(First in a series)I don't really do that many sweeping survey posts about art even though art's my job because whenever I say something like "Oh yeah, Franz Hals fuck him" someone in the comments always leaves some long thoughtful comment about their relationship to Franz Hals and it makes me forget that like that leaves 2,999 other regular blog readers having no idea what we're talking about.
But then Jez Gordon was like "Who's Egon Schiele?" and was like ok that's weird because clearly the artistic lineage there is:
Jez Gordon ---(influenced by)----> Late Frank Miller ----(influenced by) ----> Mid-era Bill Sienkiewicz ---(influenced by)----> Egon Schiele
...and so if one of the best emerging illustrators in the DIY D&D scene doesn't know his roots, then what about everybody else?
Plus it'll be fun. I like looking at pictures and I like thinking about pictures.
So I'm guessing/hoping this'll be a series of posts. I'm gonna just lay out here how I am thinking I'll organize the entries. I may not do them in order.
(EDIT: I did most of the ones I planned on doing, links below)
|Ancient Art:Blasphemous Things You Find In A Cave|
3000 years of China Being Way Ahead of Everyone
Finnish Sculpture Paints That Culture As A Frozen Sinkhole Of Goggle-Eyed Madmen
Egypt: Not Always Boring
Meso-America: Let's Stack Things!
Greece And Rome: zzzzzzzzz
|Medieval European Art:Beyond Things With Weird Necks|
|Indian & (separate entry) Middle-Eastern Art of the Middle Ages:|
Imposing a Sense of Bejewelled And Labyrinthine
Order On Every Fucking Thing
|The Northern Renaissance & The International Style:Way Better Than That Other Renaissance They TaughtYou About In School|
|Painting & Printmaking in China and Japan:Mountains, Mist, Nightmarish Tentacle-PornPrecursor Things|
|Post-Renaissance But Pre-Modern Europe:Guys Holding Swords They Probably Won't Use|
|Wood, Water, and Wire:The Art That Freaked Colonialists Out|
|Decadent Art of the Call of Cthulhu Era:|
Please Nobody Tell Wundergeek Europe Exists
|Symbolism, Surrealism and Other|
Products of Drug Abuse
|Every Good Early Illustrator I Can Think Of:|
A.K.A. The Post That Other DIY D&D People
Have Probably Already Done Better Than
Me But I Should Probably Do Anyway
|Fine Art After WW2:|
Actually, You Do Like Modern Art, It's Just
They Don't Want You To Know That