German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist Ernst Haeckel was quite a pioneer in his time. He discovered and named thousands of new species, and documented many of those species with over one hundred gorgeous illustrations in his book, Kunstformen der Natur (Artforms of...

I first stumbled across Jennifer Tong's work at a recent 5-woman show at San Francisco's 1988 Gallery. The show just ended yesterday, funny enough, but the works of two illustrators, Allison Torneros and Jennifer Tong, stood out above the rest. What those two ladies had...

Every art blog needs a little bit of nudity, right? I first saw this piece (and its counterparts) months and months ago, and I fell in love with the whole series instantly. Unfortunately, at $700 a pop, it's well past my price range. At least I...

[caption id="attachment_38613" align="aligncenter" width="700"] BLOOD OF A POET, (aka GLASS LIPS), 2007. ©Vivarto[/caption] Glass Lips (English translation), or Blood Of A Poet (literal translation), is Lech Majewski's latest offering for the year 2007. Perhaps it is because I watched Glass Lips back to back with another...

At first glance, Paprika is a stylish sci-fi detective thriller that uses dreams as a reason to explore the limits of animation. The visuals are exhilarating and titillating based on any level of criteria. But while many would be quick to write this film off...

Hong Kong/China, 2006, 131 minutes, 35mm Mandarin Chinese (with English subtitles) Why do the Chinese like to title their movies The Banquet so often? A quick search on IMDB pulled up three entries...