(Last Updated On June 4, 2022)

Well, I finally have a third piece to display here. It is called Centauresses and was designed to resemble classic Art Nouveau and Jugendstil illustrations. It was, as with the others, drawn on 14″ x 17″ Bristol board, first in pencil and then in black ink. Hope you enjoy it!

Pip Starr - Centauresses (2016)

Pip Starr – Centauresses (2016)

6 thoughts on “Centauresses

  1. I’m an artist , so I understand the challenges an artist has with representing something like this, since there is no such thing as centaurs. I like the narrative of the Centauresses collecting flowers, very charming.

    • Yes, thank you! I have always been a fan of fantasy art, and it is a tradition rooted really in mythological art. I am particularly fond of the Symbolist painters and the Art Nouveau artists, but really that whole period from late 19th century to about WWII was an amazingly creative and productive period, with its explosion of styles and techniques right before all that abstract nonsense took over. I would love to see some of your art sometime as well.

  2. I really like your work. I think you accomplished the Art Nouveau feeling perfectly, you could had added color, but I can also see that you probably wanted the ink to be the protagonist of your work.

    Pointillism take a lot of time and patience, but the results talk for themselves. Maybe I should also experiment with this art style sometime.

    • Actually, from what I’ve seen of Jugend, and that’s a good chunk of it at this point, it was not common to depict humanoid mythological figures like satyrs, mermaids and centaurs with any clothing at all except in satirical contexts (political cartoons and so on). Some day I may send a bunch of the unposted stuff to Ron. There is some really gorgeous images in there. Meanwhile, search the archives for the Jugend-related stuff I actually did post on here. It’s well worth looking up.

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