Weekly art websites: welcome to the future
Tuesday 20 July 2010
This week's selection of websites takes you on a journey from the past into the future, displaying modern worlds and future inventions through the eyes of artists.
Chris Foss - http://www.chrisfossart.com/
Perhaps best known for his depictions of the future featured on the covers of science fiction novels written by Isaac Asimov, James Blish, and Philip K Dick, Chris Foss's futuristic visions take viewers on an epic journey into a world where aircrafts rule the sky and humans conquer the universe in massive spaceships.
Adam Paquette - http://www.paquette.com.au/manifested.html
Australian freelance artist Adam Paquette gives viewers an insight into the future of human civilization, from transparent touch screens to high-tech medical centers housed in bunkers to underground cities.
Nicolas Ferrand - http://www.redwhirlpool.com/
Fast forward a few hundred years and you will enter the amazingly detailed, futuristic and high-tech world of French-born concept artist Nicolas Ferrand.
Imaginary Friends Studios - http://www.imaginaryfs.com
Imaginary Friends Studios is a concept art and illustration studio with a flair for futuristic art. Their online "showcase" contains just a small example of some of the stunning next-generation artworks their team of digital artists has created.
Richard Mahon - http://www.richmahon.com/Welcome.html
Richard Mahon is a concept artist and visual effects artist known for his work on films such as The Matrix, Final Fantasy, The Golden Compass, and Mission to Mars.
George Hull - http://www.ghull.com/art/art_main.php
George Hull is a film production artist who has worked on films such as the Matrix, Star Wars, and Star Trek.
American city of the future from 1925 - http://www.sadanduseless.com/image.php?n=658
An image taken from a 1925 Popular Science Monthly magazine depicting the world as they thought it would be in 1950 - with four-level city streets, blocks of terraced skyscrapers reaching half a mile high, and aircraft landing-fields on inner-city roofs.
Frank R. Paul - http://www.frankwu.com/
Aliens from another planet? Deadly attacking creatures and weird human scientific experiments? Frank R. Paul is an artist many have come to call the "Father of Modern Science Fiction illustration."
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