Impact in 3

My life is a crash landing.

“My heart needs the mountains like my body needs the water.”


art history meme; {2/9 paintings}

Dante et Virgile || William Bouguereau c. 1850

[Bouguereau] put forward an even larger painting inspired by Dante whose work was much loved by the Romantics and who captured all its dramatic beauty. This painting was inspired by a short scene from the Inferno, set in the eighth circle of Hell (the circle for falsifiers and counterfeiters), where Dante, accompanied by Virgil, watches a fight between two damned souls: Capocchio, a heretic and alchemist is attacked and bitten on the neck by Gianni Schicchi who had usurped the identity of a dead man in order to fraudulently claim his inheritance.
The critic and poet Théophile Gautier was very complimentary: “Gianni Schicchi throws himself at Capocchio, his rival, with a strange fury, and Monsieur Bouguereau depicts magnificently through muscles, nerves, tendons and teeth, the struggle between the two combatants. There is bitterness and strength in this canvas – strength, a rare quality!” {x}

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Original story art for: 2009 Sherlock Holmes film.

Lionel Wigram was producer for of the 2009 film and also created the original storyline. Wigram commissioned comic book and commercial artist John Watkiss to illustrate his version of Sherlock Holmes. Fourteen illustrations were created in total.

Despite numerous sources on the internet, Watkiss never created a comic book or graphic novel.

Interesting, I didn’t know about this [Kafers]


good weekend at home

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