"True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure."

Auguste Rodin (The Gates of Hell, 1917)

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Scenery of Ghibli

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// They walked side by side for the rest of the evening //

Princess Rosette 
Virginia Frances Sterrett
- illustration from Old French Fairy Tales 

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(although I might add some plants and flowers later)

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From the Animation Scoop website :

On September 24th, Shout! Factory will theatrically release the animated feature Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart in theaters across the U.S.. The film will play on the big screen Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Florida.

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I feel Benjamin Lacombe here…


"To live would be an awfully big adventure."


ART FEATURE: The work of Meriem Bouderbala.

Tunisian artist Meriem Bouderbala combines a variety of skills and mediums including photography, painting, installation and video, using canvas, paper, glass and textiles, to create her dynamic works of art.

Her works seek to merge Eastern and Western sensibilities around the representation of the body and thus regain “the point where the human figure is both flesh and signs.”“

Most of the above pieces are taken from her 2008 series Bédouine.



20th Century 

Manchu People, China


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So it’s now official :
Studio Ghibli is stopping production of animated feature films, according to producer Toshio Suzuki on MBS channel,
But it’s not the end of Studio Ghibli.
According to my informations, they will keep a small staff for Hayao Miyazaki projects.
And also the “Momonoma” department, which is Yoshiyuki Momose staff for production of commercials, music videos …
Momonoma artists are already freelance, and this is the reality : most of Studio Ghibli staff today are employees, with long term contracts.
Studio Ghibli can’t pay this staff if there’s no more Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata (expensive but profitable) movies on the way.
Ghibli cost too much today, so they’re just stopping the current system.
Before Porco Rosso, Studio Ghibli staff was freelance.
They’re coming back to this previous system.
It’s a restart, like Hoshino and Suzuki said.
Now they will focus on licensing, and Ghibli Museum.
And wait for new viable projects.

So let’s wait & see.

Note : French magazines Le Monde and Liberation already talked about this information many months ago.

Makes me wonder what will be the outcome of all this, especially on different animation studios.



Assassin’s Creed Unity Meets Parkour in Real Life -video-

that’s some serious yamakasi business

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Charles Vess

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Kingdom of Dali Buddhist scroll painting by Zhang Shengwen 1173-76 


Traditional Chinese Wedding

Traditional costume and headwear

待我长发及腰,少年娶我可好。待你青丝绾正,铺十里红妆可愿。 却怕长发及腰,少年倾心他人。待你青丝绾正,笑看君怀她笑颜。 —— 何晓道《十里红妆女儿梦》

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Alphonse Mucha’s illustrated edition of The Lord’s Prayer

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