Golden Age of IllustrationArt History WeekGolden Age of Illustration by STelari
The 19th century marks a huge technology development, with printing techniques improving enough to make newspapers and books a truly mass-popular medium. Along with that, there appeared new opportunities for the illustrators. In the second half of the 19th century, the popularity of illustrated books and magazines reached the highest level recorded by that time and it eventually became the foundation to border the official beginning of the Golden Age of Illustration's timespan: 1880's. Formally it lasted until 1910's-1920's, with variations between Europe and North America.
The core illustrators lived a long time after this period and continued creating pictures in their style - which is defined as typical for the Golden Age. However, new styles and the slow decrease of popularity of book and newspaper illustrations (supported by the rising popularity of photography) after the World War determined the formal end of this age. The European illustrators were influenced mo
Christmas Cheer 2014 ContestLast year our Christmas Cheer contest had a great turnout, and looking back, I wished we could have given more prizes! So this year, rather than trying to grant a bunch of wishes off the list and use up all of the group's funds. We are upping the prizes and amount of winners for the contest.Christmas Cheer 2014 Contest by SantaDoesExist
There will be a winner for each category (and if we can gather enough prize donations, runner up positions as well!)
Here are the categories:
Traditional Media Art
The winner of each category will receive 1000 and a special Christmas Sculpt by LittleCLUUs each!
The piece must be made AFTER September 1st, 2014
You MUST be a member of SantaDoesExist (new or old all are welcome) to participate
Only one submission per member.
It would benefit you to include how you improved on your work in the description of your deviation.
The piece must be a present for someone you know (This can be a close friend, family member, or an
1. ACEO portrait prize for MistyCascade. (Awaiting info)
2. Commission prize for pink-gizzy. (Awaiting info)
3. Bookmark Portrait for winner of current AN contest (shipping included). (Contest in progress)
Study participants and keywords features:
One month profile feature:
1. New and improved keywords (tagging) guide.
2. Journal about Art Nouveau for artnouveau (in progress).