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Questions tagged [art]

The class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art; an art collection.

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Everyday scenes in fantasy art [on hold]

I have seen a lot of fantasy art collections/publications that showcase breathtaking landscapes, heroic characters, and mythical beasts. I have come across fewer collections that focus on everyday ...
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What is the original work used for the album cover of Endless Power by Conquest?

When discussing a question about the cover of an album by Conquest in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Alex noted that YouTube user Songofwyrd has written a comment referencing another album:...
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Does Conquest's album “Frozen Sky” reference the “Forgotten Realms” books?

A while back, I shared a song to a friend, who upon seeing the video's thumbnail, immediately asked me whether the band had ripped off the cover of Jean Rabe's Red Magic (1991), the third novel in the ...
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1970's or 1980's “photobook” of alien worlds

Growing up in the late 70's and early 80's, I had this "photobook" of alien worlds. It was basically a collection of artwork with a short description of each world. It was a hardcover, but probably ...
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Help identifying a horror illustration

I've had a particular color illustration or painting in my mind, and despite it having very distinct elements for searching online, I just can't find it or the artist. I remember it from a horror ...
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Help me Identify Strange and Bizarre Fantasy Artist, World Was Similar to Dragons Lair Game

This may not be the best place to ask, but I was trying to find artwork by a fantasy artist I remember very little about. I know his art was similar to Don Bluth’s work on the famous Dragons Lair ...
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Star Trek TNG: Season 5, Episode 2, Darmok: Brass Solar System Artwork

In Star Trek TNG: Season 5, Episode 2, Darmok there is a brass Solar System artwork piece on the wall of the room that Troi and Data are in while trying to translate what the Tamarians are saying. ...
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SF artwork identification - painting of woman looking through a playing card

I remember this painting, I think from the eighties, of a woman looking out through a cut out giant playing card. The card was a queen, of course, and her face lined up with the cut out portion of the ...
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Did John Bellairs tailor his stories to fit Edward Gorey's illustrations?

As I was preparing this answer, I was struck by the creepy hollow eyes of the two of the figures in the stained glass window on the Edward Gorey cover of John Bellairs The Revenge of the Wizard's ...
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Trying to find a firework or Roman candle with a guild steersman on it

Of late, I have decided to start asking here all the various science fiction and fantasy questions that have puzzled me over the years. Today, I have a fireworks identification question. I know this ...
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Shadows on 2001 Poster Error?

I've had this poster on my wall for years. Today I noticed that the shadows on the lower ring of the space station don't seem to be consistent with the shadow on the Moon. The shadow at the base of ...
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Who drew this depiction of Morpheus (from “The Sandman”)?

I've been seeing this image of Morpheus - the main character of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman - quite frequently: Slight variation here and here It appears in multiple articles about the [now bust] The ...
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Who drew this hollow Moon theory picture?

I would like to use this hollow Moon picture on my site (from elarcadelosdioses.wordpress.com): Here is a similar contrast photo of the Moon from space.com: It appears often and w/o any credentials. ...
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Looking for the title and author of a short story featuring paintings by Arcimboldo and a Habsburg conspiracy

I read this story a long time ago and I can’t for the life of me get it by googling. Key details (these get somewhat spoilery if you haven't read this and feel like you might want to): Featured one ...
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What does the cover art of Cursed Child mean?

If someone showed me this image a year ago, I never would have guessed it had anything to do with Harry Potter. I would've said it was a Christmas decoration; nothing about it strikes me as Harry ...
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Trying to find old short story about mysterious picture drawing device

I am trying to find a story I read once, about a fellow who finds a strange device that draws pictures. He can't figure out how it works, or what the controls do, but, through trial and error, he ...
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Name of the art style in The Matrix

I am always fascinated by the art style of the scenes in and around the derelict houses in the Matrix movies. I know that in the computer game Kingpin, the surroundings look similar. Is there a name ...
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Why did Charlie Adlard replace Tony Moore?

Robert Kirkman has always written the Walking Dead comics, but the series has had two different artists doing the penciling. For the first six issues, Tony Moore did all the pencil work; from issue ...
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Who designed the original Autobot and Decepticon logos?

Do we know which artist(s) designed the original Transformers logos? It probably wasn't something anyone thought to credit back then, but it's incredibly iconic these days and I'd like to know who ...
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Is the painting at Lex Luthor's office real?

In the movie when Lex invites senator Finch to his private office, he points to an old oil painting depicting angels fighting with demons. At the end of the movie we can see the painting again but ...
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Book about a world of elfin-like creatures with bumps on their foreheads

It was a children's book my aunt once got me. Its a book about a world of elfin like creatures with bumps on their foreheads who are very akin to druids and kindly villagers and grotesque goblin like ...
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Where is this painting from the Enterprise now?

This is a follow on to this question and of course this answer regarding this painting: which we now know is a depiction by Rick Sternbach of the glideship Aurora and its hydrogen balloon, used to ...
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To whom does each of these lightsabers belong?

These lightsabers look like they're from the Star Wars films: These lightsabers look like they're from the Star Wars non-film universe: To whom does each of these lightsabers belong?
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Did Tolkien paint or sketch any artwork for the scrapped sequel to LOTR: 'The New Shadow'?

I've always liked the art that Tolkien himself produced and having only recently learned of the existence of The New Shadow, I'm wondering did he get around to painting anything for it? Obviously at ...
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Seeking name credits for pulp SF artists

I'm trying to identify a few artists whose work appeared in SF pulps currently in the public domain, but whose name credits did not appear in the original issue. I have their signatures but not their ...
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Are there any identifiable characters from works of SF to be found on the cover of Iron Maiden's “Stranger in a Strange Land”?

The cover of Iron Maiden's single "Stranger in a Strange Land", features their mascot, Eddie, in a futuristic bar. According to Wikipedia (although uncharacteristically unsourced), Eddie's ...
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What is this painting on the Enterprise showing?

In the TNG episode "The Best of Both Worlds" Part 1, Commander Shelby is given guest quarters on the Enterprise. Her quarters contain the painting shown below: What is the inverted tear-drop-like ...
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What franchises are these weapons from?

The numbers refer to the weapon before them unless that weapon is last on the line. (Also if anyone has a more complete screenshot of the remaining weapons or of ones with cut off portions please ...
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What are the names of all the sci-fi vessels in this artwork?

This artwork is described as featuring "over 120 locations, vessels, and characters." The locations are labeled and there are only a few characters, so that leaves the vessels. Many I recognize (see ...
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Picture Of A Decapitated Robot's Head

Sometime ago I met a girl who had the most stunning tattoo of a decapitated robot's head on her arm. It may of been an Egyptian robot's head, but it was simply stunning. I recall there were wires ...
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Story about a woman who is surgically altered to a chimera

I am looking for the title of a short story where the protagonist meets a woman who has been surgically altered to manifest a figure in a painting - a sphinx. The painting might have been 'The ...
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Series involving Intergalactic performance art [duplicate]

This is a series of books about an interstellar human civilization. After losing a few colonies to unknown reasons, Humanity comes across these rogue asteroids traveling through space. They are made ...
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Who, or what, are the human characters in the original 1977 Hildebrandt Star Wars poster?

Who, or what, are the human characters in the original 1977 Hildebrandt Star Wars poster? They are definitely NOT Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher. Is there any canon information regarding whether or not ...
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Dune “official” artwork

I would like to know if there is some Dune-related comprehensive artwork (not including live-action stuff) officially endorsed by Frank or Brian Herbert. The scans on Internet of Osmius and Erasmus ...
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Any artists' concepts of Moties published in 20th Century?

I was fascinated with the unusual design of the Moties described in the Niven & Pournelle novel The Mote in God's Eye. I don't recall ever seeing any illustration showing a Motie. Have any ...
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Story about aliens discovering cave art

I remember a short story about aliens looking for planets to sterilize and colonize, except if the occupants have some redeeming value. They're about to give up on neolithic Earth, populated by ...
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Did HPL ever draw his creatures, or see drawings in his lifetime?

Howard Lovecraft had a pretty vivid imagination, but did he ever draw out or see others drawings of his creatures from his Cthulhu mythos? If so is there some authoritive, or widely accepted set of ...