city. The scenery truly is amassing. What I like best is the force field in the sky. It has some lovely patterns here and there. This fantasy scenery deserves 5 stars rating.
This illustration shows Jason beating up the chimera. He is using the Medusa shield to deflect the lightning of the Chimera. His Pegasus came out looking pretty cool. This mythological scene by Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
Here is a pretty cute illustration. In the foreground, we see a cute red headed maiden. The odd clouds in the background are pretty cute. This Craft fantasy wallpaper deserves 5 stars rating.
This post shows the prince and the princess together. The maiden's yellow dress came out extremely pretty. The German shepherd makes for a lovely detail. 5 stars for Kinuko Y. Craft.
In this painting, Cinderella has just arrived to the ball. Everyone is wondering who is that pretty maiden. Her pink dress is the prettiest one in the scene. Truly, this fairy tale scene by Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, we see some maidens in a garden. There is a lovely Venus fountain in the background. The birds are also very cute. This illustration by Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, we see Diana with a bow. She has a feather of the phoenix flying about. The white flowers came out really cute. Hidden among the flowers we see a sleeping guy. This cute fantasy scenery by Kinuko Y. Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
This illustration focuses on Pegasus. His wings are beautiful and majestic. He is my favorite winged horse. 5 stars for Craft.
In this illustration, we see the reflection of a maiden crying. It is a pretty original imagery. It deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, we see the pretty Rhainnon. Her powers are beckoning the animals toward herself. Her dress is very pretty. This cutie by Kinuko Y. Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
In this last illustration, we see three lovely daughters of Rhyme. They are beckoning the dwarf to go dance with them. Together, they all look very pretty. 5 stars for Kinuko Y. Craft. I hope that you liked these featured fantasy illustrations by Craft.
This is the last Craft fantasy illustrations review. This first illustration shows a maiden running away. She seems to be merging into the ground. It is a bummer how her dress is made of a phoenix. Behind her we see a knight and a cheetah about to jump her. The ground shows a few dead bodies here and there. This adorable fairy tale illustration by Kinuko Y. Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
This illustration is pretty odd. Here we see a maiden with birds. The scenery is pretty cute. The small version is very mysterious. This work is about this random house. It is a fairy tale of sorts. 5 stars for Kinuko Y. Craft.
This is a pretty original illustration. It shows you the realm of the night. The central figure is an angel girl. She has a lovely five pointed star staff. The multiple moons in the sky do look very lovely. 5 stars for Kinuko Y. Craft.
This illustration shows a maiden magic some magic. The stone she is brewing is throwing some fumes. In essence, those fumes are the scent of magic. The indoor botanic garden looks very pretty. The maiden brewing magic deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, a maiden is giving inspiration to Thomas the Rhymer. Needless to say, he will have a lot to write about after this first meeting. The maiden herself has the loveliest blonde hair I have ever seen. She is a real cutie of sorts. This lovely illustration by Kinuko Y. Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
Here we see a lovely illustration. A maiden is trying to escape. She looks cute with the rose and the pendant. The scenery too works pretty well. She seems to be emitting light. This maiden by Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
In this cute illustration, we see a cute prince and his princess. Their attires are really pretty. Her blonde hair is decorated with pretty white flowers. The odd dark scenery works pretty well. In any case, this lovely illustration deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, we see a cute fairy looking at her reflection in the water. Her form is very pretty. This illustration is all about reflecting forms. This piece by Kinuko Y. Craft deserves 5 stars rating.
This is quite the elaborate illustration. Here the entire Wildwood is dancing. All the figures lead up to the maiden in the foreground. The butterflies and the fishes are really pretty. It deserves 5 stars rating.
In this last illustration, we see a wolf mother. She is leading her pack of wolves. It is cool how her hand is partially transformed. Her dress has a lovely Greek design. This last piece deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked this last Kinuko Y. Craft art review.
Today, I wanted to review three lovely paintings by Pierre Augueste Cot. He was a French Academic painter. He made his fame in the French Salon. He married the daughter of his sponsor. He won many medals and prizes in the Salon. Since he married into a rich family, Cot did not die poor. Anyhow, the first painting is called The Storm. Here a cute Greek couples is trying to escape from the storm. The girl is looking at the Storm. Her lover is focused on his girl. Her frilly transparent dress is extremely pretty. The creepy background works pretty well. This lovely classical painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this cute painting, we see an adorable girl hiding in the Curtains. She is only clothed by this shimmering white curtain. Judging by her coy smile, she came here to surprise her lover boy. Most maidens do love to give such silly surprises. Her curly brown hair is very pretty. This cute painting by Pierre Auguste Cot painting gets a lovely 5 stars rating.
In this last cute painting, we see a cute Greek couple having a moment. Both are playing in the swing while staring into each other's eyes. This painting represents Spring. Both are young and in love. The flowers are growing around them. Even nature seems to celebrate their love. In any case, this cute painting by Pierre Auguest Cot deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked this short painting review.
Today, I wanted to review the artwork of the French painter, Auguste Toulmouche. He mostly did portraits of Parisian ladies. He gave a lot of emphasis to their dresses. He painted in the style of realism. However, unlike realistic the artists, he did not care about changing society. He kept the painting style, but through the socialism out the window. His work was greatly praised by Emile Zola. He was knighted in the Legion of Honor for his artwork.
The first painting shows a cute maiden doing nothing. The painting is about upper middle class leisure. The maiden is so lazy that she cannot work up the energy to read her book. For now, her lazy attention has been drawn by the viewer. She is looking at us with disdain. Anyhow, this maiden is there simply for aesthetic reasons. Her white dress is very elaborated. The dark background enhances the colors of her white dress. In any case, this cutie by Augueste Toulmouche deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see two maidens dressed in black. Someone in their family has died. The younger girl is consoling her mother. Though the theme is pretty depressing, the maidens are there for decorative purposes. This painting does a lot more emphasis their rich furniture. They may have a lot of nice things, however, their material possessions does nothing to make them feel better. This painting also shows the funeral fashion of the day. In any case, this lovely painting by Toulmouche deserves 5 stars rating.
During this time period, everyone started making kissing paintings. This is Toulmouche's "The Kiss". The main couple belong to the circus. The guy is Pierre, the juggler. Based on the maiden's dress, she probably does the balance rope. Both their dresses are elaborate and lively. Judging by the drink, this couple is celebrating their love. The restaurant scenery too is elaborated. This cute painting by Auguste Toulmouche deserves 5 stars rating.
This new painting is about the new baby. The mother is showing her daughter her baby brother. The curtain of the baby is very petty. This sweet painting by Toulmouche deserves 5 stars rating.
In this cute painting, we see a girl in a wedding dress. The girl does not want to get married. Just look at her evil glare. She must hate the guts of her groom. This is one of the many tragedies of arranged marriages. It usually happens that the maidens are forced into marriage. To ease her burden, her mother and her sister are trying to console her. On the background, we see the bride's younger sister. She is playing with her crown of flowers. Aside from the theme, we look at the lovely wedding fashion. The scenery too is pretty elaborated. In any case, this lovely painting by Auguste Toulmouche deserves 5 stars rating.
In this cute painting, we see a maiden looking at a Ticket. It was inside her bouquet of flowers. Apparently, her lover boy wants to invite her to the Opera. The maiden is dressed to go out. This cutie by Auguste Toulmouche deserves 5 stars rating.
In this last painting, we see a cute girl wearing a pink dress. Her Vanity is causing her to kiss her own reflection. Throughout history, all cute girls have at least once kissed their own reflection. Considering how cute she came out in her dress, she really has a lot to celebrate. The mirror also works for fashionable purposes. With its aid, we can see both the front and the back of her dress. In any case, this lovely painting by Auguste Toulmouche deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked this art review.
Today, I wanted to review some cute paintings by Fernando Botero. Botero is one of the oldest, active painters alive. Even today, he is producing new art pieces. His last series of paintings featured the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay. He was critiquing the inhumane treatment of prisoners. Anyhow, Botero is known for his unique figurative style. His style is so unique that it is called "Boterismo". He is so proud of his style that he likes to call himself, "The most Colombian of Colombian artists". His last exhibition took place in Kunstforum, Vienna. I think that is enough bio info on Botero. Now, I will review his fat people paintings.
The first painting worth reviewing is called Dancers. Botero has made several paintings targeting the same subject matter. Anyhow, this painting is about the intimacy of dancing. The guy is so focused on his dance that he does not notice the cigars and the beer bottle on the floor. Both dancers are having their own private moment. The scenery in the background too goes with the moment. The red dress of the maiden stands for passion. In any case, this lovely painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting shows some Bishops Bathing. Apparently, this is a genre painting. The style of this painting is naive art. It is supposed to look very sweet and innocent. The way the Bishops are playing do look innocent. The issue with this painting is that the Bishops look ridiculous. You never imagine seeing Bishops playing like that in the water. I guess even Bishops like to relax from time to time. It is cute how the one with the blue gown is blessing the water. Behind him, we see one of his acolytes. In any case, this cute painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, Botero is showing a Car Bomb. Like we all know, Colombia has been in a civil war for a really long time. This painting was made because there was a Car Bombing attack by the rebels. The painting focuses on the car and the destruction it laid in its wake. It is interesting how the car looks "fat". Everything is painted in Botero's unique style. In the background, the only building left standing is a Catholic Church Bell Tower. Its arc stands ominously over the city. Soon, its bells will be tolling over the victims of this disaster. In any case, this depressing painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting shows a portrait of all the members of the circus. The scenery is indoors. I find cute the dwarf couple in the foreground. In any case, this cute genre painting by Botero deserves 5 stars.
Above, we see another dancing painting. The couple's poses are very similar to the first painting I reviewed. In this painting, we see another feet of a dancer. It shows you that there are other people dancing. The watch shows you how long they have been dancing. It also alludes to the passage of time. For the dancers, time has stood still for them. In any case, this cute painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
This cute painting shows a dancer. It is a bummer how the beam is holding her up. The dancing pose shows that she is very flexible. Not many dancers can raise their legs up so high. Her serious face shows how focus she is in her art. This cutie by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting shows the death of Pablo Escobar. Pablo Escobar was a famous gangster. As such, he died a very violent death. This painting shows his infamous death. He has his gun raised up. He died in the midst of battle. The scenery shows how this figure towered over everyone. Despite his power and influence, he could not escape his death. In any case, this cool painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
In this cute painting, we see a flamenco dancer. Behind her, we see the rest of the ensemble. On the background, we see a guy leaving with his lover girl. It is implied that they are going to sleep together. In any case, this lovely painting by Fernando Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a Matador. He looks very serious. He is about to enter the arena to fight the bull. I think it is sad that so many bulls have to suffer and die to make this sport possible. However, visually speaking I find bull fighting pretty cool. What I liked is the dress of this matador. It has a lot of lovely ornaments. In any case, this lovely painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting is very simple. A woman has fallen off the balcony. Her face looks panicked as she sees the floor approaching. A guy about to exit the house is looking at her fall. Judging by her dress, she is a streetwalker. In any case, this cute painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting shows a newborn nun. She was born with her habit and everything. She really does look pious. She is resting inside a newborn baby basket. It happens often enough that girls are abandon in nunneries, in poor Catholic countries. The church always takes care of them. This painting also shows the absurd idea that some women are born to be nuns. As such, he illustrated a girl who was born to be a nun. In any case, this cute painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
In this cute painting, we see Botero dressed like a Matador. He wanted to show that he was manliness among men. In the Hispanic world, Matadors are the epitome of manliness. Behind him, we see his second wife Sofia. In the floor, we see paints and brushes. This lovely self portrait of Fernando Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
In this cute painting, we see an art collector. In the background, we see a lot of well know paintings made to match Botero's style. They are all pretty unique. As for the collector, she is a humble Catholic widow. You can tell based on her dress and her cross. However, the fact that she can buy so many paintings shows that she is filthy rich. In any case, this lovely Botero painting deserves 5 stars rating.
Above, we see another dancing couple. Around them, we see two more dancers. It is pretty odd how they do not seem to have a reflection. 5 stars for Botero.
In this lovely painting, we see a Matador getting impaled by a bull. He died instantly when the horns pierced him. Behind his cape you can see his soul rising to the heavens. Heaven is greeting him with open arms. This lovely painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a group of women sewing. They are the designers of this dress shop. What I liked best is the odd fat cat glaring at us. Cats are freaky little animals. 5 stars.
In this cool painting, we see the entire family. In a tree, we see a snake. It is about to bite the mother. What I find odd is the huge dog behind the boy. In any case, this lovely painting by Fernando Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
In this lovely painting, we see a bunch of musicians. They all look pretty cool. I find very odd the bird on the floor. The oranges on the floor are also pretty odd. 5 stars for Botero.
In this painting, we see a matador delivering the final blow. Behind him, we see other people taunting the bull. Behind him, we see a girl admiring the bull fighters. She is really enjoying the show. The arena is also pretty big. This cool painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
In this last painting, we see a woman standing. She is wearing a lovely dress. Her blonde hair is really pretty. She deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked this short Botero review.
This is the last Fernando Botero review. Here we see Adam and Eve. The snake is talking into Adam's ear. As for Eve, the snake is coiling around her leg. This Colombian version of Adam and Eve is pretty cute. In any case, this lovely painting deserves 5 stars rating.
Above, we see Botero doing a parody of the Arnolfini Wedding. The painting is more or less identical to the original. However, the figures are painted in Botero's unique style. They came out looking very silly. In any case, this lovely painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see an Archangel. He towers over the city. The scenery extends for miles. I like a lot the cute stylized lightning bolts. They came out rather lovely. In any case, this cute painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a parody of this famous Renaissance painting. The profile of came out looking really fat. 5 stars for Botero.
This painting shows the gates of heavens. On the top, we see the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus. She is stepping over the head of the snake. Bellow her, to the left, we see Mother Teresa. Parallel to her, we see a Conquistador. All around, we see spirits going toward the heavens. This cute painting deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting goes with the Gates of Heaven. It shows a stark contrast with those gates. All the figures are going to hell. The corner images are Pestilence and Old Age. In the center, we see Sin. It is cute how the grave she is standing over has Hitler inside. This creepy hell scene by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting focuses on the Head of Christ. He is showing the viewer all of his wounds. Even today, he is suffering for our sins. This Botero painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this cute painting, we see a parody of a Maria Antoinette painting. She is playing around in her garden. Her Botero version is pretty silly. 5 stars worthy.
This Menina parody focuses on the princess. Needless to say, she is not a Menina or a lady in waiting. In any case, the princess chubby form came out very cute. It deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see the Mona Lisa painted in Botero style. She looks just like the original...more or less. Truly, this work of art looks very silly painted in this style. She deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a still life of oranges. The oranges are painted Botero style. It is a bummer how you make oranges look fat. The way they are arranged is very similar to the still life paintings of Paul Cezanne. This little number deserves 5 stars rating.
This cute painting shows a parody of Van Gogh's sunflowers. Somehow, Botero managed to make the flowers look fat. It is a real bummer about a lot of things. In any case, this lovely painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating.
This is an updated version of the Via Crusis. Via Crusis means the road of the cross. It is the section of the passion's story that focuses on Jesus carrying his cross. Behind him, a Colombian government official is whipping him. Behind that official, we see an open door. A Colombian lady is crying because she feels bad for Jesus. In any case, this lovely painting deserves 5 stars rating.
Here is the last Botero painting worth reviewing. A demon is kidnapping a Colombian maiden. He is now hovering over the city. It is a very freaky painting. This last cute painting by Botero deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked this last Botero review.
William Blake was a famous painter and poet... He become famous very late in his life. Most of the time, his artwork was ignored. He was a proponent of the Romanticism ideals. He was disenchanted with the Enlightenment Era. He thought that science took away from the world its magic and its spirit. As such, he painted works with a Romantic sentiment. For him, God was human's creative spirit.
He truly did embody the Romantic spirit. He died while working on his Dante's Inferno illustrations series. His last piece of work was a portrait of his wife. He wanted to immortalize her because she had been an angel to him in his final moments. He died when he finished the portrait of his wife. The pity is that since he hated materialism he died poor.
The first piece is a sketch for one of Blake's poetry books. He used to accompany his work with his poems. Anyhow, this illustration shows a pure man trying to run away from us. Our impurity frightens him, therefore he flees. The way he is drawn is very expressionistic. It convey a very dark mood. In any case, this lovely illustration deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see William Blake's interpretation of the creation of Adam. Judging by the name he gave God, he must have been familiar with Jewish Kabbalist terminologies. It is interesting that even while Adam was being created, sin was coiling around him. As he is now, Adam is an empty shell of a man. In any case, this lovely illustration deserves 5 stars rating.
In this illustration, Christ has just risen to heaven. He is stretching his arms out as if he was still crucified. God, the Father, is hugging his returning son. The angels celebrate his arrival. This lovely William Blake illustration deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see the angels going up Jacob's Ladder. In the floor, we see Jacob having his mysterious dream. The entire scenery is really pretty. This lovely illustration based on the book of Genesis deserves 5 stars rating.
Above, we see a very elaborate vision of the Last Judgement. In the heavens, we see Jesus judging everyone. On the ground, we see people going to hell. Jesus is deciding who goes up or who goes down. This romanticism illustrations by Blake deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see God parting the darkness. At first, there was darkness. Then, he said, "Let there be light". As such, God appears over the heavens as the sun. You can also look at this painting in the Kabbalist sense. The main Sefirot, Keter is splitting into Hokman and Binah. From the Crown, Wisdom and Understanding enters the world. Truly, this illustration by William Blake deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting was an illustration made for Paradise Lost. In this scene, Jesus is casting off the rebel angels. They were in the midst of fighting the good angels. Jesus came out looking pretty cool. Truly, this illustration is 5 stars worthy.
In this painting, we see the ghost of a flea. It is a real bummer what possessed William Blake to paint such a thing. The scene is pretty odd. Here, we have a ghost flee dancing. One never imagines themselves being hunted by a ghost flea. Anyhow, this odd thing deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a bunch of dead people. Hovering over them is Time. No one can escape his influence. Beside him, we see a very depressed man. He has a knife in his hand. This shows that he is Blake's grim reaper. As such, he is looking very grim in the face of death. Anyhow, this illustration deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting we see this infamous parable. The wise Virgins waited prepared for their grooms and were rewarded. The unwise were excluded from the marriage feast for not being prepared. This parable stands for Judgement Day. You must always be prepared for Judgment Day. It may come in any second. Above the maidens, we see an angel playing a trumpet. In any case, this William Blake painting deserves 5 stars rating.
Above, we see the last Blake painting. This shows a scene from the Apocalypse. Here, the seven headed dragon is attacking the maiden cloaked with stars. Both do look very creepy. In any case, this lovely painting deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked this William Blake review.
Today, I wanted to review some lovely paintings by Ingres. Ingres was a French Neoclassical painter. He was mostly known for his historical paintings. However, the thing that made him really famous in his prosperity where his portraits. Art historian believed that his portraits were his best works. Anyhow, since he was an academic painter, he hated Romanticism. He did not get along with Delacroix. Also, since he was an orthodox painter he made a lot of money. He died filthy rich at the age of 82. He lived a good life, that is for certain.
Now, let us review Ingres paintings. In this painting, we see the Death of Da Vinci. His family and friends are seeing him. Even the king is weeping over the death of Da Vinci. It is a really depressing scenery. We all weep for the death of a genius. This lovely historical paining by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see Francesca and Paolo. Both were caught red handed while cheating. Francesca's husband is about to kill both of them. He is in the middle of releasing his sword. This tragic romance deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a cute portrait of a Countess. She is wearing a blue dress. Based on her pose, Ingres implies that she is a smart maiden. The reflection in the mirror works pretty well. In any case, this lovely portrait by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a maiden in a colorful dress. In her hand, we see a fan that goes with her dress. The way she has her hand to her face makes her look smart. In the background, we see the maiden's reflection. In any case, this lovely portrait by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see Napoleon sitting on his throne. Since this is a royal commissioned, Ingres did much to aggrandize his figure. The carpet has the eagle, the symbol of Zeus. In one hand, he has the staff of power and religion. Together, it shows that it was God's will for Napoleon to become emperor. His laurel crown alludes to the Roman Empire. The odd black specks in his cloak is the symbol of his household. This portrait by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a self portrait of Ingres. This was an early portrait. Here Ingres painted himself sketching. He has the air of a serious young man. This cute painting of Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see the Saint about to be beheaded. He was punished for refusing to adore the Goddess Cybele. He even went as far as to ask for tools to destroy the statue. In any case, an angry mob is there to slay him. Above the wall, his mother is crying over him. This depressing religious painting by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a painting of a mass in the Sistine Chapel. The scenery in there is pretty amassing. It shows you how they used to hold business the in the old days. In any case, his lovely painting by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked this short Ingres art review.
This is the last Ingres review. In the first painting, we see a scene from the Iliad. In this moment, the Greek's ships are being burnt up. The ambassadors are asking Achilles to help them fight. Achilles seems worried. However, he will not yield just yet. Beside him, we see his beloved Patruclus. The scenery is pretty realistic. Truly, this lovely Greek painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a shy bather. The scenery appears to be the middle of the forest. This painting is all about female beauty. There is nothing else to it. In any case, this Ingres painting deserves 5 stars rating.
Above, we see a scene from the Iliad. Here, Achille's mother, Thetis, is asking Zeus for a favor. She wants the Greeks to lose while Achilles refuses to fight. He is looking stern, like a king. Behind her, we see Hera glaring at Thetis. Beside Zeus, we see his eagle. This lovely Greek painting by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting focuses on a pretty moor lady. This type of reclining figure was pretty popular among academic painters. Titian made such figures pretty famous. Drawing inspiration from Titian, here we have this lady. She is listening to the music being played by her slave. The moor scenery is pretty neat. In any case, this lovely painting by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, the African Knight Roger is rescuing Angelica. Angelica was offered up as a sacrifice to a dragon. To keep her safe during the battle, Roger gave her a ring of invisibility. On the meantime, he is busy killing the dragon while ridding his Griffin. This cool painting about the Epic Poem Orlando Furioso deserves 5 stars rating.
Ossian is the main character of a series of epic poems. In this scene, the bard is dreaming. He is seeing all the ghosts of all the fallen heroes. The scenery is pretty odd and creepy. This painting by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see Ingres' famous Odalisque. She is looking back at the viewer while playing with her fan. She stands for what Ingres considers ideal beauty. The entire light falls on this maiden. This lovely painting by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see the source of the water. From this maiden sprouts and entire river. Her pose is very pretty. She also appears to be standing on water. A lot of fountains feature maidens with basins. As such, here we have this cutie. Truly, she deserves 5 stars rating.
Above, we see a Turkish Bath. Nothing else needs to be said. This lovely painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, a King is doing his vows before the Virgin Mary. It was a pretty common ritual back them. Two cherubs are holding up a sign for him to read. It looks cool how the angels are parting the curtains. They are revealing the heavenly world. In any case, this lovely painting by Ingres deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see Venus surrounded by cherubs. One is offering her a mirror. Her pose is very similar to the Source Painting. This cute Venus painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see the Virgin Mary. She has her hand to her heart. This last featured painting deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked this Ingres review.
Recently, I got around to reviewing the Black Swan movie. I need not tell you that it is a 5 stars worthy movie. I first went to see it in the theater. The resolution was pretty great. When I first saw it, I found the camera pretty odd. It focused a bit too much on Natalie Portman's face. Eventually, I got used to the main character oriented camera.
Anyhow, this movie is about a cute ballerina named Nina. Since she was a little girl, her mother has been making her take ballet lessons. In a way, her mother was living through her. Thus, she puts a lot of pressure on her girl. Early on, the mother alludes to Nina's insanity. At a certain point of her life, Nina had a nervous breakdown. She used to scratch her back obsessively.
Now, that she is the Swan Queen Nina's bad habit is returning. Her rival Lily, played by Mina Kunis is ought to get her. She has been undermining Nina since she arrived. She made her first appearance early in the movie. She interrupted Nina during her audition for the swan queen. That day, for some odd reason, the boss wanted to have both the Black Swan and the Swan Queen played by the same girl.
Anyhow, between Lily and her boss, Nina is quickly driven insane. The rest of the movie focuses on all the aberrations of Nina's insane mind. As the opening night comes closer, Nina imagines herself becoming the black swan. The Black Swan was the persona she had most problems interpreting. The Black Swan was better embodied by Lily's dark coquettish personality.
I like the part in the film were they showed us that Nina's insanity ran in the family. Her mother had the bad habit of painting images of her own daughter. She took the whole living through your kid, to new extremes. She was a real crazy mother. Aside from the characters, I liked the Swan Lake performance a lot.
Natalie Portman acted well the dance scenes. From what I heard, she had taken ballet dances as a child. Thus, she had a pretty good idea how the whole ballet thing went. The last thing worth mentioning are the costumes. Portman looked very pretty dressed in her black swan outfit. Truly, the Black Swan movie is a 5 stars worthy film. I recommend it to all who like ballet or the acting of Natalie Portman.
Today, I wanted to review another one of Peocock's fashion books. This one focuses on western fashion. It starts with ancient Egypt. He chose to start with Egypt because the Europeans are fascinated with Egypt. Many consider the Egyptians Europeans... for some reason or other. In any case, most European history books start with Egypt and Mesopotamia. As such, Peocock started his fashion book in the same fashion.
Anyhow, each chapter shows you some sample drawings. Most of them focus on the fashion of the Kings and the nobles. Then again, until the 1800s the lower classes only had one outfit. You could recognize them based on their shabby clothing. As such, Peocock only needed one figure for the fashion of the poor. After the 1800s, clothing became cheaper.
The industrial revolution allowed for the fashion of today to come into being. Now, fashion artists could make clothing for both the rich and the poor alike. Anyhow, the last chapter focuses on fashion from the 1900s to 1980s. I do not know why Peocock always stops in the 80s. It must be because he hates fashion beyond the 20th century.
Aside from dresses, this book has a section that tells you about the fabrics. I never did get how that was useful. Still, I found the descriptions of the attires very useful. Think about it, with their proper names you can work with each piece of clothing independently. For creating new fashion, the descriptions were very useful. Truly, this fashionable book of Peocock deserves 5 stars rating.
Two days ago, I watched the Man of Steel with my brother. The movie was just what you would expect of a Super Man movie. It had a lot of action and building crushing. Its a bummer that nobody died in the buildings that Super Man crashed into while fighting Zod. I think it is best that I start with the beginning. Anyone, who is anyone knows Super Man. Therefore, he was being resold and repackaged to people who knew his story inside and out.
The thing that first called my attention was planet Krypton's technology. If I remember correctly, Krypton excelled in crystal manipulations. Their tech was just regular sci fi mambo jumbo. Putting that aside, the flashy nano PC was pretty interesting. Early on, the movie shows you a bit of the life of Krypton before its destruction. Their society was identical to the Hindu society.
Everyone was genetically engineered into the caste that they belonged to. Anyhow, Super Man or Kal El was the first natural born baby. As such, he was born with the freedom to choose his own fate. Knowing that the planet was about to be destroyed, his father stole the entire genetic code of their race and implanted them on his son. The entire code was being drawn from the skull of a dead guy. In a way, it was the Adam of their race.
Like we all know, he sent Super Man to planet Earth. The rest of the movie is history. I do not wish to spoil the ending, or the middle. I will only mention a few things that called my attention. The first was Super Man's childhood flashbacks. Every kid superman had or did not have a broken chin. It came on and off from time to time. The pity is that you are born with a broken chin. You do not develop one as you grown up.
Another thing that I found rather odd was the continuity issues that turned up in the second half of the movie. Suddenly, everyone knew of the planet Krypton. I thought it was hilarious an interesting note about the rebels friends of Zod. They had a chick among their crew. Instead of repopulating their race, the old fashion way they decided to travel to earth to kidnapped Super Man. Well, Zod did repudiate natural relationships. It still gave me a lot of food for thought. After all, desperate times call for desperate measures.
The last thing that I like was the cute scene when lil Clark Kent was having a hard time with his powers. Thanks to his adopted mother, he was able to control his powers. One final thought... Super Man is an all American Hero. He was a political refugee that immigrated illegally to our planet. Since he grew up in Kansas he naturally was all American, culturally.
Using his powers, he made himself and everyone around him a better person. In a way, he represents all illegal american children who immigrated to this country, when they were small. Its a bummer how the humans tried to deported him back to his home world. Humans are very evil, when they feel threatened. In a way, this alludes to what is happening to those poor illegal immigrant children. They grew up here and now are being sent back to their country. On this sad note, I end this great Man of Steel review. It deserves 5 stars rating.
A week ago, I bought the Assassin's Creed III game. As a rule of thumb, whenever I buy a series game I start with the last. I have bad experiences with legacy games. For a long time, I have been reluctant to buy the game. I did know that it was pretty popular. However, I thought it was simply a silly game about killing people during historical time. When I got the game I thought it would begin in the US or something. However, I was shocked by the whole Animus system or whatever.
The whole gloom and doom of the game gave you a sense of purpose. You where killing, but it was for the good of the world. It sorta justified the Assassin's way of life. Then again, the game is about what the assassin's believe in. From what I heard, the Assassin of the third part is the one least like in the internet, for some reason. It must be because Connor is a half breed. Plus, the whole patricide thing does not suit well. Then again, Haythem did abandon him and his native wife.
When I first started playing in the historical world, I thought that Haythem was an Assassin. Only when he indoctrinated his new member, I was able to see that he was an evil Templar. I gathered as much that the Templars want to rule the world. Plus, they are not doing much to save it. Then again, the way that the Juno planned to save Earth did not make any sense. I mean, how do you wish away a calamity?
Anyhow, I wish to focus on the beginning. Like you all know, we start out with Haythem. The first kill mission was at a British Opera. It was really hard for me, because I had never played the game. The climbing was pretty peachy. However, the whole picking locks things took quite a bit of time. The getting away part was also pretty stressful.
From London, Haythem went to the US colony in Boston. The ship trek was real annoying, specially with the coup. Somehow, I managed not to get the captain killed. As soon as I landed, I started interacting with the city. After visiting the Inn, I went to the shops. I robbed enough money to buy Haythem a new sword. I went way out of my way to give him the best weapon out there. It was a real bummer how I made powerful the final boss.
Fighting wise, I got used to killing pretty early. With Haythem, I killed 111 before switching to Connor. I used to try to fight a large number of British soldiers. You know, for practice purposes. The underground tunnel mission was pretty cool. I managed to discover all the exit. The thing I found most annoying where the Almanac pages. It was pretty hard to get them.
Silly wise, my poor Haythem got a gaming problem as soon as he arrived. I got into playing the mini games and lost all the money that I had. Since then, I have avoided those silly board games. Sure, you could kill a lot of time. However, I rarely won in those games.
Haythem's missions were pretty cool. I grew to like him a lot. The whole cutesy romance with the Native chick was really cute. It was a bummer how she jumped around in the trees. Connor's childhood was real depressing. Frankly, I though it was really cool when he turned into an eagle. The pity was that the mission required you not to bump into anything. I did pretty well for most of the flight. Around the end, I literary ate the bark off all the trees in the forest.
It was interesting how little by little they gave you a tutorial of the game. The game really got started when I got the fancy Assassin's suit. Connor's Yoda was pretty depressing. It was really sad how he changed Connor's name. He said it was better to be taken as a Spaniard, than as a Native. Overall, the game was pretty realistic with the racism.
Lets see, another thing that I liked were the ship battles. In the first one, I died twice. I could hardly handle the British Warship. As the saying goes, the third time was the charm. I also started doing the treasure hunting missions. You know, the silly peg leg missions. Things got easier after I bought all the upgrades for the ship.
Story line wise, I got as far as the Boston Tea Party. Most of the time, I spent it doing the side quests. Recently, my brother finished doing the hunting missions for me. I am not a very good hunter... nor a very effective Assassin. I am quick and efficient. In the mission about the drafted boys, I finished it very quickly. In the internet, I have seen videos of people that spend an eternity to get to the guy.
I simple rushed to him and pushed him off the first floor. It triggered the drowning glitch, which caused him to die. The mission was over in a flash. I am of the belief that the faster you kill the main target, the less casualties you can avoid. Another hard mission was when I killed the guy that was trying to sell the lands of my people. He tried to escape, but I ignored the others. I chased after him and got him with the Stinger. I chocked him just before a British guy sneaked up from behind.
Killing wise, I liked the liberation fort missions a lot. Ideally, I was supposed to do them with my allies. I took care of them beforehand. The first fort mission was really hard. The others got progressively easier, with experience. I usually blew up the powder reserves first. The noise would attract the main target. I would then lure him by whistling like a fool. The hardest part was lowering the flag. After much killing, I would create a clearing that allowed me to take the fort for the Patriots.
The trick was sneaking in. All forts had a weakness in their fortification. Some would have a back doors. Others had a weak sea entrance. Others, I entered by climbing trees. It is a bummer how the internet people play. So overcautious... I am amassed that I am still alive. Due to my recklessness, I get into battles often. From all the times that I have fought in the game, I have only died trice... Once was at the Boston Tea party. The other time was during a fort raid. In another time, I got mauled by a bear while learning how to haunt.
The other times that I have died was due to falling from great heights. I could never find the haystack on time. At other times, the water was shallower than expected. The last thing I wish to mention is the economy. Recently, I figured out how to work with it. The fur trade is making me rich. I still have a lot of things to discover about the game. So far, I am licking it. The world map is huge, just how a I like it. I did find a few bugs like the old man standing on an invisible cane. He also multiplied a few times at night. In any case, the Assassin's Creed III game is worth 5 stars rating. When the new one comes out, I am so totally buying it!!
Today, I wanted to review the work of Corradini. He was a sculptor who specialized in veiled marble. It was an artifice that made marble appear transparent. Like any regular sculptor he did a lot of commissioned works. However, his veiled sculptures won his place in eternity. The first sculpture features a veiled Christ. He came out looking pretty realistic. In any case, this cute sculpture deserves 5 stars rating.
Here we have another sculpted cutie. She is dressed like a Greek maiden. The veins of the marble makes it seem like the girl has veins. It is a pity that two of her toes fell off. Truly, this Corradini sculpture deserves 5 stars rating.
This is a sculpture about modesty. The irony is that this well dressed lady still looks immodest because of the transparency of her dress. She looks cool ripping off a sign. This original sculpture of Modesty deserves 5 stars rating.
This sculpture features Rebecca. She was the wife of Isaac. She is veiled with a basin. It was part of the marriage ritual of the ancient Isrealites. This cute little bride of Corradini deserves 5 stars rating.
Above is a bust of a veiled lady. The way she is averting her gaze is really pretty. The patterns in her dress are very pretty. This darling by Corradini deserves 5 stars rating.
Here is the last featured sculpture. The maiden seems to be waking up. It is pretty cool this final veiled effect. This last cutie by Corradini deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked these featured sculptures.
Today, I wanted to review a few of the paintings by Gericault. Gericault was a romanticism painter. He lived during a very turbulent period. He lived through the French Revolution, Napoleon's Empire and what followed. He worried much about what had become of France when the crown returned. He did a lot of lithographs critiquing the burgeons tendencies of the new crown. They were so worried about amassing wealth that they forgot about the lower castes. After his long career, he fell from his high horse and died.
Anyhow, the first painting is about the flood. The storm is painted in the romanticism style. It does great emphasis on the power of nature. Humans are powerless in the face of its powers. These people are doomed. In any case, this lovely scenery of Gericault deserves 5 stars rating.
This is a very cool landscape. Though it is painted in romanticism style, it has traits of realism. The horses are really realistic. It shows you the harsh rural life. Those horses bear a terrible burden. Like their owners, they will break their backs and only to die in this harsh terrain. Never will they be able to escape this cycle of poverty. This grim message of Gericault deserves 5 stars rating.
This is the second version of the Medusa painting. Here the castaways are signalling to a ship. After drifting in the sea for weeks they were finally saved. Here is how the story went. The captain of the Medusa was changed for one of the king's favorites. One day there was a storm and he escaped with the only lifeboat. He doomed his crew to perish. To survive, the crewmen made a raft from the remnants of their ship. They wondered for days. Eventually, they ran out of supplies. To survive, they resulted to cannibalism. They ate the dead. When they were finally rescued they brought back the tales of their voyage. They blamed their suffering on the ineptitude of their captain. These stories inspired many painters who immortalized those horrible tales in paintings. As such, here we have this lovely painting by Gericault. Truly, this painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see three human skulls. The sun is rising on the background. This romantic reminder of death deserves 5 stars rating.
This is the last featured painting. Gericault liked to depict scenes of battles a lot. This is one of such scenes. Here Cuirassier is fleeing from the battlefield. It is cool how crazy his horse looks. For a background, we see the sun rising. The low perspective is a takeaway from Rubens. Gericault was a big fan of that painter. As such, he tried to copy his style a lot. Truly, this lovely painting by Gericault deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked this featured paintings a lot.
Loutherbourg was a famous French painter. He was born in Britain, however he spent most of his time in France. As such, he is considered a French painter. Anyhow, he was known for his elaborate paintings. He also designed sets for the opera. When he was not painting he read books on faith healing and the occult. Yep, he had true romanticism interests.
The first painting features a fight in the Nile. Loutherbourg liked to illustrate a lot of battles. This one is one such battles. In the foreground, we see some navy officers. Some are in rafts, others are in boats. In the background, we see an epic ship battle. One has just exploded. In any case, this romanticism painting deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting is about a rainbow. The people here are just there for show. It is a regular landscape painting. The cloudy sky came out looking petty realistic. This landscape by Loutherbourg deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting is about an Avalanche. The humans are frightened by the accident. They look puny in the face of this natural disaste. The accident is pretty realistic. This cool landscape deserves 5 stars rating.
This is a pretty cool painting. A thunderbolt has struck a nearby tree. Like before, mankind appears powerless before nature. This frightening tunderstorm deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting is pretty cool. It is taken from a scene from Paradise Lost. Here the Archangel is binding Satan to hell. He is using the keys of heaven to bind the demon. The angel is dressed like a Roman legionnaire. In any case, this painting deserves 5 stars rating.
Above, we see another ship battle. It is very similar in kind to the first painting. The scenery is pretty realistic. 5 stars rating for Loutherbourg.
This painting is about the white horse. According to legend, most epic heroes are ridding white horses. As such, here we see the guy ridding a white horse. In any case, this painting deserves 5 stars rating.
Here we have the last painting. It focuses on this ill fated couple in the middle of a flood. The father is in the middle of crying. The mother has just about lost all hope. As for the baby, he seems to be a bit confused. This depressing landscape by Loutherbourg deserves 5 stars rating.
John Collier was a famous painter and writer. He was a Pre- Raphealite painter. The Pre- Raphalites where a group of painters who were interested in the words of the painters before Raphael. They hated the Greek classicism. They miss the days when paintings had spiritual value. As such, they tended to avoid Greek themes like the plague. If they did paint Greek subjects there were surrounded by religious overtones. It is not that they were into Catholicism per say. Rather, they wanted its spiritual values. He worried much about Superstition. He liked spirituality, but feared the superstition that followed.
I think that is enough info on the guy. Now let us review Collier's lovely paintings. The first artwork shows Eve running away. Judging by her expression, she has just eaten the fruit of knowledge. The garden is pretty realistic. This lovely painting by Collier deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting is about an Opera. The Opera is about those who visit the mountain of Venus. Here this knight has ran into her realm. Venus has above her some flowers. They each have a certain power relating to herself. Some grant love, others take it. Beside Venus, we see one of her attendants. Behind her, we see her doves, that are her symbol. This painting celebrates spiritual love. Truly, it deserves 5 stars rating.
Aside from spirituality, the Pre Raphealites liked Medieval legends. In this legend, we see Lady Godiva ridding on her white horse. She felt bad for the citizens being overtaxed by her husband. She asked her husband to ease up on the pheasants. He said he would do as she asked if she rode through town completely in the nude. She issued a proclamation commanding all pheasants to stay indoors. However, a man named Tom drilled a hole in his house in order to see the lady pass. From him comes the saying, "Peeping Tom". In one legend, he was struck blind. In another tale, he died for looking at Godiva. Well, that is the story behind this painting. This cute painting by Collier deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see Lilith. She was the first wife of Adam. It is said that she sent the snake to speak to Eve. Since her divorce, she has dedicated her life to destroying the children of Adam. Yeah, we all know about horrible ex girlfriends! In any case, this Kabalistic cutie deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a maiden playing near the river. The maiden herself is very pretty. It is cute how she is looking at a butterfly. This cute painting about the spirituality of nature deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting is more oriental. It focuses on oriental beauty set in ancient times. As such, we get to admire the handmaidens of the Pharaoh. As the saying goes, it is good to be king. In any case, these maidens by John Collier deserves 5 stars rating.
Above, we see a seer. She is smelling the fumes in order to have a vision of the future. In our modern days, we would say that she is simply hallucinating. However, if the oracles lacked accuracy, then they would not have kept prophesying for more than a 1000 years. In any case, this lovely spiritual painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see queen Guinevre on her way to meet king Arthur. She was brought from a distant land to be his wife. Her wedding dress is really pretty. She is really a true beauty queen. The focus on ornamentation is drawing from art Neouvou. Truly, this lovely painting by Collier deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting is about another Medieval legend. Here we see Sleeping Beauty next to her handmaidens. They all look so serene together. A vine has broken through the window. This is a clear sign that these maidens have been sleeping for a very long time. The entire scenery is filled with ornamentation. Finally, decorative art has gained its just place in the art world. In any case, this medieval themed painting by Collier deserves 5 stars rating.
Above, we see a very cute genre scene. This dancer is trying hard not to crush the eggs, She is dancing on pure instinct. The carpet has lovely ornamentation. This lovely genre scene deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting has some impressionism themes. This one is about detachment. This gentleman may be surrounded by cuties. However, he has a troubled, detached expression. None of these cuties are the maiden he wants. This depressing painting by John Collier deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a priestess of Bacchus. She is looking very serious for being dead drunk. It so happens that maidens who worship Bacchus are driven mad. This was Bacchus gift to the women and punishment to the men who denied his mother. In any case, this lovely painting deserves 5 stars rating.
This last painting is very adorable. A mermaid has ran into a little girl. The scene is very cute, like taken from a child's story. In any case, this sweet painting deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked these featured paintings a lot.
This is a painting that we are all familiar with. This is Ulysses listening to the song of the Sirens. The three sirens in the foreground do look really pretty. This lovely painting by Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
Like we all know, Greeks explained everything with mythology. As such, here we see Apollo with the Morning Star. They make a cute couple. This little number deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see Calypso. Like most odd Greek maidens, she has her own island. One day, she was bathing when Circe cursed her. Now she shows up like a whirlpool pool monster. In this painting, she is about to enter the water. The scenery is really pretty. This painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see the Clyties of the Mist. They were nymphs, daughters of the Ocean Titan. They were in love with the Titan Helios. However, their love was unrequited. At best, they could only bathe in his glory. This lovely painting by Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
I keep forgetting that Lamia is not Greek! Oh, well. Like we all know, she was a snake that turned into a hot chick. Here we see her sitting down. It is cute how part of her dress looks like snake skin. Her face has a bit of a snake look about it. Regardless, she is very pretty. This maiden of Herbert James Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see Icarus. He was the son of the great inventor, Daedalus. In the old days, Daedalus was the name given to something that was well made. The story of Icarus was later added. Daedalus went from a mark to a person. Anyhow, most of this painting is filled by Icarus' burnt wings. The maidens around him feel very sorry for him. Truly, this lovely painting by Herbert James Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
In painting, we see a scene from the Odyssey. Once again, Poseidon is angry. He is going way out of his way to sink that ship. This painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see the rosy Dawn. She is briefly showing herself before the sunrise. Her violet dress is very pretty. This darling deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see Venus making a pearl necklace. Some of her servants are fishing for more pearls. The maidens are very pretty. This lovely Greek painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a water nymph. She is sitting on on the water. Her expression is very pretty. The scenery is quite realistic. This painting deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, the gods are descending upon the nymphs. Both are there to inspire mankind. This painting is rather pretty. It deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked these featured paintings.
I have already spoken much on Draper. The first painting shows the fishermen's rare catch. The sea maiden is very pretty. She is afraid of the leering fishermen. I know of no worse fate than being a fish out of water. In any case, this lovely painting by Herbert James Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
This cute painting features a Bather by the sea. She is trying out the water with her feet. This cutie by Herbert James Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a sea maiden. She has a skirt of seaweed. She has found a baby inside a seashell. The baby looks very sweet. This beautiful maiden by Herbert James Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting is about the Summer Seas. Here two maidens are enjoying the seas. The scenery is pretty realistic. It deserves 5 stars rating.
Here is another pretty sea painting. A fish girl is chasing after some flying fishes. She seems to be having a lot of fun. This realistic painting by Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting is about the music of the sea. These mermaids are hearing the music played by that poet. Judging their expression, the guy must be playing some good music. This painting appeals to the sense of sight, hearing and touch. Truly, it deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, a spirit of the fountain has appeared before this traveler. He came there to drink some water. Behind him, an old guy who looks like a wizard is reading a scroll. Apparently, he has already seen the Spirit. This lovely painting by Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, a sea maiden has found a little boy. Both are playing by the sea. Their seaweed dress is very adorable. This candid painting by Herbert James Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a maiden looking at something. From what I heard, the Kelpie was a water horse from Celtic lore. Apparently, she is looking at a water horse. All that matters is that this nature scenery is pretty realistic. Truly, this painting by Draper deserves 5 stars rating.
Here is another sea maiden. This one is ridding a dolphin. From what I heard, this painting sold pretty well. The maiden herself is very pretty. She seems to be enjoying life in the sea. Truly, it deserves 5 stars rating.
In this painting, we see a some maidens dancing in the forest. One of the boys is watching the maidens dancing. It is a very lovely scenery. 5 stars worthy.
In this painting, Isolde has just drank the love potion. She is starting to feel its effects. Soon, she will fall in love with Tristan. She truly does look extremely pretty. The scenery is pretty realistic. This romantic painting deserves 5 stars rating. I hope that you liked these featured paintings.