The eye takes in so many images every day. Literally millions of individual snippets of life enter our mind every twenty-four hours, and these all go into what we see and imagine in our mind's eye. What goes in, comes back out again, and we hardly notice it. So in our humdrum lives, with the television programs that everyone watches, the national shopping experience, the paper that's in every waiting room and cafe, we are crying out for something a bit different.
Artists not only reflect what is already there in new and interesting ways, they also add to what is by revealing truths we may have forgotten. Getting knee deep into the artistic vaults of bygone eras can help jog those subconscious memories into spinning fantastic and interesting tales which resonate in ever deeper and subtle fashions.
It is a lot of work to trawl through the immense collection of over ten thousand master drawings in this one archive. The scope of work stretches centuries, and with styles from every kind of expression, the ideas can keep flowing. If you need a character, a setting, or just a great and original meme image, this is a brilliant start. Getting ahead of the crowd with something a bit different can be done with a bit of research, a knowing wink, and some fabulous ideas. What are you waiting for? Get inspired.
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