Category Archives: Illustration

Armchair Reading

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  • Anybody else end up moving around their chair, bed, sofa or floor like this? I swear I always end up in weird poses while reading.

Source: Atomic Samba (FB)

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Winter’s Eve

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“Winter’s Eve”
watercolour and PS.
Special people make any place feel like home 🙂 Happy winter holidays!

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© Nataša Ilinčić, please do not remove credits

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Terrifying Covers for Lolita

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Artists Max Temesu & Linn Olofsdotter each produced covers (shown above) truly befitting of Nabokov’s Lolita. Their illustrations are to remind readers that Lolita was never about a protagonist in love, but a man inappropriately obsessed with a young girl. Lolita was being relentlessly pursued throughout this entire novel; love wasn’t in the equation when Vladimir Nabokov penned this book. Vanity Fair’s Gregor von Rezzor says it best,

 “Lolita is not about love, because love is always mutual; Lolita is about obsession, which is never, ever love, and Nabokov himself was so disappointed that people did not understand this and take away the right message… For how could anyone call this feeding frenzy of selfishness, devouring, and destruction ‘love’?“

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Brain Pickings: Ralph Steadman’s Rare and Rapturous Illustrations for Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

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In his magnificent 2013 monograph, Proud Too Be Weirrd (public library), Steadman admits to having grown jaded with illustrating other people’s prose — “not much more than shameless self-indulgence” — but writes of having gladly completed the Bradbury project due to its “vitally important theme — the burning of all books.” He reflects on the significance of Bradbury’s masterwork:

As someone once said, I think it was me: There is nothing so dangerous as an idea. Particularly one whose time has come…

And who can forget the ever-timely ideas emanating from Bradbury’s glorious lines? “Stuff your eyes with wonder… live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” Here was a rare integrated man — even in his fiction, he channeled the wholehearted truths by which he lived his life.

* To see the rest of the article by  (as well as the rest of the illustrations) click here:

http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/05/15/ralph-steadman-fahrenheit-451/

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Epilogue: A Noun

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(via victoriousvocabulary🙂

EPILOGUE

[noun]

1. a concluding part added to a literary work, as a novel; a section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened.

2. a speech, usually in verse, delivered by one of the actors after the conclusion of a play.

3. the person speaking this.

Etymology: late Middle English epiloge < Latin epilogus < Greek epílogos,“peroration of a speech”, equivalent to epi-, a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek where it meant “upon”, “on”, “over”, “near”, “at”, “before”, “after” + lógos, “word”.

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Reality: No Match for Imagination

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