These are just…pure and kind of endearing. It’s absolutely amazing to see what artists in 1914 (before the War!) thought the future would look like. Just…interesting. It’s kind of like steampunk in a way–with how it’s alternative to what actually happened. And it certainly would be a type of situation like that, given how we’re progressed long past these types of looks. But still, it’s an interesting inspiration to see what people over 100 years ago thought our future would look like.
If you are ever interested in getting artwork done of a spirit, deity, entity or the like — I highly suggest you check out Felix Warren (here is his Etsy: ForScryingOutLoud where I purchased).
The new side image “Domovoi” is work by him. It’s gorgeous and absolutely brilliant. Not to mention, it really does capture a nice spirit and show such beautiful details. On top of that though, he was extremely friendly and kind in talking to him during the process. It’s great to have friendly conversation, and he was absolutely the height of professional.
I linked the photo also to his shop–so please do check it out. I’m beyond enthused and pleased with the work he did, and will absolutely recommend him for others who are interested in commissioning artwork.∗
Ivan Bilibin is one of my favorite artists. I love his style, and the subject matter. Fairy tales have always been a weak spot of mine (I still adore reading versions even to this day–and I’ve got 2 copies of the Brothers’ Grimm, 1 English and 1 German–as well as my other fairy tale collections). And there’s just something beautiful about his work.
This is a good source. I’m going to keep this so that I have some reference for some drawing. Matryoshka are beautiful little things, so I can think of some nice little decorations, or perhaps altar artwork that I could use this for.
These are some brilliant ideas. I’d love to be able to do something like this with my own house eventually.
These are really gorgeous. Also inspiring. Definitely worth looking at and admiring.
These are gorgeous photographs by Janek Sedlář. I am amazed by them. And it stokes my wanderlust to return to the Czech Republic.
Source: When Star Wars meets Slavs
This is amazingly impressive. And such fun for the nerd in me.
This is really good ideas, maybe to use for cooking sometime soon.
I’m interested in trying a few of these. Food is a real pleasure around our household; and new recipes are always worth trying out.