The Illustration Department at the Savannah College of Art and Design made a themed card deck this past spring, in which a group of very talented artists contributed for the theme of "Fish and Chips". Our artist Goni Montes, a professor at SCAD, also participated and created this awesome mermaid amongst mines!
The Duchess of Alba, a significant public figure in both Spain and around the world, passed away yesterday at 88 years of age. Ricardo Martinez's portrait of her was the most fitting cover for today's El Mundo to celebrate her life and say goodbye to the Spanish noble icon.
Art Basel Miami is a massive art festival which takes over Miami, Florida in the first week of December. During this year's Art Basel, our very own Mark T Smith with be exhibiting work in a group show, "Counter Culture" at Habatat Galleries. If you find yourself soaking up the sun and massive amounts of exceptional art in Florida this December, check out the show!
Joseph Mitchell was a famous loved writer for New Yorker who married incredible journalism with stories of ordinary everyday people. Thomas Kunkel has created a fabulous written portrait of Mitchell in Man in Profile accompanied by a painted portrait by our very own Thomas Ehretsmann.
Columbia Magazine recently came out with an article about the poet John Berryman in honor of his centennial year. Gary Kelley was commissioned to create the accompanying portrait of the Shakespearian scholar is famous for his "The Dream Songs", highlighting Berryman's memorable, impish character, Henry. A true artist and poet, Berryman lead a tortured alcoholic life which ended too soon but left lessons for others to learn from and words to capture the spirit.
Harvard Magazine's November/ December issue cover story featured the work and life of world renowned sociologist, Orlando Patterson. Gary Kelley did several illustrations for the article, highlighting Patterson's influential work with his research on slavery and his impact on the modern day African American urban youths.
Amber Lotus Publishing with Kinuko Craft have put together a fabulously powerful calendar for 2015, celebrating strong female characters with prominent roles in great literature, poetry, and historic works of art. Featuring characters inspired by Cleopatra, Guinevere, Medusa, and Cinderella. Kinuko's breathtaking paintings shedding a new light onto each month of the coming year. Check it out and get one for your own, here!
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. "
“I'm fat, but I'm thin inside... there's a thin man inside every fat man. "
"My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it. "
"Take care of your body. I'ts the only place you have to live."
"A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.."
"It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it ."
"In the United States, workouts tend to focus on body image and how you look. For me, it's really all about the brain. "
"Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body."
"Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. "
"I've always been fascinated by the human body, but you can become quite morbid and paranoid if you think too much. "
"A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body. "
- Christian Dior
"Your self-esteem won't come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you."
"I don't think anyone, until their soul leaves their body, is past the point of no return."
- Tom Hiddleston
Maria Corte Maidagan
"The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefore, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve."
"Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character. "
"You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that's your body."
"A woman's body is her body and what she wears or does not wear is her choice. Get over it and move on ."
"'Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. "
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. "
"Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind."
-Johann G. Seume
"I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware."
"Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun."
"Every body type is different - that's what makes you unique. What makes you special is you, and you are different from the next person."
"I have a natural right to do whatever I want with my body...."