The Lost Daughter: Why does Leda steal the doll?

The Lost Daughter is a 2021 film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, based on the novel by Italian writer Elena Ferrante (2015). This is Gyllenhaal’s debut as feature-length film director. I look forward to seeing what she does next. There’s a great soundtrack, composed by Dickon Hinchcliffe. Gyllenhaal has said that working with Hinchcliffe felt more……

PNG Photos Of Window Frames With Transparency

These .png images are transparent over the window part, so you can use them as frames over other photos to make new illustrations. They are all 1200 px wide.

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Cosmopolitan by Akhil Sharma

“Cosmopolitan” is a short story included in The Best American Short Stories 1998. Author Akhil Sharma (born 1971) was only 27 at the time, so this is an example of an author writing about older characters than himself.

The Picture In The House by H.P. Lovecraft Analysis

“The Picture In The House” is a short story of about 3,300 words by American writer H.P. Lovecraft. You don’t have to have read Lovecraft to have been influenced by the work of Lovecraft. The author was a terrible person and if you don’t want to go back to the source, that’s absolutely fine. Guaranteed,……

Thick Dark Outlines In Art And Illustration

Rimsky Korsakov

Thick, dark outlines in art and illustration is associated with several completely different types of art. First, let’s takes a look at thick, dark outlines in fine art, which is a distinctive feature of certain art movements. This painting is called “Woman in Thought II” (1928) and I choose it mindfully. The artist is Gabriele……

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Snowy Landscapes In Art And Illustration

‘Winter Landscape’, Willem Witsen, oil on canvas, late 19th-early 20th c

Like the various underwater scenes, snow can be many colours other than white. The colour of snow depends on the colour of the sky, the ambient light. As you’ll see below, snow can also be quite brightly coloured.

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