A hell of a lot of wax and bronze. Horned self-portraits of Jan Fabre in the sculpture series CHAPTERS I – XVIII
The “great and terrible” Belgian Maestro Jan Fabre won fame with provocative paintings, sculptures, installations and art performances. His work is so shocking that the degree of strangeness can compete with the works of the famous Damien Hirst, but this did not prevent them from showing off in the halls of the Louvre itself, opposite the immortal masterpieces of medieval painters and sculptors. Horns and hooves, bones, blood and internal organs, insects, crosses and tombstones, skeletons, death and other devils – this is a short list of the foundations on which the extraordinary creativity of Jan Fabre is based. Well, and a part of him, of course, – it is also in every, without exception, the work of the Belgian sculptor.
One of the most emotional works is a series of strange mystical sculptures called CHAPTERS I – XVIII. Carefully and carefully, with great love and tenderness, Jan Fabre cast realistic busts in wax and bronze… with his own portrait. Continue reading
The legendary Russian rock musician Edmund shklyarsky claimed that “the most ringing cry is silence, the brightest light is night”. Alessandro Cancian, a talented photographer from Toronto, recently presented a series of photos “Dark Venice”, in which the beautiful Italian city is plunged into darkness… it would Seem that you can distinguish? But no, in the absence of lights, it looks completely different.
We are so used to the flickering of hundreds of lights, to colorful storefronts and brightly lit streets, that we simply do not imagine what cities could look like without this artificial tinsel. In the dark, the smallest, barely noticeable details take on an almost mystical significance, and the luxurious architecture looks intriguing.
Photographer Alessandro Cancian managed to create an extraordinary series of works imbued with romance and mysticism. The city on the water immediately transformed, becoming the abode of angels and demons, dreams and fears, beauty and frightening unknown. Faint glimpses of light, shadows sprawled on deserted streets, statues that look like ghosts – riddles that curious viewers have yet to solve. Continue reading
The works of this Illustrator evoke mixed emotions – the viewer feels both emotion and anxiety. Invented by the artist, cute and strange creatures that walk in the company of people in a mysterious forest are several times taller than the average person and look very unusual.
The Argentine artist, who is hiding under the spectacular pseudonym K2man, has been creating amazing illustrations with images of incredible creatures for several years. In some of the most interesting works, the mystical characters invented by K2man interact freely with ordinary people. Continue reading
The works of this Illustrator evoke mixed emotions – the viewer feels both emotion and anxiety. Created by the artist, cute and strange creatures that walk in the company of people in a mysterious forest are several times taller than the average person and look very unusual
The Argentine artist, who is hiding under the spectacular pseudonym K2man, has been creating amazing illustrations with images of incredible creatures for several years. In some of the most interesting works, the mystical characters invented by K2man interact freely with ordinary people.
On her website, the artist posted a detailed description of the world of magical creatures, which complements her extensive collection of illustrations and sketches. Continue reading
10 unverified claims of the eccentric mystic and the most famous marginalist of the XX century Aleister Crowley
Someone calls Aleister Crowley a philosopher and occultist, someone a great black magician, a follower of Edgar PoE and a predecessor of Burroughs. But the fact remains that without this man, the counterculture of the twentieth century would have lost its most original features-dedication and marginality. After himself, he left ambiguous literary works – from a guide to magic to extreme erotic novels, as well as many myths and legends that cover his person. In our review, there are 10 statements by Crowley that cannot be proved or disproved today
During world war II, Crowley was friends with the spy Ian Fleming, author of the James bond novels. Some said that Crowley himself was a spy, while others claim that he was conducting propaganda to persuade the Americans to join the war on the side of the British. Continue reading