montereybayaquarium:

An Ancient Fascination

Octopuses and their kin, sea creatures known collectively as cephalopods, have grabbed hold of our collective imagination for thousands of years.

We share this fascination as manifested in art, literature and contemporary culture in “Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes.” Highlights include:

  • A steampunk-style sculpture made from raised copper and brass with glass in the Japanese technique called “Tankin.”
  • Ancient Minoan pottery replicas painted with cephalopod designs.
  • An illustration from Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
  • A drawing of octopuses attacking a fleet of ships, depicted as fact by a French naturalist in 1803.
  • A highly detailed drawing of cephalopods by famed naturalist Ernst Haeckel.
  • Glass models of squid and octopuses by father-son team of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka.
  • A replica of the famous abstract work, The Birth of the Cephalopods, by Mark Rothko.
  • A dramatic depiction of a sea of ammonites 73 million years ago.
  • A replica of the intriguing yet slightly disturbing image of Contessa with Squid by Omar Rayyan.
  • Cephalopod tattoo art.

We also commissioned San Francisco Bay Area artist Nemo Gould to create three kinetic sculptures for “Tentacles” using found objects. Gould has transformed a jumble of junk into delightful dioramas that carry conservation messages delivered through a sense of wonderment.

Tentacles" opens April 12.

quillery:

The empress’ wife.

This is development art for an original project you can see more of here!

(via nudityandnerdery)

victoriousvocabulary:

PHRONTIFUGIC
[adjective]
helping to escape from one’s thoughts.
Etymology: from Greek phrontistēs, “philosopher, deep thinker”, ultimately from phrēn, “diaphragm, mind” + Italian fuga, from Latin, “a running away, flight”.
[KUI1981]

victoriousvocabulary:

PHRONTIFUGIC

[adjective]

helping to escape from one’s thoughts.

Etymology: from Greek phrontistēs, “philosopher, deep thinker”, ultimately from phrēn, “diaphragm, mind” + Italian fuga, from Latin, “a running away, flight”.

[KUI1981]

funnyordie:

Samuel L. Jackson’s Slam Poem “Boy Meets World” Elevates the Sitcom to High Art
Samuel L. Jackson delivering a slam poem about ’90s sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’ is everything that’s right about TV and the internet.

funnyordie:

Samuel L. Jackson’s Slam Poem “Boy Meets World” Elevates the Sitcom to High Art

Samuel L. Jackson delivering a slam poem about ’90s sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’ is everything that’s right about TV and the internet.

(via cognitivedissonance)

sky-art-and-design:

I just recently noticed something…..when I do my characters I don’t really pay much attention too how tall one is compared to the other. Some I sort of all ready new where supposed to be shorter then others but it wasn’t really a thought that I paid much attention too….strange.

Acacia deserves a spot all on here own, she’s the roughest, toughest and mushiest troll around =3

Now I didn’t come on here just to post random sprite pictures of the cast of A Troll’s Fairy Tale. I’ve actually been contacted a lot about the music that was used in the game and where can people find it so for all of you that want to have your own download version then feel free to stop by the composers page to get your own copy of their music and check out some of their other amazing tracks <3

EDIT: I hadn’t realized that people were still looking for the single son tracks themselves *brain fart Q^Q* but Alvina brought this to my attention so here are all the song track url.

The artist names and the song tracks:

Sad Acacia-
Cradlesong-Fairytale

Fairy Forest-
Moon waltz-FairyTale

Sitting by the Oak Tree/-Damine’s route-
Princess of my heart-FairyTale

Meet and Greet-     •   
    •   
Olga Scotland - New Year Evening



Date with Damien-
letter from my heart-Stefano Targa

Ending Piano song-
Sea heart-Galdson
    •   
Confession endingSong-   
Last Breath- by GreendJohn

Beginning of the game song-
Dawn of Spring-Butterfly

image

(via fantasyofcolor)

victoriousvocabulary:

ISSLES
[noun]
sparks; embers; small pieces of burning fire.
Etymology: ultimately from the Old English ysel, “spark, ash”.
[Jerry LoFaro - Embers Turn To Stars]

victoriousvocabulary:

ISSLES

[noun]

sparks; embers; small pieces of burning fire.

Etymology: ultimately from the Old English ysel, “spark, ash”.

[Jerry LoFaro - Embers Turn To Stars]