Thursday, September 24, 2015

Collage Obsession

 The Three Of Graces
This art piece was created from the Botticelli painting, Primavera,  which is where I got my image to use for the Tarot Card Challenge. I love Botticelli's work and knew that I would want to create more art later on from some of the  images from the painting. When I read about  our new challenge this week, I thought  the Primavera  would be a perfect fit for what I had in mind to create!

Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, 
painted by the famous Italian Renaissance artist, Sandra Botticelli,1482.
 This is what the painting looks like in it's entirety, which includes 9 demi-gods and goddess!
Truly a beautiful masterpiece!!
A few Interesting facts about the La Primavera!!! 
The pastoral scenery is elaborate. Botticelli said there are 500 identified plant species depicted in the painting, with about 190 different flowers. Of the 190 different species of flowers depicted, at least 130 have been specifically named.

From right to left: Zephyrus, the biting wind of March, kidnaps and possesses the nymph Chloris, whom he later marries and transforms into a deity; she becomes the goddess of Spring, eternal bearer of life, and is scattering roses on the ground.

Venus presides over the garden - an orange grove where she stands in front of the dark leaves of a myrtle bush.  The  Three Graces accompanying her are targeted by Cupid,  while Mercury keeps the garden safe from threatening clouds. The woman in the flowered dress is Primavera (a personification of Spring) with her companion Flora.

The painting was inventoried in the collection of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici in 1499. Since 1919, it has hung in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. During World War Two, the picture was moved to Montegufoni Castle to protect it from wartime bombing. It was returned to the Uffizi Gallery where it remains to the present day. In 1982, the painting was restored.


Background from PSO Autumn Art mini kit, Metal Tag from Tragic Garden, and  clip art from Moonlight Journey.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Dark Dreamers Challenge

I am so excited to share my new find with you...
The Dreamers In Darkness Challenge Blog!! 

I have been searching for a dark art challenge blog
that welcomed digital art entries and wouldn't you know,
this morning as I  left a comment on  Marilyn Girling's blog, 
I saw the badge for Dreamers In Darkness!
With a quick click of the wrist, I found myself on their
challenge page that contained many pieces of  incredible dark art!

Dreamers In Darkness is a mixed media, digital art,
stamp art, assemblage, altered art challenge blog so
their motto is "anything goes"as far as entries for the challenge!
And coincidently, that is also the theme for this month's theme,
 "Anything Goes"!!

If you love all things dark and spooky,
then come and join us in on the haunted fun!!!
Here's the LINK:

 Flower, Anyone?
P.S.  I found the challenge at Marilyn Girling's blog, Seeing Things Art Apothecarium.
Check out her awesome blog if you love mysterious, magical art with a dark twist!

 Credits: Background from, Vintage Image of Little Girl from Wikipedia

I'll just be brokenhearted if I don't hear from you!