Illustrations of Aesop’s Fables through the ages (from Flavorwire). It’s fascinating how the same fables can be passed down through time and continue to teach the same lessons, but also be interpreted differently by society to fit different situations. These illustrations are a visual representation of those differences in interpretation - just as styles in art and illustration change over time, so does the way in which society approaches problems of morality and consequence.
Great blog that follows the representation of food in art throughout history - Megan Fizell blogs about works of art and matches each piece with a recipe that corresponds to it. It’s a fantastic idea, and she does a delicious job executing it. Enjoy!
Olympic fever. Drawing by Charis Tsevis.
These six photographs are by Jeronimo Fantini, as part of his “Two Halves” project. The collection consists of perfectly square images depicting two exact halves of a landscape. Of his images Fantini says “[they] invite you to lose your mind in infinity.” [from mashKULTURE]
Salvador Dalí’s 100 Illustrations of Dante’s The Divine Comedy / Inferno: Canto 31 The Hands of Antaeus
In 1957, the Italian government commissioned Dalí to paint a series of 100 watercolor illustrations of Danté’s Divine Comedy. Dalí was Spanish and not Italian, which enraged the Italian people to such an extent they demanded the project be stopped. To which Dalí said “go to hell” and finished the watercolors anyways.
“Fall All Leaves All Fall” (2009). Acrylic on Paper.
Ed Ruscha’s visual interpretation of Autumn. Since I viewed “Industrial Strength Sleep” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, I’ve been lightweight obsessed with Ruscha’s visual representations of familiar concepts. “Fall All Leaves All Fall” is one of my favorites because the anagram organization is so simple, and so perfect.