The Witches’ Sabbath - Francisco Goya c 1789 (2 details) upper

Witches’ Sabbath(The Great He-Goat)  Francisco Goya c 1820 - 1823 (2 details) lower

In both the 1789 and 1822 Sabbath pictures, the Devil is presented as a male goat surrounded by a ring of terrified women paying their respects. The 1789 painting uses traditional imagery of witchcraft in that its depictions rely on inversion of traditional Christian iconography. (from Wikipedia)


Fall of the Damned - Peter Paul Reubens

c. 1620

Details of drawing/painting

 It features a jumble of the bodies of the damned, hurled into abyss by archangel Michael and accompanying angels. David Freedberg assessed this painting manner as the “most brilliant assemblages of lusciously naked flesh in Western Art. The sketch of The Fall of the Damned was made in black and red caulks, with a grey wash and is kept in the British Museum.  It is assumed to be the work of a studio assistant, while Rubens then went over the drawing with brush and oil color.The dramatic chiaroscuro of the human forms and clouds emphasizes the darkness into which these figures fall, far from the heaven light above. (from Wiki Fall of the Damned)

Kingdom Come is a four-issue Elseworlds story written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, with artwork by Alex Ross. It is set in the year 2020 where Superman and his generation of heroes from the Justice League days have been succeeded by a new generation of heroes led by Magog whose ideals are more nihilistic, caring less about the people they’re supposed to protect and more about their own egos, and are found even clashing with each other as much as they do with the villains. It is when a major disaster happens when Superman decides to rein in the new generation of heroes in the hopes that they would reform and adopt his generation’s ideals of what being a superhero is about.


Sunrise - Claude Monet

Jardin à Sainte-Adresse - Claude Monet

View of the Saint-Martin Canal- Alfred Sisiey

Boulavard Montmardre - Camille Pissarro

Impressionism: (art style, technique)

  • Short, thick strokes of paint quickly capture the essence of the subject, rather than its details. The paint is often applied impasto.
  • Colours are applied side-by-side with as little mixing as possible, creating a vibrant surface. The optical mixing of colours occurs in the eye of the viewer.
  • Grays and dark tones are produced by mixing complementary colours. Pure impressionism avoids the use of black paint.
  • Wet paint is placed into wet paint without waiting for successive applications to dry, producing softer edges and intermingling of colour.
  • Painters often worked in the evening to produce effets de soir—the shadowy effects of evening or twilight.
  • Impressionist paintings do not exploit the transparency of thin paint films (glazes), which earlier artists manipulated carefully to produce effects. The impressionist painting surface is typically opaque.
  • The play of natural light is emphasized. Close attention is paid to the reflection of colours from object to object.
  • In paintings made en plein air (outdoors), shadows are boldly painted with the blue of the sky as it is reflected onto surfaces, giving a sense of freshness previously not represented in painting. (Blue shadows on snow inspired the technique.) (Source: Impressionism, Wikipedia)