The Triumph of Death and Death of Ledward in Alien: Covenant

Detail of The Triumph of Death In this painting an army of skeletons wreaking havoc across a blackened, desolate landscape; just like the Engineer city laid wasted. Fires burn in the distance; like those ignited by the Lander explosion and the sea is littered with shipwrecks; like the previously shipwrecked Juggernaut and Covenant. Much like … Continue reading The Triumph of Death and Death of Ledward in Alien: Covenant

Facehugger by Joe Petagno

Facehugger art by Joe Petagno (source: https://folioart.co.uk/) Facehugger art by Joe Petagno (source: https://folioart.co.uk/) Joe Petagno, artist well known for his Motorhead album covers remembers being involved in the concept design process for the Facehugger when H R Giger was not around at Shepperton. Artwork revealed itself to be utilise the design that would be near enough be … Continue reading Facehugger by Joe Petagno

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery in Prometheus

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery, Joseph Wright of Derby (oil on canvas, 1766) A key idea of the Age of Enlightenment—that empirical observation grounded in science and reason could best advance society—is expressed by the faces of the individuals in Joseph Wright of Derby’s A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery. David in this scene … Continue reading A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery in Prometheus

The Raft of Medusa in Prometheus

The Raft of Medusa by Théodore Géricault (1818) Public Domain The travellers pass “the boundary that divides / the second from the third ring”  [Inf. 14.4-5] and see before them a witness to “the horrible art of justice”: a dread work that justice had devised [Inf. 14.6]. The third ring of the seventh circle is devoted to … Continue reading The Raft of Medusa in Prometheus

Flora: Lumpy Gourd

Massam Corrumpit Hard outer casing surrounding a somewhat fleshy substance which seems to be sufficient in satiating appetite. When extracted correctly the remaining shell creates a useful vessel. This concept art was by Matt Hatton I have identified this to be a bumpy gourd. It’s interesting that David mentions it’s sufficient to satiate an appetite, … Continue reading Flora: Lumpy Gourd