I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
- Reaction score
- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
It's a reminder of death. A memento mori.
Yep, just what I was going to say; very common in all kinds of art. Sometimes, in fact more usually, and especially later, it's just a skull rather than a whole figure.It's a reminder of death. A memento mori.
Last Supper by Pieter Pourbus. Then there's this thing coming through the door.
It's not at all far-fetched.While doing research for this blog post:
I saw this website where the author speculates that all artists paint themselves, even if they don't paint self portraits.
A good example is his essay on a Morandi still life as a self portrait:
And here is his interpretation of a De Chirico as a self portrait:
I find the theory a bit far fetched, but very interesting.
And I also found this nice 3D De Chirico:
https://scroll.in/magazine/873582/r...-india-to-the-planet-mars-in-the-19th-centuryRemembering the Swiss woman who went from ‘India to the Planet Mars’ in the 19th century
And how did a book on her inspire Carl Jung?
Apr 24, 2018 · 11:30 am
In the 1890s, a woman in Geneva described her previous incarnations as a Hindu princess, a French queen, and her travels to Mars. Hélène Smith’s story is narrated in From India to the Planet Mars: A Study of a Case of Somnambulism with Glossolalia, a book published first in French by the Swiss psychologist, Theodore Flournoy (1854-1921) who taught at the University of Geneva.
Not forgetting Roger Dean, whose work inspired Avatar.Floating islands of the mind, first made solid for me in the 1970s by scifi artist geniuses such as Chris Foss and Patrick Woodroffe, then, similarly for later generations (let's say the pre and peri-"MTV millions") who gazed wistfully at the music videos for 'Feel Good Inc' by the Gorillaz...and, also the allied Minecraft homages made, of that powerful group vision.
Ohh yeah we were talking about this on another thread a few months back. I bought the David Huggins documentary film, Love & Saucers on DVD, fairly short but interesting story.
Great stuff mate. Figured the documentary might have been discussed on here already.Ohh yeah we were talking about this on another thread a few months back. I bought the David Huggins documentary film, Love & Saucers on DVD, fairly short but interesting story.
Haven't read the book yet but it's on my amazon wish list somewhere with all the other thousand or so books and films!