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Favourite Artists?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Stationery Direct, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Following on from another thread, just wondering if anybody has any favourite artists that maybe inspired them from a young age.

    My 3 favourites are Salvador Dali, M.C Escher and H.R Giger, I remember receiving a book as a child depicting some of their artwork. I was amazed at the optical illusions that both Dali and Escher produced, the mathematical art as it is known of Escher and the darkness of Giger, I went on to do similar mathematical and perspective art pieces for my art exam.

    I have linked to a few of my favourites below, some you may recognise:

    Swans Reflecting Elephants, 1937
    The Burning Giraffe, 1937
    Metamorphosis of Narcissus, 1937

    Escher: (check out the water flow, impossible)

    Giger: (probably a bit dark for some)
    h r giger - Google Image Search
  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    I love optical illusions...


    How many prongs?

    How many legs?

    If you like these then many more can be found here:

    VLAHAKISA Member

    mind f.....

    That domain could so be a different domain

  4. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    lol, even the domain name is an optical illusion if you don't look twice :icon_biggrin:
  5. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    Dali and Giger for sure.

    This 1:1 scale bust has pride of place in my office.



    Along with the antidote...


    [manufactured from deactivated weapons parts - as close as you can get to the real film prop! And, yes, the grenade launcher works and makes 'that noise'!] :icon_thumbup:

    VLAHAKISA Member

    Deary me men and their toys....


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