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Apr

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Richard Teschner’s Puppets 

Richard Teschner (1879, Bohemia—1948, Vienna) made prints and illustrated books in turn-of-the-century Prague, hanging out with writers like Meyrink and Paul Leppin and exhibiting withHugo Steiner-Prag.

He finally settled in Vienna and devoted himself to the puppet theater. Brittanica says he “developed the artistic potentialities of the Javanese rod puppet for western puppet theatre.” I’ll keep digging! (For instance, someone needs to comb through this archive of his puppets.) [update: some photos of Teschner’s puppets here.]

Via 50 Watts

22

Apr

uispeccoll:

uispeccoll:

Miniature…Tuesday!  (Didn’t quite finish these gifs yesterday for Miniature Monday.)

Advice from Polonius rendered as a miniature artist’s book and stored in a mini Globe Theater.

Hamlet. Act I. Scene III. Polonius’ P’s & Q’s / by Wm. Shakespeare ; as presented by Poole Press, 2002 ; [designed and produced by Maryline P. Adams]  Berkeley, Calif. : Poole Press, c2002.

Stop by and see, it’s in the Smith Miniatures Collection  PR2807.A3  P6 2002.

This post was referenced and this book was shown in our Live Stream today.  Missed the Live Stream?  You can still watch the “archived” video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVceEwlIFJs 

21

Apr

chrumblr:

Miriam Elia has written a children’s book that satirizes contemporary art titled “We Go to the Gallery”. The look of her book is illustrated in the style of the old Penguin “Ladybird” books, which were popular in Britain from the 40’s to 70’s. Follow Mummy, Peter and Jane as they learn about nihilism, death and sex.

20

Apr

Easter Greetings!

Easter Greetings!

tentacles-and-stardust:

drquinzel:

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Ksenia Tolmacheva's fairy tale photography

It’s no secret that Russia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful women, and photographer Ksenia Tolmacheva wanted to stand out among the many photographers in Moscow who take photos of models and brides at weddings, so this year she took on an ambitious photo project to portray a world of magic and fairy tales in order to promote her work. Her web site is: http://www.muza.pro

I WANNA DO A SHOOT LIKE THIS

THIS is the type of photography/shoots I want to work towards doing *__*

(Source: asylum-art)

steampunktendencies:

Steampunk Eagle Owl made from cutlery, motorbike, and bicycle parts. Mounted on driftwood and forged steel branch. By Alan Williams

It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others - even my nearest and dearest - there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book.”

― Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books

19

Apr

books0977:

Reading. Yelena Bryksenkova.
Bryksenkova was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, raised in Northeast Ohio, and educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the Academy of Applied and Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, receiving her BFA in illustration in 2010.

books0977:

Reading. Yelena Bryksenkova.

Bryksenkova was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, raised in Northeast Ohio, and educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the Academy of Applied and Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, receiving her BFA in illustration in 2010.