One of my favorite sculptors is Jordu Schell. For those unfamiliar with his name you've likely seen his work in movies as he's worked with both Stan Winston and James Cameron. Here's some pics of him with his eerily lifelike busts of Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin, Leonard Nimoy as Spock and Michael Jackson from Thriller.
Among my favorite artists who have done album covers (or whose work has been used for album covers) is Frank Kelly Freas-his art on Queen's News of the World (one of the earliest albums I ever bought on vinyl) is what set the stage for my love of classic album cover art (though the fact many pieces by Frazetta and Whelan have been used doesn't hurt)
I really do like Frank Kelly Freas. My favorite is his cover for Martians Go Home.
Post by dupont2005 on Jan 24, 2015 19:02:30 GMT -5
My favorite artist is Femke Hiemstra but she did do an art comic years ago, it was tough tracking that thing down. A hand silkscreened minicomic published in Belgium about a decade ago. I got to meet her, along with another favorite of mine, Audrey Kawasaki, a couple years back at an opening.
One of my all time favorite artists is John Held Jr. Most famously known as one of the definitive artists of the 1920s, Held's flapper girls are world known. Not only a great artist for magazines and papers, he was a great writer, a brilliant wood block artist and great painter.
I guess it's the comic reader in me, but I love artwork that tells a story. My favorite piece of all time tells many stories. Each time I look at it, I find something new going on, or view what I've seen before in a new light.
Corot's Bridge at Narni
The image below is sized for the forum, but a larger version will do the fine detail of the painting far more justice. In fact, I've seen things in the painting itself that I've never seen a photograph accurately capture. For example, there are people across the river.
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2015 14:45:30 GMT -5 by shaxper