Nick Kapur has shared a series of pages from a Japanese illustrated history of America made in 1861, Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi by writer Kanagaki Robun and artist Utagawa Yoshitora. There are so many wonders. You should definitely click through. See the whole thing at the Waseda University Library site.
Open Culture has a lovely gallery of prints of Japanese firework designs. See hundreds of these prints online at via the Yokohama City Library. (Thanks, Todd!)
Check out this sweet gallery of José Posada’s calaveras!
The Guardian profiles filmmaker Agnès Varda. Nowadays, Varda is spending less time researching new ways of making cinema. Not because she hasn’t got the energy but because she believes she can do more groundbreaking work with art installations. In the end, she says, all art is about communication. […]
At Tell Forward, Shanth Enjeti shares a gallery of Moebius’ art for the fantasy film, Willow. “Moebius shows himself to be a master of understanding George Lucas’ influences for this film, which included Akira Kurosawa’s Noh influenced samurai films. His use of a Noh theater mask for the […]
Atlas Obscura looks at the world of the paintings made for display in hotel rooms and interview artist John Cerasulo. “’Dogs are huge, dogs wearing clothes always,’ Cerasulo says. Armed with the knowledge that people want to buy paintings of pups in sweaters, Cerasulo recently painted the ‘handsome […]