art history is not art


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Contemporary Art Week!

Leo and Diane Dillon

Various Illustrations

Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.

There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.

I love these two and their son, who often makes frames that go around their art before it is photographed for their books! My favorite books are probably Pish, Posh Said Hieronymous Bosch and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. They also did a lovely bunch of covers for Madeline L’Engle’s work. :)

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photos by marc adamus along the west coast of north america, from california and washington state up to british columbia and alaska.

I knew some of this had to be from California when I saw the picture of the oak and the calla lilies. I remember so many of those beautiful oaks from all around California.

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Amazing merman sculpture by artist Cameron Stalheim (photos are from his site and belong to him, not me).  Media is Plastic, Foam, Steel, & Acrylic.  If the merman looks familiar to you, it’s because the artist created the mold from the gorgeous gay porn star/artist Colby Keller.  Freakin’ gorgeous!!

I want one in my living room, stat.

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