Tag: art

“The Addams Family Secret”

Paul Karasik writes about a painting Charles Addams painted for a beachside hotel bar, which ended up in a university library. “In 1952, Charles Addams, at the height of his skills as a cartoonist, painted a lush, monochromatic mural on canvas for a bar at the Dune Deck, […]

“That Serbian Book in Santa Clarita Diet”

Brandon Hawks considers the fictional Sixteenth Century Serbian book that puts the Santa Clarita Diet‘s zombie disease in historical context. (And he teaches everyone more about mixed media manuscript-print books). “While the book is a plot device, pointing to the mysteries of the disease’s origins centuries before, its […]

Medieval beasts are transformed into piñatas!

Roberto Benavidez transforms beasts from Medieval illuminated manuscripts–in particular the Luttrell Psalter–into sweet, sweet piñatas. So many cool critters in this gallery! “’I have always admired and gravitated towards old painting techniques,’ Benavidez says of his piñatas. ‘The oddness of the creatures and people, the odd perspective—they were […]