Julianna Menna

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“Julianna Menna is a professional painter working in the Philadelphia area. She was trained as a designer at the Russian State Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg, Russia. Over the years, her work has progressed along a variety of paths, most recently including a series of skull-like creatures mixed with various imaginary period costumes and locales.  Most of her technique is self-taught as she has moved on to work in a variety of new media during the intervening years including oils, acrylics and watercolor. Julianna likes to make surrealistic and fantastic imagery that alludes to a broader narrative context.” – Grumbacher

I truly love the aestethic of her works, so unique and fascinating.

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Haunted Paintings.

There’s nothing that I love more than art and weird historical facts, so today I’m going to write about some paintings that are believed to be, somehow, cursed and that have some pretty “bizarre” background. Most of these paintings are very famous even because they were owned by actors or other Very Important People. This is going to be a long post, so sit tight, grab a cuppa and enjoy.

The Hands Resist Him” (Bill Stoneham, 1972) is known as the haunted eBay painting. It depicts a young boy and a female doll standing in front of a glass door against which many hands are pressed. According to the artist, the boy is based on a photograph of himself at age five, the doorway is a representation of the dividing line between the waking world and the world of fantasy and impossibilities, while the doll is a guide that will escort the boy through it.

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Stephen Mackey

Hi y’all! I’m so sorry for the lack of posts but I’m experiencing some technical difficulties, plus it’s so hot that even my brain is about to melt. Summer and I don’t go hand in hand, I’d rather have autumn during the whole year.

Anyway, I’ve just found my new favourite artist. His name is Stephen Mackey and I just love the aesthetic of his paintings, so whimsical, dreamy and mystical. I haven’t found a proper bio on the web so I guess I will let his paintings do the talk.

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Jessica Harrison

Usually when I think about ceramic or porcelain little statues the main scenario that pops into my mind is: an old lady surrounded by these teeny tiny and pretty camp objects and hundreds of cats (which it sounds a lot like I would imagine my future self, but instead of cats I’d be surrounded by cute little pugs).

Of course the works of the Edinburgh based artist Jessica Harrison don’t fit this kind of scenario and I would happily fill an entire room with her creations as she transforms these collectible ceramic items into a gruesome spectacle of beauty and gore.

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