James Ensor

"The Strange Masks"

 "Masks Mocking Death"

"The Vile Vivisectors"

 "Attributes of the Studio"

"Tribulations of Saint Anthony"

James Ensor (1860-1949) was a Belgian painter associated with the radical artistic group "Les XX." His mature work depicts carnivals, masks, and skeletons with allegorical or sarcastic implications. He is thought to have influenced the development of expressionism and surrealism.
Find more information and high-quality images on MoMA's website for the James Ensor exhibition.

Jean-Gabriel Domergue

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962) was a French painter who specialized in painting the "Parisian Lady" in the 1920's.  Check out this great site that showcases a ton of high quality images of his work here.


Aya Takano

 "On a Moonlight, Their Teeth Painted Black"

 "Di Yue Quan Xi"

 "Space 3"

 "The Wind Came. The Vast Sky was a Light Blue. She Sees a World that Envelops the Entire Stratosphere"

View of the exhibition "Toward Eternity" (2008)

Aya Takano is a Japanese artist associated with the Superflat movement, famously popularized by Takashi Murakami. Her work emphasizes two-dimensionality of form while exposing the fetishes of Japanese consumerism. She reexamines otaku culture by exploring its objectification of women through a new, female perspective. 
See more of her images on the Galerie Perrotin website.

Jan Toorop

Jan Toorop (1858-1928) was a very diverse artist, best known for his works that are in the style of Art Nouveau.  Its obvious how he influenced artists like Darion McCoy who was previously posted here.  Check out this website devoted to him here.  

Matt Furie

Matt Furie is doing some really awesome, hilarious illustration and comic stuff.  The last image is a page from his comic series Boys Club--which is one of the funniest comics I've read in a while.  Check out his website here.


Tanino Liberatore

Tanino Liberatore is an Italian comicker and illustrator.  He is best known for his comic RanXerox which was translated and published in Heavy Metal in 1983.  And yes, that is a Frank Zappa album cover.  Check out his website here.


Stefan Glerum

Stefan Glerum is an awesome illustrator based out of Amsterdam.  Check out his website here.


Minjin Lee

Minjin Lee, who just graduated from the SVA Illustration as Visual Essay MFA program, is making some really cool stuff.  Check out her website here.


Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1

Aqua Teen Hunger Force is back!  Only now its called Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1.  Above is just the intro, which is really good, but head over to adult swim to check out the new two-part episode here.

John William Godward

John William Godward (1861-1922) was an English painter who emerged from the end of the Pre-Raphaelite era.   Check out this great gallery of his work here.


Benjamin Ducroz

Really cool animations from Benjamin Ducroz, using a variety of materials and styles. Be sure to check out all of his other work!

Clare Mallison

Some cool work from London's Clare Mallison.  Check out her website here.