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

Advertisements 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… Continue reading The Triumph of Death and Death of Ledward in Alien: Covenant

Facehugger by Joe Petagno

Advertisements 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… Continue reading Facehugger by Joe Petagno

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery in Prometheus

Advertisements 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… Continue reading A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery in Prometheus

The Raft of Medusa in Prometheus

Advertisements 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… Continue reading The Raft of Medusa in Prometheus

Flora: Lumpy Gourd

Advertisements 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… Continue reading Flora: Lumpy Gourd