Mister Finch Lives in a Fairy Tale World

All images, except where noted, from Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World by Mister Finch © 2014, published by Glitterati Incorporated. GlitteratiIncorporated.com Article From 2014 Winter Issue #29 Subscribe // Print // Digital Ask Mister Finch to inscribe his book...
Alphonse Mucha, The Nature, around 1900. Collection F. W. Neess, Photo- Museum Wiesbaden : Bernd Fickert

The Exhibition of A Lifetime

Feature Image: Alphonse Mucha, The Nature, around 1900. Collection F. W. Neess, Photo- Museum Wiesbaden : Bernd Fickert They come one after another, these treasures, nearly too many, too much, to absorb. There are the...

Tips on Creating A Painting Using Acrylic or Watercolor Paints

Set up a comfortable and peaceful area to begin your art. This may include lighting a candle or incense and playing your favorite music in the background. I like to choose crystals from my...

Gold Fairy Glow

“What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?” —Oscar Wilde I call this DIY green-gold herbal libation the Gold Fairy in homage to that notorious spirit of the fin de siècle period,...
All images © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Art Nouveau Elvenlands

All images © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937. Tne moment, I was walking through the steel-and-concrete labyrinth of New York City. The next, I had entered the Morgan Library, taken its glass elevator to the...
Portrait of Daria and Kambriel as Art Nouveau sisters

The Illustrated Conjurings of Daria Hlazatova

  Daria Hlazatova is capable of magic. Paper is her cauldron, and pens are her wands. With these, she summons worlds wherein each person inhabits an infinite kingdom of which they become the prophetess, the...
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CalmWater: Ceramics That Soothe Like a Still Sea

Spend some time gazing at one of New Hampshire artist Stephanie Young’s stunning ceramic pieces—most are delicate, elegant vases with sensuous curves that beg to be stroked—and you might feel the tension begin to...
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Bonding with Birds at the Ohio School of Falconry

One likely reason owls love us so much is because senior editor Grace Nuth spends much of her spare time cozying up to them, when she's not interviewing Toby Froud about Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance or talking to Gibbous Fashions about...
Serpents and Sorceresses—a decadent assortment of antique Art Nouveau brooches and buttons, including interlaced serpents accented with shimmering garnets and marcasite, a fluttering of bats, plus the witchy women who are perfectly content to share their time with either (and perhaps be convinced to tell your fortune while doing so).

Art Nouveau by Moonlight

As the dawn of a new century approached and cityscapes became grayer, smokier, and increasingly mechanized, a group of artists found themselves yearning for something more organic, compelled to bring a sense of romance...
Photography: Marketa Novak Model: Hana Vágnerová Gown: PONER Mua: Lenka Odehnalová

Prague’s Obecní Dům

"This photo shoot in Prague’s Obecní Dům (Municipal House) was a dream come true for me. I never thought that I would experience such a thing. I wish every person the opportunity to explore...