Tune of Darkness

Tune of Darkness
an Art Collection on Darkness Aesthetics

Editor: gaatii
Spec.: 225mm×300mm, 176pp, hardcover
Release date: 2021
Language: Simplified Chinese

Handling rights: all exclude Simplified Chinese.
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绝大多数的经典艺术作品中,无论是中世纪的壁画,文献中的插图,抑或是当代的造型艺术,都能窥见“暗夜”的身影。从古典时代流传至今的文集、讽刺文学、神秘学乃至民俗故事等等,所有一切与“光明”相悖的神话传说和历史事件,都能成为暗夜美学的养分,给予艺术家们灵感与能量,孕育一批又一批“美得极致”的艺术杰作。在本书中,我们邀请了来自全球各地的才华横溢的艺术家,在《暗夜之歌——艺术畅想集》中展示他们那些美得让人窒息的“暗夜”风格线条画,希望能让更多人觉察到黑白艺术的魅力,发现那些被遗忘的杰作。

Whether realistic or abstract artworks, line, as the most fundamental element in the painting, has the power to simply and directly express one’s feelings and emotions. In Line Drawing In Dark Stories, we will gather talented artists from all over the world together to showcase their awesome and impressive dark illustrations, hoping to let more and more people catch on to the charm of the dark art and, find out those stunning forgotten masterpieces.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

chapter one: queer · fantasy
Many artists draw inspiration from religious stories, myths, and legends, and through perception and interpretation, distill those utopian words about supernatural power and other worlds into intuitive artistic expressions that provide readers with a vivid visual experience.

chapter two: cruel · evil
Artists are keen to incorporate evil and enchanting style materials into their paintings, resulting in visual symbols that combine beauty and evil in an attempt to lead the viewer into a contemplative space.

chapter three: weird · absurd
Hieronymus Bosch, a Dutch painter, is regarded as an important enlightener of surrealism in the twentieth century, as well as the muse of inspiration for many contemporary dark surreal artists.

chapter four: fear · skull
Skull is the most intriguing but misunderstood symbol. It appears to be a morbid obsession with death, even the Grim Reaper, but it actually has a positive meaning and connotation, an artistic and symbolic way of irony to remind the world to live life to the fullest.

Author’s Bio
gaatii was established in 2017, based in Guangzhou, China.
We focus on content production in the three areas of design, art, and science, and we are committed to providing readers with high-quality original knowledge through multiple forms.
We believe that the text and design of a good book should be natural, the content is simple, the information is sufficient and full of surprises.
We pursue the artistry and readability of graphics, while focusing on the combination of design function and art, and use it as a goal to create the expression of each product.