Saturday, May 28, 2011

Oh, to Slip My Duties

Sometimes I just can't help myself, when I find an old graphic that cries out for some art direction. I'm sure the original art was a beautiful gem of a painting, but what I found was a washed out greytone halftone. So I turned it into a poster to remind me to indulge my phantasies:

Above, S. Long and T. Buchanan — Sylvan Glade

Below, the halftone by S. Long — Pan —1914

Update: A big thank you to Chris, for pointing out that this is the work of Sydney Long, an Australian artist that I should have heard of before now. Below is the actual painting and below that a print, using the same elements. Both are the gems that I predicted they were, and now I feel horribly guilty that I presumed to art direct the piece nearly 100 years after its creation.


Chris said...

That seems to be the work of Sydney Long, an Australian artist born towards the end of the 19th century.

ToB said...

Nicely changed. Only the pre-WWI artists could make a Bacchanale look innocent.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Chris, you are absolutely correct.

ToB, you too are absolutely correct.

Anita said...

reminds me of Avatar!))