You might have noticed a few minor design changes here at EroticMadScience lately, as I’ve decided to go a level or so deeper in indulging my inner weirdness and commission art with an appropriate mad science theme. (It’s always a good day, really, when you can spare something that’s merely money and get art in exchange.) Most readily recognizable (since she now appears in the header bar as a sort of presiding spirit for the site) is this:
Yes, it’s the Maschinenmensch from Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis, at a critical moment in her transformation into a virtual Maria. Albeit done a little more explicitly than might have been possible for the big screen in 1927.
The artist who created this image is Hugo Araújo, working for Glass House Graphics. [Faustus May 11, 2018: The original link for Hugo is dead, but there is a modest gallery of his work to be found here, and he has a blog here and a DeviantArt site here.] And I must say, if you ever want to do bespoke fantasy art of your own, I can recommend these folks highly. They’re creative and they’re fun and a joy to work with.
Of course, where would robot Maria be without her mad scientist creator, also rendered for me by Hugo:
Rotwang, that very image of the mad scientist. I really like what Hugo’s done with all those glowing tubes.
I hope you enjoy these images. I might commission more in the future.