Thursday, February 4, 2010

Crash Course: 500 years of European History


If you click, it will get taller than your browser...way taller.

I had a plan for doing some sort of animation about the March of Civilization in the manner of Terry Gilliam, but I think for now I'll be pursuing another project, of which more on Friday.

In the mean time, it's a T-shirt - redbubble ships most places in the Western Hemisphere, by the way...

13 comments:

Jasmine said...

Susan this is brilliant. I am a big fan of Terry Gilliam so would love to see any animations you make in the future.

California Girl said...

I think you should make us all guess who your subjects are.

I believe I see Madame Pompadour (or Marie Antoinette??), Columbus and Mary Queen of Scots.

How'm I doin'?

This will look great on a tee, btw.

ArtSparker said...

CG - It could be Marie A., I used a portrait book of Kings and Queens of England for reference.

Steve said...

Love the T-shirt design - that rich red works really well, gives it a lovely opulent feel.

subby said...

Cool! Especially the second one :)

Currently reading "1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die"...and still in 15th century Italy! 500 years? HA!

Charles Gramlich said...

that's pretty cool. I like the stacking effect.

ArtSparker said...

I like it too, Charles. But...history comes crashing down, doesn't it?

Adam said...

Is this related to Isaac Newton's 'Standing on the shoulders of giants'?

ArtSparker said...

Adam - Whoops, that's who Michael Stipe of R.E.M. was quoting:

Standing on the shoulders of giants
Leaves me cold

Which I take to mean we all need to discover the world for ourselves.

aleph said...

Amazing illustration! I like the precarious balance of that tower, (I sense an audacious/irreverent metaphor, maybe?)

Asja said...

I can imagine this being a very tall, outdoor monument! Great work!

Titus said...

Oh, just magnificent headgear all round.

Tomás Serrano said...

Wonderful!!! Every time I love your line more, I must say.