|21st Century Vanitas|
The re-opening of art galleries is great to see because this means that the Second Life Artist has not given up on their art in-world. So it is with Digital Art by Atlantis Jewell. This art gallery features photographs from Second Life, photo manipulated and made into a wholly new piece of artwork, barely recognizable from the original photo.
Also featured are real life photo manipulations such as 21st Century Vanitas which is a homage to Juan de Valdez Leal and Audrey Flack who are well known artists in the the 17th and 20th centuries respectively. Flack updated her Wheel of Fortune vanitas off of Leal's Vanitas. Atlantis was inspired by both of these artists to update the vanitas genre to reflect the 21st Century.
Another interesting piece is the Haunting of Hell which is featured in one of Atlantis's new novel with the working title Mystic. So the protagonist has this creepy house and has this piece above his mantel!
Thar Be Dragons Here features the European Dragons of Second Life. They are beautiful creatures who enjoy the freedom of the skies. This piece is a fantasy piece of a final moments of a flying city besieged by dragon's fire.
The great thing about this gallery is that the prices range from L$100-1,000. The gallery owner believes that great art should be affordable in Second Life, after all in Real Life there is a recession going on or is it a recovery now? Either way is unimportant because there is great art at great Linden prices!