The Enchanting Pleasures of Parnassus & Cythera

Blog dedicated to my illustrations, mainly inspired by Baroque & Rococo, as well as by ancient civilizations

Louis XV cameo portrait.

Louis XV cameo portrait.

Eros in a Rococo costume, detail of the unfinished work, Le Bombardement d’un coeur glacial.

Eros in a Rococo costume, detail of the unfinished work, Le Bombardement d’un coeur glacial.

Milan Kovacevic | Society6

Announcing the OPENING of my SHOP on Society6.com! For the first time my works are available for a world-wide online sale!:D

Illustrations of mine are available in various kinds of prints and home decor products. This is the first set available and more art will come soon.

Log on to browse available categories of products and pick your favourite!

Limited time only: FREE Worldwide Shipping when you order from my Shop. Please note that this promotion is NOT automatically available on my Shop, the promotion is only available once someone clicks on the link that I am sharing with you.

Promotion expires October 12, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Rugs.

Posted 1 week ago by milankovacevic

Elephant friends: a merry reunion on Threadless

My new t-shirt design for the site Threadless is ready for voting, next 9 days. :) If you like my merry elephants, please vote for them, preferably with the highest grade, because it is important if you wish me to win. Please just log in to vote with your facebook account. Thank you all. <3

Posted 1 week ago by milankovacevic

Infanta Isabel de Lara Medina Sidonia with her parrot Clopard

Infanta Isabel de Lara Medina Sidonia with her parrot Clopard

Apotheosis of Antinous after his Tragic Death (with Isis and Apollo Conveying Him Aloft) … and Sacred Boar Hunt. Full scenes and details.

Illustrations submitted for the Antinous Games competition. Please vote for me by liking them on: https://www.facebook.com/antinousgayreligion. Thanks in advance.

Arrival to the ball.

Arrival to the ball.

Proserpina / Persephone, the Queen - Goddess of the underworld, Hades. The costume for the Baroque opera seria.

Proserpina / Persephone, the Queen - Goddess of the underworld, Hades. The costume for the Baroque opera seria.

Charles-Ludovic, Marquis de Lally-Tollendal, Grand maître des cérémonies de la Cour. From the series La Cour des Oiseaux (The Court of the Birds).

Charles-Ludovic, Marquis de Lally-Tollendal, Grand maître des cérémonies de la Cour. From the series La Cour des Oiseaux (The Court of the Birds).

Spirit of Nature

Spirit of Nature

Self-portrait with the peacock

There are too many symbols and symbolic to explain the portrait in detail. But, some of my favourite animals/birds are here; the hawk carrying the ribbon with my name is there because the word “milan” represents the same bird in French and German language, for instance.

The maxims are the famous ones taken from the Apollo’s temple/oracle at Delphi:  

"Know thyself" (Greek: γνῶθι σεαυτόν), is one of the Delphic maxims and was inscribed in the pronaos (forecourt) of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. "Know thyself" has had a variety of meanings and it is a warning to pay no attention to the opinion of the multitude.

The other maxim, “Meden Agan (μηδὲν ἄγαν) means ‘Nothing in excess’. Doing something “in moderation” means not doing it excessively.

The monogram of Louis XV, King of France and Navarre (1715-1774), with the snake of infinity, flowers and fruits… Golden ink and watercolours.

Maria Theresia (Walburga Amalia Christina) von Habsburg (1717-1780), Holy Roman Empress. From the series Noble portraits - see throughout my tumblr profile or gathered in one place on: 
https://www.behance.net/gallery/14674701/Noble-portraits

Maria Theresia (Walburga Amalia Christina) von Habsburg (1717-1780), Holy Roman Empress. From the series Noble portraits - see throughout my tumblr profile or gathered in one place on:

https://www.behance.net/gallery/14674701/Noble-portraits

Sebastião José, Marquês de Itapororoca Jacaraí, Conde de Diamantina, with the insignia of the Order of the Dazzling Heart. Second portrait of him, from the series La Cour des Oiseaux (The Court of Birds).

Sebastião José, Marquês de Itapororoca Jacaraí, Conde de Diamantina, with the insignia of the Order of the Dazzling Heart. Second portrait of him, from the series La Cour des Oiseaux (The Court of Birds).

Esprit Boudoir à la Maison du Roy

Title page, vignettes and end page of the charming “Gazette d’Esprit XVIIIème” special edition, made for my Parisian friend’s, in the honour of the first anniversary of her web based page “Esprit XVIIIème” (Spirit of the 18th century). Decorative titles and the hand writing done by myself too.

Illustrations are following the lavish photographs taken in the sumptuous interiors of “La maison du Roy” shop, in Paris, with the models dressed in the 18th century costumes. Ask for your free digital copy of this marvelous artistic enterprise on esprit.xviii@gmx.fr.

& visit the age: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Esprit-XVIIIème/434171679987391?ref=ts&fref=ts Read Less

Tagged #rococo  #18th Century  #love  #crown  #heart  #mask  #Illustration  

Posted 7 months ago by milankovacevic



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