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 […]
My Modern Met has a diagram by Lucy Bellwood describing the meanings of Western nautical tattoos. (See Bellwood’s “100 Demon Dialogues” here).
Artist Felice House uses images of women in classic Western paintings. “House had spent much of her career painting women in ways that clashed with media representations, so she decided to tackle the male-dominated Western genre. She put out a call for models and was quickly overwhelmed with […]
At Americana, Katrina Powers writes about the paintings in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960). “In the original 1960 trailer for Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock notifies us that the parlor of the Bates Motel was Norman Bates’ (Anthony Perkins) “favorite spot,” then suggests that we visit the parlor with him. Once […]
“Twenty years ago, the conceptual artist Mel Chin cold-called the offices of Melrose Place, Aaron Spelling’s wildly popular prime-time soap opera, with a proposition. What if a task force of artists supplied free artworks and props for the show’s apartment-complex set, with coded cultural messages on pressing topics […]