What We Love This Week, Volume VIII

Published April 12, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017
Published April 12, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Huang Yan’s Breathtaking Human Landscapes

From Pablo Neruda to Sappho, many writers are renown for their rich anthropomorphization of landscapes in their poetry and prose. In art, however, that process is often a bit more difficult to discern. Thanks to Chinese artist Huang Yan, however, that doesn’t have to be the case. Depicting traditional Song Dynasty tales onto actual human bodies, Yan expresses man’s inextricable relationship with nature, and given the peaceful coloring and lush scenery (don’t the dark tree limbs resemble blue veins?) on Yan’s fleshy canvas, the Taoist influences are as abundant as they are obvious. For more, head over to My Modern Met.

The Secret Lives Of Superheroes

When they’re not busy saving the world or singing with dwarves, what are our superheroes and super-princesses up to? Perhaps Snow White only went for the apple because she felt guilty about smoking her third cig in a row, and maybe Batman’s weakness isn’t his introversion but rather the sprinkled cake donut. Utilizing Roy Lichtenstein-esque pop art and comic book sensibilities to establish a playful tone, artist Greg Guillemin explores the not-so super aspects of the day-to-day lives of our classic heroes and heroines. If you want to see what Spidey, Robin and all the rest are up to during the day, The Roosevelts have got that and more at a mere click away.

All That's Interesting
Your curiosity knows no bounds. Neither do we.