The Enchanting Pleasures of Parnassus & Cythera

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

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.

Maria Theresia (Walburga Amalia Christina) von Habsburg (1717-1780), Holy Roman Empress. From the series 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 1 month 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 2 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

Belle van Zuylen. 
Also known as Isabelle de Charrière (1740 – 1805), was a remarkable, free-spirited Dutch noble woman of many talents, a writer of the age of the Enlightenment. She is now best known for her letters although she also wrote novels, pamphlets, letters, music and plays. She took a keen interest in the society and politics of her age, and her work around the time of the French Revolution is regarded as being of particular interest.  The writings of this enlightened woman, not unlike Jane Austen’s, tackled the intricacies of high society, particularly in matters of love.
Belle is one of a very few my most beloved historical figures. :)

Belle van Zuylen.

Also known as Isabelle de Charrière (1740 – 1805), was a remarkable, free-spirited Dutch noble woman of many talents, a writer of the age of the Enlightenment. She is now best known for her letters although she also wrote novels, pamphlets, letters, music and plays. She took a keen interest in the society and politics of her age, and her work around the time of the French Revolution is regarded as being of particular interest.  The writings of this enlightened woman, not unlike Jane Austen’s, tackled the intricacies of high society, particularly in matters of love.

Belle is one of a very few my most beloved historical figures. :)

Love or The Art of Kissing

Love or The Art of Kissing

Tagged #rococo  #18th Century  #nobility  #eros  #amor  #statue  #park  #parrot  #kiss  #illustration  #love  

Posted 2 months ago by milankovacevic

A little reminiscence of my own workshop I prepared and organized in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2012, The Gallant age or the Enchanted voyage to the extinct world of Baroque & Rococo (Galantno doba ili Čarobno putovanje u iščezli svet baroka i rokokoa). This was a promotional clip I made.

Music: Marin Marais (1656-1728), Chaconne from the opera “Sémélé” (1709)

Tagged #Baroque and Rococo  #promo clip  #workshop  #art  

Posted 2 months ago by milankovacevic

Chinoiserie pattern design for a certain Parisian project. More details soon. :)

Tagged #chinoiserie  #pattern  #flowers  #peacock  #mask  #bugs  #illustration  

Posted 3 months ago by milankovacevic

The new cover pic for my Kolovrat page dedicated to shirts with my illustrations. Those shirts are for sale. Contact us for orders on: https://www.facebook.com/kolovrat.design. :)

The new cover pic for my Kolovrat page dedicated to shirts with my illustrations. Those shirts are for sale. Contact us for orders on: https://www.facebook.com/kolovrat.design. :)

Tagged #poster  #title page  

Posted 3 months ago by milankovacevic

Ancient Greek woman

Ancient Greek woman



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