This wood engraving depicts the demon Behemoth from the Dictionnaire infernal, by French artist Louis Breton. Behemoth is described as slow and stupid despite his rank. He reigns on gluttony and is sometimes thought to be cup-bearer in hell.
Tags: behemoths, monster, behemoth-demon, demon, bible
I've always thought Celtic crosses looked cool. The image of stone crosses with the intricate medieval ornamentation dotting the rolling hills of Britain and Ireland is almost eerie. It makes me think of a time when the "magic" of the old pagan ways was just meeting the new Roman Christianity. They are like a window into the past; remnants of an older, mysterious world. Not to mention the artwork on the crosses is incredible. I have also been captivated by the art work of the Vikings and Medieval Germanic peoples. Their interaction with the Celts over previous centuries led to similar styles in ornamentation (for example, when you see Celtic artwork that incorporates animal motifs, this is actually Germanic/Norse in origin rather than Celtic, but the Celts adopted the style and used it extensively in their own works. These motifs are now often identified as Celtic as much as they are Norse/Germanic). I have also been particularly captivated by the Mjolnir symbol worn since the Vikings were haunting the high seas. I love it's simplicity and the strength and protection that it represents. So, I am always looking for ways to emulate the Celtic and Norse styles into my own designs. The new design below is no different. It combines the Celtic symbol of the Celtic cross with the Nordic symbol of Mjolnir to create a powerful image that pays homage to the past while keeping the spirit of the symbolism alive in the present day.
Tags: viking, cross, celtic-art, irish, ireland
This powerful design by artist Jeff Bartels features the flag of Italy painted on to a clenched fist. The hand is raised which gives the appearance of strength, power, solidarity and resilience. The fist is beautifully detailed and sits in front of a background that can be customized to any color you like. This stylish raised fist design is a great way to show off your Italian pride and patriotism.
Tags: militant, peace, patriotic-fist, patriotic, resistance
Orca Killer Whale Native American Totem Artwork. Pacific Northwest coastal Native American Indian Tribal Art. Chinook, Haida, Klingit, Tlingit, Lummi, Nooksack, Salish, etc. Washington Alaska British Columbia BC coast. Traditional Native American Orca Killer Whale Totem Art. Pacific Northwest Coastal Indian tribe artwork and sybolism, the powerful totem. Washington, Oregon, BC, Alaska tribes. Ocean mammal wildlife conservation, Salish Sea San Juan Islands whales Orcas art. -Orca Killer Whale Native American Totem Blue Artwork. Pacific Northwest coastal Native American Indian Tribal Style Art. Chinook, Haida, Klingit, Tlingit, Lummi, Nooksack, Salish, etc. Washington Alaska British Columbia BC Coast -Traditional Native American Orca Killer Whale Totem Art. Pacific Northwest Coastal Indian tribe artwork & symbolism, the powerful totem. Washington, Oregon, BC, Alaska tribes. Ocean wildlife conservation, Salish Sea San Juan Islands whales orcas art
Tags: wildlife-illustration, wildlife-conservation, wild-life, wildlife, whales