Every day I see them building the second tallest building on the west coast of the United States here in downtown San Francisco and I can’t help but wonder if these structures will still be standing in a couple thousand years like the Roman aqueducts shown at the top. If so will they hold the same mystique as they are dwarfed by the structures of that distant future.
I’m intrigued to know what these images look like in person. How rich the colors would look under glass on a wall. Maybe one day I’ll get to place one of these originals in such a frame in my house.
For the imagination. To get a hold of the artist you can go to his website Jean Claude Golvin
I’m going to keep adding more and more of Jean-Claude Golvin’s work to this collection because it’s so amazing.
I’m captivated by the way that these images can conjure stories in my mind of the lives our ancestors lived. The inventiveness and tenacity they had to build these homes and works of art in an age prior to industrial means. It is always a good reminder to keep imagining and building upon that lineage.
At times I question why I would bother gathering these images when they are already displayed on sites like deviantart and artstation. And then I remember it’s about the focus of these postings and the joy of discovering these artists works, which in the case of Milek Jakubiec is responsible for much of the concept art for my favorite game series Total War. Check out his other artistic styles at the links above and enjoy.
I do hope they renew this series for another season. With Netflix joining the team I hope they can increase the scale and scope of the show. While the first two seasons lacked some of the dark grimy conditions that I wished to see portrayed from Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories, I’m still a junkie for medieval historical fiction dramas. It would be great if they filmed the whole series, but with ten plus books and counting that’s unlikely.
If you haven’t read this series yet you need to treat yourself to this enthralling tale of Saxons and the Norse invaders of England during Alfred the Greats reign.
These are the last two in the series, bring the total to ten books. They aren’t long reads and if you are drawn to historical fiction that focuses on the warriors of old then you’ll really enjoy these tales.