Futuriana

thebristolboard:

Original cover painting by Virgil Finlay for Cordwainer Smith’s story, “The Ballad of Lost C’Mell,” from Galaxy Science Fiction magazine, October 1962,

Obviously a favorite of mine :)

thebristolboard:

Original cover painting by Virgil Finlay for Cordwainer Smith’s story, “The Ballad of Lost C’Mell,” from Galaxy Science Fiction magazine, October 1962,

Obviously a favorite of mine :)

xombiedirge:

CBR's excellent The Line It is Drawn art challenge crew take to giving classic paintings the comic book treatment this week. My favs are above, but check out more masterpieces HERE.

David’s Death of Marat/Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso / Website / Tumblr

Emma Frost/Mona Lisa by Axel Medellin / Blog

Death in Picasso’s Old Guitarist by Cynthia Sousa / Tumblr & Amanda Rodgers

Superman/Wonder Woman in American Gothic by Derek Langille / Tumblr

Harley Quinn/The Swing by Rachel Ordway / Tumblr

Tank Girl with the Pearl Earring by Mike Rooth

Superman/Caravaggio’s Supper on the Road to Emmaus by Nick Perks

esotericworld:

At over 3,000-years-old and discovered as recently as 1987, Sanxingdui is perhaps the most enigmatic culture revealed from ancient China.
There are no writings, historical records, or even myths of this unique civilization. The only information archeologists have is what they can gather from the visually striking artifacts that have been found.
An entire museum has been dedicated to the findings at Sanxingdui. The jade, bronze and gold statues and masks are created in a style unlike anything else seen from that time or region. 
A passage from the book, The Cambridge History of Ancient China states, “The discovery at Sanxingdui, as well as other discoveries such as the Xingan tombs in Jiangxi, challenges the traditional narrative of [The origin of] Chinese civilization…”
History is a mystery.

esotericworld:

At over 3,000-years-old and discovered as recently as 1987, Sanxingdui is perhaps the most enigmatic culture revealed from ancient China.

There are no writings, historical records, or even myths of this unique civilization. The only information archeologists have is what they can gather from the visually striking artifacts that have been found.

An entire museum has been dedicated to the findings at Sanxingdui. The jade, bronze and gold statues and masks are created in a style unlike anything else seen from that time or region. 

A passage from the book, The Cambridge History of Ancient China states, “The discovery at Sanxingdui, as well as other discoveries such as the Xingan tombs in Jiangxi, challenges the traditional narrative of [The origin of] Chinese civilization…”

History is a mystery.

prisms7:

gaint bronze “tree” from ancient Sanxingdui culture. Photo from the Sanxingdui museum.
I found out about the Sanxingdui from the book Oracle Bones, by Peter Hessler. which is a very good read imo.
Check out the website (click through image) where I got the image from or just google for more… all the images of the bronzes are weird intriguing… and beautiful.

prisms7:

gaint bronze “tree” from ancient Sanxingdui culture. Photo from the Sanxingdui museum.

I found out about the Sanxingdui from the book Oracle Bones, by Peter Hessler. which is a very good read imo.

Check out the website (click through image) where I got the image from or just google for more… all the images of the bronzes are weird intriguing… and beautiful.