Chris Achilléos has created some of the best-loved
fantasy and glamour art of the past 30 years. His work ranges
from Taarna, the famous Heavy Metal heroine, through
classic Conan covers and the Amazonian women to his
more recent fetish paintings, all the time experimenting with
new techniques and different materials...
collects together a stunning selection of Chris Achilléos's
previously uncollected artwork from the past 15 years, art
that bears all the hallmarks that have made Achilléos
so popular. Included in this volume are examples of the erotic
pinups that have made him famous, paintings inspired by Greek
mythology, Tolkien and Robert E. Howard, and Achilléos's
commissions for role-playing and computer games.
the haunting The Tease (which depicts a woman, who
is clutching a dove, trapped in a spider's web) to the humorous
Bunny Girl (who has the body of a woman and head of a rabbit)
there is something here to tickle everyone's fancy.
through this collection it soon becomes apparent that Achilléos
has a number of passions - apart from beautiful women. He
has a liking of the S&M scene as well as a keen interest
in cats. He even manages to mix the two in several paintings
- most notably Cats, Paws and Claws and The
Animals went in Two by Two.
painting includes a short explanation of the background of
each piece and outlines details including what it was commissioned
for, who the model was and what the artists liked or disliked
about it. I would have liked to have seen a little more information
though, like how long each painting took to complete, what
he was hoping to achieve - and did he think he managed to,
and what he personally gained from each work.
or anyone with an interest in art (not necessarily erotic)
will enjoy this beautiful collection.
better news is the fact that another book celebrating this
artists work is being released in 2005 - with specially commissioned
artwork never published before. I can't wait.
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