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  • Illustrations by David Alvarez Reflect the Intersection of Fantasy and Reality
    by Andrew LaSane on December 14, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    When working in black and white instead of a muted color palette, Mexico-based artist David Alvarez (previously) manages to still create illustrations rich in texture and contrast. Layers of graphite and charcoal on white and cream colored paper form complex shadows. Highlights emerge from the negative space and become the light on stone walls, on faces, and on glowing […]

  • Researchers Unearth World’s Oldest Figurative Artwork in Indonesian Cave
    by Grace Ebert on December 13, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    A recent finding in Sulawesi, Indonesia, is changing our conceptions of the origins of visual art. Fifteen researchers this week published an article in Nature describing prehistoric cave art that they believe was created about 43,900 years ago. The art depicts multiple therianthropes—mythical creatures that have both human and animal characteristics like beaks and […]

  • Artist Yuko Shimizu Utilizes Repetition and Primary Colors in Her Idiosyncratic Illustrations
    by Grace Ebert on December 13, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Award-winning artist Yuko Shimizu describes her detailed illustrations in a note to Colossal as “a bit off, weird, and dreamy.” Her work, which is often centered on but not limited to Japanese culture, frequently employs primary colors and repetitive elements. In one illustration, the artist portrays a marcher wearing a red uniform and blowing into a […]