The following is a bibliography of resources used for research concerning my body of artwork:
Parshall, Peter. “Graphic Knowledge: Albrecht Dürer And The Imagination.” Art Bulletin 95.3 (2013): 393-410. Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson). Web. 25 Feb. 2014.
The artwork of German painter Albrecht Dürer, who has also worked in engraving and printmaking, was a known artist of the Renaissance. His works was primarily based in the realm of fantasy, biblical and the supernatural, which his work would have subjects of animals, hybrid creatures, and even the devil. Not only are these interesting creature designs by the artist, but also they were representational and the embodiments of certain charactersistics, such as the evils of man.
López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción, ed. “Cultural Scenarios Of The Fantastic /.” Clcweb: Comparative Literature & Culture: A Wwweb Journal 10.4 (2008): Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson). Web. 25 Feb. 2014.
López-Varela Azcárate takes a look at how throughout history the fantastic would be inspiration for many forms of literature, entertainment, and art. Predating back to Ancient Greek and Roman literature (e.g. Odyssey and the Aeneid), to present day artwork, such as the baroque period, and fictional stories and characters that represent certain aspects, such as order or chaos. It’s explained that fantasy provides good stories that are situated, escaping from the world of man to the perfect place, its confusion and roots in humanity.
Gold, Susan, Vincent J. Varga, and Lois K. Smedick. Susan Gold: A Natural History. Windsor, Ont.: Art Gallery of Windsor, 1994. Print.
Susan Gold’s work consists of written text, bottled specimens, lighted tables and documented materials of the natural world and artefacts. The work is very significant because of Gold is trying to connect the various documented pieces together through the views of both encyclopaedic synthesizing of the Middle Ages and amateur naturalist. She gathers natural world and human products from everywhere in the world and analyzing it.
Kass, Ray, and Morris Graves. Morris Graves, Vision of the Inner Eye. New York: Braziller, in Association with the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1983. Print.
Morris Graves is an American artist whose medium is primarily drawings with subject matter of birds, small animals, sometimes hybrids of animals with birds, and trees. Morris is inspired by Eastern art, primarily Japanese paintings, using design and symbolism. Morris’ work is not just based on his originality, but he is one of the most well known artists of mysticism, spirituality, and the magic of the fantastic.
The Institute. Dir. Spencer McCall. Perf. Arye Bender, Boston Blake, Jeff Hull. 2013. DVD.
The documentary, The Insitute, looks at a group who creates an elaborate history of the Jejune Institute where over thousands of participants follow given multiple tasks and puzzles for them to complete along the way. The events took place in San Francisco, and all around the area there would be testing facilities, base of operations, radio broadcasts, hidden artifacts, films and old books placed in libraries as clues. What is very innovative about this is feat, with the help of the participants, is how they were able blur the line between actual reality and Jejune’s fictional history to the point people couldn’t tell the difference.