The Enchanting Pleasures of Parnassus & Cythera

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

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 XVIIIeme” 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 5 months ago by milankovacevic

Le Printemps à la chinoise (The Chinese Spring)

One of two illustrations I made for the 4th “Bears - In Honor of Spring” exhibition held in Belgrade, Serbia, March 2014.

Pipin von Braunschweig, a Renaissance bear.
One of two illustrations I made for the 4th “Bears - In Honor of Spring” exhibition held in Belgrade, Serbia, March 2014.

Pipin von Braunschweig, a Renaissance bear.

One of two illustrations I made for the 4th “Bears - In Honor of Spring” exhibition held in Belgrade, Serbia, March 2014.

Prince František Kazimir Lichnovský
from the series La Cour des Oiseaux (The Court of the Birds).

Prince František Kazimir Lichnovský

from the series La Cour des Oiseaux (The Court of the Birds).

Tagged #bird  #Illustration  #rococo  #18th Century  #eagle  

Posted 6 months ago by milankovacevic

Zeus (Ζεύς) - the god of the gods - coloured version

Zeus (Ζεύς) - the god of the gods - coloured version

Zeus (Ζεύς) - the god of the gods - lineart

Zeus (Ζεύς) - the god of the gods - lineart



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