what artist is known for this "pastoral psychedelia" style?
September 2, 2022 10:48 AM   Subscribe

What artist might the prompt have been for the third image here

It reminds me of the Yellow Submarine movie animation (and Monty Python), but I feel like there was a 20th or 19th century painter with a similar style. I could ask the "creator"/twitter-er, but I feel like this is on the tip of my tongue: work as famous as that of Dali, Magritte and Seurat, so I though Ask might be faster.
posted by ASCII Costanza head to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You mean Peter Max? or maybe one of the New Yorker cover illustrators
posted by TWinbrook8 at 10:57 AM on September 2, 2022 [2 favorites]

Best answer: I got sort of a Henri Rousseau vibe if I'm looking at the correct image.
posted by AzraelBrown at 11:08 AM on September 2, 2022 [4 favorites]

posted by FencingGal at 11:20 AM on September 2, 2022 [1 favorite]

Eyvind Earle?
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 11:30 AM on September 2, 2022

Also, it's hard to put my finger on why, but it does remind me a bit of Manet's Luncheon on the Grass.

And sorry for my previous answer- I somehow skipped that you said Magritte.
posted by FencingGal at 11:45 AM on September 2, 2022

Best answer: Could be Odilon Redon. I've gotten some excellent images out of prompts mimicking his work.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:58 AM on September 2, 2022 [1 favorite]

Looks like Eyevind Earle or Lawren Harris with a side of Teletubbies, to me.
posted by cocoagirl at 1:27 PM on September 2, 2022

Betty Swanwick, maybe? (e.g. the "Selling England By The Pound" cover)
posted by offog at 1:46 PM on September 2, 2022

DEFINITE Odilon Redon vibes in that neck angle, and the textured quality of the big patches of color.
posted by rrrrrrrrrt at 2:58 PM on September 2, 2022

Makes me think of John Alcorn: examples 1, 2, 3.
posted by miles per flower at 5:42 PM on September 2, 2022

He's not usually considered psychedelic, but put a pitchfork in there somewhere and it's a Grant Wood.
posted by bricoleur at 6:40 PM on September 2, 2022

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