Jul 27, 2014

Sunday Art Flood: Creatures, Robots and Spaceships

Why do people enjoy stories?

I can't give you a comprehensive answer, but there must be an evolutionary advantage to it. We don't know whether the Neanderthal told each other stories; they're not around anymore. Homo Sapiens, a story-loving creature, has supplanted or absorbed all other human species on Earth.

It seems to me that human language organizes itself around some form of storytelling and so, given the need to make sense of the world and fill the gaps of knowledge, people began to shape their intuitions into vague but poetic explanations of the world. Explanations that featured characters from a world before time, like the raven who created the first people, or the tree of knowledge with a dragon coiled around its roots. Metaphor came into being before it even had a name.

Our ancestors lived in a world rife with magic and danger. It was an enchanted world, one in which invisible forces could be petitioned -- and even threatened! -- to guarantee a good hunt or a bountiful harvest.

We no longer rely on gods or demons or numinous spirits to get us what we want, but the need for enchantment and wonder remains, and this is where art comes in.

My Life I Like
by Lockheed jun mao
Are you ready for a journey into the past that never was, and the eons that may come?


ORC pinup girl
by Adam Duncan


Heggllo!
by Gebe


Gramlyn
by Brenoch Adams


La Cittá in moto!
by Luca Massone


Obadyne
by David Nakayama


Silvan
by George Redreev


My Beard... An Amazing Thing
by Carlos Rocafort


What Remains
by Wayne Barlowe


Saint George the Victorious
by George Redreev


The Lost Fleet: Dreadnought
by David Demaret


Digital Love
by Gebe


Journeying Spirit
by Matt Miller


Mouseteeth
by Aldo Katayanagi


Mr. Wooly
by Muxxi


Flying Bugs
by Cristi Balanescu


Giraffe
by Yoaz



The Soldier of Meteora
by equinoz

Mandy Cotton Candy
by The Midnight Rabbit


Tamanoir de garde calibrée
by Thomas Brissot


Not with a Whimper but with a Bang
by Hector Mansilla


Trapped!
by Daniel Lieske


Draco Rutilus
by Tibor Bedats


The Paladin
by Wei Chen


Steam Robot
by Yu Cheng Hong


MUMorning
by David Cabrera
Have a great Sunday! See you soon.

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