Dali: “I know what the picture should be … We take a duck and put some dynamite in its derriere. When the duck explodes, I jump and you take the picture.”

Halsman: “Don’t forget that we are in America. We will be put in prison if we start exploding ducks.”

Dali: “You’re right. Let’s take some cats and splash them with water.”

Frazetta did work that would later define the barbarian type look and imagery popular in other works such as Conan. He did paintings of classic characters like Frankenstein, King Kong, Conan, and Gollem from ‘Lord of the Rings”. Plus, his death dealer, queen of Egypt, and tiger lady paintings were impressive.

I like how he portrayed the women. A lot of painters just paint paintings where the woman looks like a skinny, scantily clad model in armor (It makes me think that if these women were real, they would just lay around all the time because they were so underfed.), but Frazetta’s women look like they are powerful warrior women.

Classic Ukiyoe woodblock prints from Japan were created by artists, distributed by expert craftsmen, and mostly made for the Edo era peasant. They included a wide variety of topics such as landscapes, people, battles, funny everyday situations, and erotica.


Andy Goldsworth used all natural materials to create his art.

M.C. Escher

Micheal Cheney’s city avenue impression painting:

Catholic religious art such as he art found in the Sistine Chapel.