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Truth & Myth: Crows & Ravens in The Game of Thrones

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Truth & Myth: Crows & Ravens in The Game of Thrones

The sagas of Westeros, known as A Song of Ice and Fire and adapted into the wildly reknowned Game of Thrones TV series, makes frequent use of Crows and Ravens as omens, messengers and atmosphere. The foundation of the stories, plots and characters also draw heavily from real-world mythologies.  How much of this is fantasy and how much is rooted in truth? Here we examine the many facets of the Westerosi corvid and how it relates to the real-world counterpart – or doesn’t. Warning: this post contains mild spoilers if you...

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Akiko Watanabe’s Ravens

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Akiko Watanabe’s Ravens

Akiko Watanabe was born and raised in Japan. She studied electrical engineering, Japanese art and culture, and English, and became a professional technical translator of English and Japanese. In 1981 she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she and her husband share their home with their large family of rescued cats, who are often the models for her art. Akiko was always interested in art and is self-taught in painting. Her media include acrylics, watercolor, and pastel, and her favorite subjects include cats and wildlife, sometimes...

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Raven Art of Michael Pape

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Raven Art of Michael Pape

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and self-taught, Michael Pape finds many beautiful things such as animals and nature that inspire his paintings. Always fascinated by realistic painting styles, Michael’s ability to portray dramatic realism in his paintings takes the viewer to a place where they would like to go, but normally cannot. In trying to capture this realism, each painting’s execution can take months, or even more than a year, to finish in either acrylic or a combination of mediums. As a result, the demand for his...

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Emi Fujimoto Autumn Ravens

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Emi Fujimoto Autumn Ravens

Emi Fujimoto  is a young Japanese photographer and artist with an “innocent” macabre style. Ravens, moons, puppets and cats sparkle across her gallery, set against the dim and beautiful world only her lens can create.           View more of Emi’s work here , on Flickr or follow her on Google+: Add Emi Fujimoto to Circles Read the latest car news and check out newest photos, articles, and more from the Car and Driver...

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Special Edition Prints Available

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Special Edition Prints Available

You may now purchase selected prints through FineArtAmerica. The quality and service is great, and they ship all over the world. Look for the Prints button on the image pages, or click below to view the full shop. online free streaming...

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John Cusack & “The Raven

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John Cusack & “The Raven

We have news of John Cusack’s upcoming film “The Raven” which will be directed by James McTeigue.  Cusack is starring as Edgar Allan Poe in  a fictionalized story about Poe teaming up with a detective (played by Luke Evans) to search for a serial killer who has kidnapped the author’s fiancée (Alice Eve) and gone on a murder spree that recalls Poe’s stories.     Click here for Steve’s interview with McTeigue where the director talks about the film. кресло-мешок...

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Karen Bondarchuk Crows: Scavenging Scavengers

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Karen Bondarchuk Crows: Scavenging Scavengers

Karen Bondarchuk, assistant professor of art, will be one of about 30 members of Western Michigan University’s Gwen Frostic School of Art faculty and staff who’ll display pieces in the annual art faculty exhibit, which opened on Thursday and runs through Dec. 23. The works will range from oil on canvas and mixed media to sculpture and, well, crows.  Karen originally began sculpting the birds from scavenged tire, wood, and polystyrene. “I’d see a heap of tires on the side of the road, and I’d imagine a...

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Key Gross: The Inquisitive Raven

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Key Gross: The Inquisitive Raven

    Key Gross is a Russian photographer with an absolutely gorgeous eye for ghostly black and white images. This gem jumped out of his recent posts and I couldn’t help but feature it!

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Aves Noir in October

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In case you missed something, here is what went on in October. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for exclusive links and anecdotes, and to get involved in the conversation! Want to receive our monthly digest in your inbox? Sign up for our newsletter over there on the right-> Film Noir – Creepy Corvid Movies If it is raining and gloomy where you are, then it is time to snuggle up in your favorite blanket, make some popcorn, and watch a really good (or awesomely bad) movie to celebrate Halloween. Ravens, Crows, and black feathered...

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Jutta Maue Kay – Crows on a Cloud

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Jutta Maue Kay – Crows on a Cloud

Jutta Maue Kay is a German native with a passion for human rights and conservation. She has been all over the world, and currently resides in Vancouver, where her newest subjects are in vast abundance. The images she captures of the Ravens and Carrion Crows of the Pacific Northwest are truly special. Each one is infused with the trickster spirit, dark elegance, or intelligent curiosity these birds possess. ©Jutta Maue...

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