So, there are a couple of things that I’m a sucker for. One is art from the Art Nouveau / Jugendstil era. The other is sequences. By sequences I mean variations on a theme – in poetry or art or music – that add a sort of texture or extra dimension to a subject.
Back around the turn of the twentieth century, Alphonse Mucha created a lot of such series, particularly of the muses and the seasons.
|One of several sequences of the seasons created by Alphonse Mucha.|
Now, Mucha-style season sequences provide subject matter for a lot of artists. In a way, the allusive nature of these modern pieces adds yet another dimension to the art. Instances can be found all over the place at deviantART. For example, here’s Ariel (The Little Mermaid) as Summer, by Larocka84:
Larocka84 also has Belle (Beauty and the Beast) as Winter and Pocahontas as Autumn. I’m assuming that Spring is still in the works — maybe Chicken Little?
But most recently, I came across this series, featuring Lucius Malfoy, by artist vimessy. As the final Harry Potter movie is coming out in just a few weeks, it also seems timely:
Pure awesome. I especially love his cane. And now,when you see Malfoy on the big screen, you’re going to be imagining that, under his robes, he is wearing his Slytherin banana hammock.