Category: art

No stubby little digit is safe. -z Om nom nom…

No stubby little digit is safe. -z

Om nom nom by Alephunky

Stunning concept from artist Shahab Alizadeh.

Stunning concept from artist Shahab Alizadeh.

It’s funny how my mind goes right to the literal as opposed to metaphorical. I feel like that’s a big reason why I’m not into poetry. I prefer the fantasy over the metaphor. Like, when I see this I think of a Hell for giants, as if they were bested, captured and confined to a literal prison where the lowliest of human pawns – this malnourished cell guard – is now their master, and they beg for the scraps he tosses them when he’s in the mood to torment. Whereas a poet would see something like his inner anxieties pushing through this tiny, bloody slit in his psyche, and he (the little dude to the left representing the poet’s conscious mind) serves them in desperate hopes to hold his bay.

The metaphorical is deeper, of course, and probably more relatable, but the literal has so many more possibilities for storytelling and to let the imagination soar. You got the metaphor, which is basically just colorfully describing everyday life – job and family troubles and (gag me) typical relationship drama – and you have the fantasy…which entirely transports you into another world, detached from those three things above that so obtusely pollutes so much of our so-called “entertainment.” But, it boils down to personal opinion. I’m not into the “feels” so much. But those who are, often consider fantasy childish or lame because it’s “sooo fake, dude! Omg…” lol

For my money? Imagination/fantasy is the fuel for all progress in society.

Emotions/drama? Not so much…




Dutch lancer, Abraham de Bruyn, 1577



English demi-lancer, c. 1550, by Zvonimir Grbasic

ophelias-song: Sir Anthony van Dyck, The Prefe…


Sir Anthony van Dyck, The Prefect Raffaele Raggi, 1625



Portrait of a Man (Self-Portrait?), Domenico Caprioli, 1512



Self-Portrait with Other Figures. c1593. – Annibale Carracci. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.

history-of-fashion: early 1520s Rosso Fiorenti…


early 1520s Rosso Fiorentino – Portrait of a Man

(National Gallery of Art, Washington)


Creepy piece of work 😬 #Repost #art by -> @dazarkos on insta

He must’ve been vegan in his former life. art …

He must’ve been vegan in his former life. 

art by cybernosferatu on insta