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NSFW art from 1600

I was trying to post this in a group and failed utterly. I do know how to do an HTML link, so maybe it’s Goodreads and not me. >..< It’s purty, and I wanted to share. The artist’s mane is Agostino Carracci (1557–1602) and for some reason, the title is Le Satyre et la Nymphe. Um, Satyre looks like Satyre, all right, but that is the most muscular nymph I have ever seen.

If anyone is going to show me etchings, this is the kind I want them to show.

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Books become landscape–altered book art

16_petras1I have the greatest veneration for books: many of my most treasured possessions are books, and to this day making a note in a margin feels like a small sacrilege. So it comes as a great surprise how excited I can get over altered book art.

Some, like Alice in Wonderland and others by this artist team, are whimsical adaptations of the text into visual art. But I’ve never seen anything like the landscapes from Guy Laramee.

18_historia-illustrada-do-japaosIn his own words:

 … I want to examine thinking, not only “what” we think, but “that” we think.
       So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS…

29_solubilityAnd so a history of Japan can become a shrine on the side of Mt Fuji and I will not cry desecration; a text of metals and ores becomes a cavern and something new has come into the world.

See more here
,  and at Guy Laramee’s website.

Click to enlarge any of these pictures.

Paper fantasy

Pete Callesen creates charming and witty art with paper, using a combination of cutting, drawing, and visual puns created from the cut out pieces. I love it, and I want one!

For example:

Click the picture to check out the others.

Falling into the book on the wall

Drawing the reader into the book is every author’s goal, but I don’t think any of us thought of this method. Down a rabbit hole indeed!

Kelly Campbell re-imagined Alice in Wonderland, and while I don’t normally approve of tearing the pages, what she’s done here is so clever I’d go rummaging on my bookshelves for another victim.

Mounted in a shadow box, story becomes visual art. Check the details.

Apparently this project was born when the artist found a damaged book with illustrations too lovely to throw away.

She has other titles; see the rest at Etsy.

My Cover, Maybe!

A heads up from Addison Albright (may the readers smile upon her upcoming release, Another Dream,  coming from Torquere Press on July 8th) led me to look at Alessia Brio’s website. She does a great deal of the cover art for the publisher, and while I was admiring all the pretty covers for other people’s books, look what I found!

I haven’t been officially notified, so this may not be the final, but it’s so amazing to see this worked up! It’s a little different from Dragon King’s vision, but I expected that. I’m dancing around, I’m so excited.

My cover! Whooo!