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Vegetation and Hybrid Figures Entwine in Winnie Truong’s Mythical Collaged Drawings

 Art #collage #drawing #hair #paper #plants June 10, 2022 Grace Ebert “Mothercraft” (2022), drawing and cut paper collage on panel, 20 x 16 inches. All images © Winnie Truong, courtesy of VIVIANEART, shared with permission Canadian artist Winnie Truong recontextualizes the sleek, piecey qualities of human hair in her cut-paper collages. Constructed in layers …

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An Exhibition Unearths Rare Production Drawings from the Futuristic Neo Tokyo of the Anime Classic ‘Akira’

 Animation History Illustration #anime #architecture #drawing #film #science fiction June 9, 2022 Grace Ebert Akira, cut #1, Final production background detail, Toshiharu Mizutani, poster color on paper, 93 x 53 centimeters. All photos from AKIRA (Movie), based on the graphic novel AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo. First published by Young Magazine, Kodansha Ltd. © MASH …

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Five Prehistoric Cave Drawings Uncovered in Alabama Are the Largest Discovered in North America

 Art History #Alabama #archaeology #cave art #drawing May 13, 2022 Grace Ebert Anthropomorph in regalia, with a rayed circle in the midsection, 0.93 meters tall. All images courtesy of Jan F. Simek, Stephen Alvarez, and Alan Cressler in Antiquity Hidden in a narrow cavern extending less than two feet from floor to ceiling, five …

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In ‘King Pleasure,’ Family Stories and Personal Artifacts Illuminate Basquiat’s Life and Work

 Art #art history #drawing #exhibition #painting April 11, 2022 Grace Ebert All images by Ivane Katamashvili, shared with permission An expansive exhibition sprawling through the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea offers an intimate and holistic glimpse at the life that inspired Jean-Michel Basquiat’s body of work. Opened Saturday, King Pleasure is curated by the artist’s …

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Architectural Drawings Detail the Spatial Dimensions and Unique Amenities of Japanese Hotel Rooms

 Illustration #architecture #drawing #hotels #watercolor March 25, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Kei Endo, shared with permission In preparing for her own design projects, Tokyo-based architect Kei Endo sketches elaborate diagrams of hotel rooms. The watercolor works depict overhead views of floor layouts, color schemes, lighting, and the details of special amenities from …

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Ritualistic ‘Moon Drawings’ by Yuge Zhou Etch Patterns in Snow and Sand

 Art #drawing #landscapes #performance #sand #snow #video February 10, 2022 Grace Ebert January 2021. All images © Yuge Zhou, shared with permission “In traditional Chinese culture, the moon is a carrier of human emotions,” writes artist Yuge Zhou. “The full moon symbolizes family reunion.” This belief grounds Zhou’s meditative series of landscape drawings that …

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Dig Into an Enormous Archive of Drawings Unveiling the Complex Root Systems of 1,180 Plants

 History Illustration Science #botany #drawing #plants #roots January 10, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Wageningen University & Research It’s generally understood that terrestrial plant life evolved from algae, one key to its successful adaptation being roots that sprawled underground to absorb important nutrients and water. Billions of years later, the fibrous networks …

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Wild Animals Occupy Suburban Nights in Nicholas Moegly’s Mysterious Illustrations

 Illustration #animals #drawing #light November 4, 2021 Grace Ebert “An Escape Plan.” All images © Nicholas Moegly, shared with permission In Nicholas Moegly’s shadow-laden illustrations, wild animals descend on backyards and unoccupied streets illuminated by artificial lights. The Cincinnati-based artist largely focuses on the quiet, mundane landscapes of Midwestern suburbia, although each of his …

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An Illustrated Children’s Book Is a Sensitive Retelling of a Timber Elephant’s Role in WWII

 Illustration #animals #books #children’s book #drawing #elephants November 1, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Flying Eye Books, shared with permission Meet Bandoola, an Asian timber elephant the British Army enlisted in WWII. Purchased as a calf, the lumbering creature was shipped to a teak plantation where he was forced to drag and …

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Phantom Clouds Descend from the Sky in Vorja Sánchez’s Illustrated Photos

 Illustration Photography #clouds #drawing #landscapes October 28, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Vorja Sánchez, shared with permission In Vorja Sánchez’s ghostly dreamworld, spectral creatures plunge from the sky with long, wispy appendages that grasp onto the landscape. The Barcelona-based artist and illustrator (previously) disrupts otherwise peaceful photos with the massive forms that haunt …

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