Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I won! I won!

David Lewis Johnson started a monthly art lottery on his blog and I won this month! Lookie what he made me:

The idea I gave him was: "Think of the outlandish costumes and scenery of the planetary romance novels and movies of the 19-Teens and the 1920s as seen through the lens of daVinci's Florence. This setting is what I call daVinci-punk, and it basically asks the question, 'What if the genius of daVinci met a magical artisan equal to his talents, and then Galileo showed them his telescope?' They of course make a space ship."

His description of the above image: "So I put some mages inside the Duomo of Florence, imagined that a considerable volume of gearing would be necessary to prop up all the parts of the rocketship, and decided to send a young court-sanctioned explorer out to visit the Moon."

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Reminds me of the short story "Earthlight", where modern-day astronauts find the tracks of da Vinci's lunar lander and discover where he got the inspiration for the painting "The Madonna of the Rocks".

    Sigh! Very nice!

    yours, chirine