High Ground by Renee Nault

Reading Woman (1668-1670) by Pieter Janssens Elinga (Dutch, 1623-before 1682). 

Oil on canvas. 

Alte Pinakothek, Munich.

Poster for an exhibition The Chair 1961
Friedemann Lichtwitz illustration

Poster for an exhibition The Chair 1961

Friedemann Lichtwitz illustration

Procession of the Magi (detail) by Benozzo Gozzoli

Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, 1459, fresco.

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Sculpture by Sylvia Evers

Sculpture by Sylvia Evers

Creole by Marina Richterova
Pigeons by Monika Palosz

Pigeons by Monika Palosz

Shadow Study by Henrietta Harris

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  1. Camera: Canon MP190 series

Junio (detali) by Paul W Ruiz

Renee Nault

Renee Nault’s work is an interesting mix of Japanese inspired imagery (she credits ukiyo-e paintings for this; see bottom) and modern watercolour renderings that produces emotionally provoking imagery. Atmospheric in nature, Renee manages to infuse her subjects with movement and grace — as seen via her character renderings that seem to be inspired by manga.

She has taken the traditional concept of ukiyo-e and translated it into something refreshing and contemporary

“Usually the word ukiyo is literally translated as “floating world” in English, referring to a conception of an evanescent world, impermanent, fleeting beauty and a realm of entertainments (kabuki, courtesans, geisha) divorced from the responsibilities of the mundane, everyday world; “pictures of the floating world”, i.e. ukiyo-e, are considered a genre unto themselves.”