A seductress sits atop an altar of stars, beckoning the viewer into an enchanted scene filled with smoke, skulls and intricately-carved stone pillars. "Altar to the Stars" was illustrated in traditional oils for the album cover of an upcoming Heavy Metal split with Funeral Bastard and Cultic. The piece combines themes from songs by both bands into a single conceptual illustration to be used in both a vertical cassette layout and a square CD/vinyl format.
Altar to the Stars was created by artist Rebecca Suzanne Magar in 2020. This art piece , which is part of the Oils portfolio, is a Paintings artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Fine Art, Realism, Surrealism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Erotic, Fantasy, People. The artwork was created in Oil. The size of the original art is 17 (inches) H x 10 (inches) W.
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I have always been inspired by fantastic and imaginative stories with dark themes. In addition to my love of fantasy, I grew up with a close relationship to (and love for) animals. These ideas and inspirations naturally made their way into my own work while I progressed as an artist.
My work would be best described as imaginative realism or dark fantasy art and has been compared to other traditional illustrative artists such as Frank Frazetta or Jeff Jones. I frequently include animals, death, skeletons, crows and other dark subject matter in my artwork.
As an artist, I try to breathe life into each piece by incorporating both subtle and bold movements. My hope is that the observer not only views the artwork, but also imagines the rushing wind, senses the cold, or hears the sound of wings thrashing in the sky. I aim for each and every piece to be a complete visual experience.