Saturday, July 15, 2017

Grunge Art on Xanaland~Chris Cornell Drawing by Deviant Artist Jason Koza


Black Hole Sun Won't You Come 


Along with this extraordinary drawing of Chris Cornell, Jason has also done drawings of Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Vince Neil, and Paul McCartney. To buy this and see more of his art click HERE 

This is the first of many cool artists we will be featuring on our new series of Grunge Art. Carry on wayward monkeys! 

"Art is the only way to run without leaving home" 
Twyla Tharp 

Enjoy this interesting cover of Black Hole Sun by Sofia Karlberg 



Thursday, July 13, 2017

This Simple & Beautiful Origami Pineapple Pavillion Is the Coolest Thing You'll See on The Internet Today!



Situated inside the garden of the Georgian mansion at the National Trust’s historic Berrington Hall is Studio Morison's newest structure Look! Look! Look!, a pineapple-shaped pavilion with angles akin to a folded work of origami. The pavilion is dusty pink, with an open rooftop and four openings that surround the structure’s sides, and was built with the support of Trust New Art and the Arts Council England.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Behold, The Salmon Bone Dress by Alaskan Artist Cynthia Gibson




An artist from Sitka, Alaska named Cynthia Gibson is making waves after she designed a dress made almost entirely of salmon bones. Gibson debuted her dress at her hometown's annual Wearable Arts Fashion Show fundraiser, and totally wowed the audience.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Knights Who Battle Snails...And other Strange Artwork Found in the Margins of Medieval Art



When thinking of a symbolic foe to battle in a medieval book, many creatures come to mind: dragons, wolves, or perhaps rabbits, but the poor defenseless snail? It hardly makes for a powerful image. But it turns out, as with most artwork, the answer is more symbolic than literal. In the 1960s a book historian named Lilian Randall thought the illustrations found in the margins of illuminated books required more attention, leading to the publication of her own book, Images in the Margins of Gothic Manuscripts. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards shares what Randall learned as she investigated the curious snail fights.



It reminds regions animals me of MAD Magazine and all the little cartoons that would be in the corner of the magazine ( the margins ) I think those were my favorite come to think of it. It would be interesting to see what monkeys represent! 




This video explains more 



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