December 2017

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December 31st 2017
i) Added: HR Giger's Mordor I (1975)
Very happy for that revelation to finally come into port as it seemed to be aimlessly drifting at sea for quite some time out of sight.

December 24th 2017
i) Added: The Enigma of William Tell by Salvador Dali (1933)
ii) Added:  Portrait of Mr Emilio Terry (unfinished) by Salvador Dali (1930) references the Henu Barque 
iii) Added Alien Covenant : "Baby Neomorph spine out," concept art (2016) by Stephane Levallois 

December 16th 2017
i) Added: Independence Day: Likely sources of reference for the ID4 alien exoskeleton suits: Comparison to Dali's The Painter's Eye from 1942
ii) Added: Herge's Unicorn Shipwreck references Dali's The Painter's Eye (1942) ?
iii) Added: Girl and Beast (1941) by Injy Efflatoun

December 13th 2017
i) Added: Alien Covenant: Comparison to the Asterix comic book stories. This took a while for me to work out although it seemed obvious that Asterix ought to have been used since day one

December 12th 2017
i) Updated the page about  Max Ernst's Celebes adding a the comparison to Otto Dix's Skat Players and Treasures of Satan, although it all seems a little bit scatty still and connecting it to the list of Henu Barques. I really don't know what was going on in Ernst's life at the time or imagine what he consciously thought about this connection other than it seemed to be the best idea for him to go with at the time adding these things that people he knew would recognise and relate to as something clever. It seems mad to think about this idea of a Treasure of Satan/Henu Barque connection but the idea continues to batter my brains. I wish there was something to really say who was saying what to who about it all those years ago.

December 8th 2017
i) Added: Cryogenic Containment Unit from Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira (approx 1985-86)  references the Henu Barque?


December 6th 2017
i) Added: The Henu Barque Trail: Moebius' illustration for "Europ Assistance" (published 1981) references the Henu Barque and Dali's The Painter's Eye?
ii) Added: Joan Miro's "Figures in the Night Guided by the Phosphorescent Tracks" (1940)
(Yes, this would all bore the average Alien fan, but this is interesting to me looking at the world where creativity for this sort of thing is drawn from and so it might help future concept art for films)
iii) Added: Dali's “The Painter’s Eye” (1942) references the Henu Barque, and also Joan Miro's "Figures in the Night Guided by the Phosphorescent Tracks" (1940)?

December 5th 2017
i) Renamed Alien Resurrection: Source of the Vipers Pit, as Alien Resurrection; Designing The Vipers Pit since this made a lot more sense, perhaps because by now, it's not really an issue about how they came up with the idea for the design any more, and also added a photo of a viper's pit tile from Larry Carr's resume at www.abracadaver.com/.

December 4th 2017
i) Added: Alien:Covenant - David's Lab - mutated alien although the title of this certain page could change
ii) Added: Alien Covenant - Neomorph head splice
iii) Added:Alien Covenant - Odd Studios and Creatures Inc: Meeting and merging

December 3rd 2017
i) Added: Salvador Dali's "Soft Construction With Boiled Beans (premonition of a civil war)" (1936) references Exquisite Corpse landscape by Valentine Hugo, André Breton, Tristan Tzara, and Greta Knutson?

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