Arachne’s Punishment – Gustave Doré

Leviticus and Deuteronomy, they are funny old books aren’t they, full of things that will get you a one way ticket to eternal punishment. Some things are so inconsequential in today’s views too....like don’t eat shellfish, or don’t wear mixed textiles. Which is surprising for a book where the theme is to love thy neighbour, [...]

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The Styx Jellyfish – Levan Songulashvili

Jellyfish are odd aren't they. Some teeny tiny like the Irukandi jellyfish, some glow in the dark and some are just outright mean like the Portuguese man o war. Jellyfish don't have brains as such, they have nerve nets, which sense environmental changes and coordinate their responses. There is a wealth of things I could [...]

Naiade – Roberto Ferri

Ferri, really is in my top ten artists. He hits a lot of marks for me, generally covering mythical creatures in the style of art masters, and exploring the darker side of the perception. His pictures are beautifully composed and on occasion serenely grotesque.The subject of this painting is the mythical creature the naiad. In [...]