Monday, March 21, 2011

Romantic Era Art: Art Journal Pages

Image inspired by a 
 work by Johann Friedrich Overbeck
in the book 
Art of the Romantic Era by M. Brion.
(copyright 1969)
Watercolor and Sharpie marker.
Overbeck postulated the ideals of art,
which he termed 'The Brotherhood.'
Michelangelo represented imagination,
beauty represented by Raphael,
and nature represented by Durer
were what Overbeck termed
the 'three ways of art.'

A scene also inspired from 
the same book,  an illustration
of a work by Calame 
called 'Mountain Landscape.'
I have been thinking that a 
small visual journal with ancient
glyphs, symbols, and archiological
notes would be an interesting
project to create -- similar to
the one Indiana Jones' dad had
made in one of the movies.

Inspiration for visual art
comes from many places...
old books that someone gives you or
that you find in a library sale,
images of other artists' work, 
ancient civilizations,
fashion magazines, a favorite theme,
and even the movies!


  1. These are really good. I love the script you have on them, too. You reminded me of how much I liked that journal of Indie's dad. Wouldn't that be cool?

  2. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for your blog visit and your lovely comment! Hugs, Terri

  3. Love, love, LOVE the mountain landscape page! And I totally agree on wanting that sort of journal!

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