Updates 2013-17

N.B. Please note around 2014, someone copied the whole contents of this blog for a blog named alienexplorationses.blogspot.com. Please take notice of the difference in the name.  I have no control of the other blog and can not make any changes to its pages or ask its creator to delete them.
2017

May 2017

23rd June 2017
i) Added: HR Giger's Landscape Work 411 references the cover of Radio Times 18-24 November 1978?

10th June 2017
i) Added: Alien: The Development of Alien by way of Tintin? as an index and summary of articles to do with the Tintin-Alien connection.

9th June 2017
i) Added Alien: Triangle image from original Alien script references "The Adventures of Tintin: The Black Island"?

5th June 2017
i) Added Alien Covenant: A David's nightmare illustration wth two fgures in a womb (by Matt Hatton) references Mark Rothko's painting Gesthemane?
(Had a bit of trouble working out who did the picture, though it was Dane Hallet but it turned out to be Matt Hatton, but already their names are beginning to merge together)


4th June 2017
i) Had the realisation that the painting hanging in the Vatican called Resurrezione di San Francesco al Prato (1499) by Pietro Perugino oddly looks as if the Henu Barque has been incorporated, as if sharing in the same mystical fads of the time as Leonardo Da Vinci. The next point of realisation is that Jean Delville took notice of the connections when he painted Treasures of Satan (No page yet)

3rd June 2017
i) Added: Biomechanoid with three heads (work 508) (1983)  (references Radio Times 2nd-8th June 1979)
ii) I've been tryng to look at the whole concept of the backburster scene as seen in the trailer. It does seem as if Gunther Von Hagens' body plasiticizing is a key thing in David's work room, and then perhaps final alien has qualities of such plasticized corpses too. Since we have this backburster scene in the landing shuttle which explores the idea of the back ribcage and spine being pushed out, one might wonder if he's turning into a mutant. With the spine being pushed out, I wonder if it's just about the idea of looking at the possibilities of the human anatomy after something such as the Body World's exhibition which has been popular in the past. The most noticeable plasticized body usually have their spine removed, but the back ribs look interesting. (No page yet)


30th May 2017
i) Added: Star Wars 38 - Riders In Void  as an echo of Alien

29th May 2017
i) Rewrote and made a separate page for the development of Ridley's idea about having a film about a Space Jockey character, and how early there were signs that it would be someone in a suit. See:  Prometheus: Here Comes The Juggernaut!

28th May 2017
i) Added:  Man Ape by Frank Frazetta (1975)
So I've now made a separate page for Frank Frazetta's Man-Ape painting for Conan which appears to have been painted in 1975 and which I think was referenced in Giger's Mordor IV.

However a little while I go I suddenly noticed something about where the Man-Ape composition was coming from which might give a clue about why Giger appeared to use it. I think it was another one of these paintings that looks as if it referenced Jean-Delville's Treasures of Satan and also Chagall's Icarus painted in 1975 which also seems to reference Treasures of Satan

24th May 2017
i) Added: Alien Covenant: Terrace with garden by Wayne Haag (Homage to Arnold Böcklin's Isle of the Dead)
ii) Had a sudden realisation today that the original Arnie Böcklin's Isle of the Dead appeared to reference the Henu Barque in abstract ways, perhaps the one from the Papyrus of Ani. Not sure what's going on there. But of course, why not?

23rd May 2017
i) Added: Alien Covenant: Creature face by Dan Hallett
ii) Managed to buy the Alien Covenant novelisation and the behind the scenes book on the movie from The Forbidden Planet

21st May 2017
i) Added: Alien: HR Giger's Alien Life Cycle Tableau painting references Radio Times May 16th 1968 FA Cup Final cover illustration 
ii) Added: Mondoshawan concept for Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element" by Patrice Garcia (1992)

18th May 2017
I suddenly notice that the picture mentioned yesterday is referenced in Giger's Samurai.
(No page here yet)

17th May  2017
I find Antoine Valentin Jumel de Noireterre's Le Duel posted up at the Fantastic Art group on Facebook by Christian De Boeck and suddenly realise that this painting would be been referenced in Ernt Fuchs'  Triumph Of The Unicorn. (No page here yet)

16th May 2017
I went to see the movie Alien: Covenant for the second time. I noticed the homage to Bocklin's Isle of the Dead with the poplar trees swinging in the breeze. What there is to make of it , might be another matter still.

14th May 2017
Updated Alien: No, no eyes! with a fragment from an interview with ToryMax

12th May 2017
i) Added: HR Giger's HP Lovecraft's Visit (work 401) references Radio Times Doctor Who photo collage page from 7th May 1970
ii) I went to see Alien Covenant on the IMAX screen today and thought it was a bit of an odd movie. Not quite sure what to say about all the CGI in it, but perhaps I might have appreciated a 3D version more.

11th May 2017
i) Added: Mysteries of "The Adventures of Tintin and Red Rackam's Treasure" as an index page for anything to do with the Unicorn
ii) Added: Alien: Ron Cobb's Derelict Ship Concepts references the Unicorn shipwreck

9th May 2017

8th May 2017
i) Updated Sylvain Despretz's Skullship Concept Art adding comparisons to Salvador "Dali's Atmospheric Skull Sodomizing A Piano" and the Mondoshawan from "The Fifth Element". Yesterday was the 20th Anniversary of the Fifth Element and I noticed the connection.
ii) Added: The design of the Mondoshawan from "The Fifth Element" references the Papyrus if Ani's Henu-Barque?

7th May 2017
i) After reading the reviews and thinking about the interviews for Alien Covenant, I'm half wondering if the next Alien film will surely ask the question about whether Paul McCartney was the Space Jockey and if John Lennon was the alien egg! I honestly would rather that the Space Jockey was a member of a strange alien species in a biomechanoid suit and that his alien cargo was born out of alchemical magic mixed with biology and technology, and that there were many dozens of these derelict ships carrying their cargo through vast spans of time with an idea about there being somewhere in the future that they know about from mathematical predictions and they could see into the future through their telescope. Changing the space jockey into a suit for a humanoid and the fact that suit didn't seem to be very much like the one in Alien seemed slightly silly to the degree that I don't consider the Engineers and the Space Jockey from the original Alien to be of the same civilisation, and others have felt that way too. Of course I'm yet to see this film and as usual with Ridley's work, I will most probably like it.
ii) Very glad to find out that Arthur Lee has managed to say a few words on which pieces of work he did for Alien Resurrection. With that I've been able to steer my brain around the situation and sort out the page a bit. See: Alien Resurrection: Alien Warrior Concepts by Art Lee

iii) Included comparison between part of Giger's N.Y. City IX Jahreswechsel (1980-1981?) (work 459) and an illustration from Radio Times for the Billy Smart's Easter Circus from 27th March 1978 to N.Y. City IX Jahreswechsel (1980-1981?) (work 459) references Illustration by David Smith from Radio Times 23rd February - 1st March 1980  and so the title of the page was lengthened to include this information
iv) Added: Independence Day alien suit concept references the Unicorn shipwreck from "The Adventures of Tintin and Red Rackham's Treasure" 
v) Added: Shipwreck from "The Adventures of Tintin and Red Rackham's Treasure" references the Henu Barque. Yes, there seems to be this conspiracy to get the Henu Barque into the public eye in as many hidden forms as possible as you will come to see, if you have not see already.


4th May 2017
The Premiere of Alien Covenant took place. Naturally I wasn't invited and didn't get invited along to any press viewings either. I will see it probably on the day it comes out in England on the 12th. Would like to go earlier if possible

3rd May 2017
Made a connection between the sunken shipwreck from Tintin and Red Rackham's Treasure story, but didn't make a blog page for it. This is interesting thought because this Tintin story appears to have been roughly used in the Alien plot and so the shipwreck became the derelict ship which also became a Henu Barque. It appears to be a symbol that's an ultimate force in itself as people try to find ways of incorporating it almost as if not doing so meant the end of the world. Perhaps we will find out why people have been doing this in realistic terms. If I watch the video for the Secret and there they have a shot of someone pretending to be Leonardo Da Vinci busily scribbling away trying to work out the Secret, I'm much more likely to think that he was secretly doodling a Henu Barque instead, and I will reveal later on why I should be saying that..

30th April 2017
1) Added: Giger's Landscape (work 404) (1978) references Radio Times' Billy Smarts Children's Circus cartoon?
2) I'm having a thought that Giger became enthusiastic about the Shark Submarine from "The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure". It is something that he surely would have liked. Perhaps he incorporated elements of it into his derelict ship in some way, but I am having trouble seeing exactly in what way. Perhaps there rows of vertical lines like shark gills. Perhaps shapes roughly similar to the cockpit canopy, perhaps the idea of the frame work, perhaps rough forms almost like shark fins but I am no sure. But I would like to see something a bit more definite, or perhaps it's not. So this one is up in the air indeed or even underwater somewhere

29th April 2017
1) Added: Traces of "The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure" in Alien?

28th April 2017
1) Added: Aliens edition of Mad cover illustration and the NECA Alien Covenant alien.

24th April 2017
1) Added: Giger's The Saxophonist (1986) (work 585) references editorial illustration by Arthur Robins from the Radio Times from 23-29th April 1983 for the Eurovision Song Contest

22nd April 2017
1) Added: HR Giger's Woman with Child, 1967 (work 72) references A. Epychaob's "Des Visiteurs Du Cosmos" illustration?

21st April 2017
1) Added: Did an earlier drawing of the ID4 drawing reference the Henu Barque in the Bull Hall in the Temple of Ramesses II at Abydos?

19th April 2017
1) Added: "Napoleon’s Nose, Transformed into a Pregnant Woman, Strolling His Shadow with Melancholia amongst Original Ruins" (1945) by Salvador Dali 
2) Added: Salvador Dali's "Napoleon’s Nose, Transformed into a Pregnant Woman, Strolling His Shadow with Melancholia amongst Original Ruins" references Edward Burne-Jones' "Perseus The Doom Fulfilled" ?
3) Added: Fisher Price Cot Activity Centre 
4) Added:  Fisher Price cot activity centre references Tutenkhamun's Desert Glass Pectoral?

18th April 2017
1) Added: James Gleeson's "The Sower" references Salvador Dali's "Family of Marsupial Centaurs"
2) Added: Salvador Dali's "Family of Marsupial Centaurs" as an index page for items dealing with this painting.

17th April 2017
1) Added a page for comic book artist Philippe Caza which also connects with a giant sleeping head drawing that he did.
2) Added: "Mythologie" (1998) by Jean Giraud which is an image of a giant head sculpture in a room

16th April 2017
1) Added: Alien:Covenant: "Mother-Juggernaut"
2) Updated: Empire magazine (June 1997) exclusive subscribers cover references Gene Szafran's relief for Tomita's album cover for "Pictures at an Exhibition" by way of HR Giger's Alien Monster IV?
3) Added: Giger's Necronom IV references Salvador Dali's "Napoleon’s Nose, Transformed into a Pregnant Woman, Strolling His Shadow with Melancholia amongst Original Ruins" from 1945?

15th April 2017

1) Added: Empire magazine (June 1997) exclusive subscribers cover references Gene Szafran's relief for Tomita's album cover for "Pictures at an Exhibtion" by way of HR Giger's Alien Monster IV?

14th April 2017
1) Added: William Onyeabor "Crashes in Love" album cover (1977) references Ernst Fuch's Triumph Of The Unicorn?
2) Updated: Alien: Giger 's Life Cycle Hieroglyphics Tableau. Obviously the Fuchs etching/ Onyeabor album cover connection is twirling my head around in strange directions.

13th April 2017
1) Added: Totem  (1983) (work 500) references Christ Taken down from the cross illustration from Radio Times 11-17 April 1981, illustration "Idea of the Holy"

11th April 2017
1) Added: Traces of "The Adventures of Tintin and the Seven Crystal Balls" in Prometheus
9th April 2017
1) Added: Traces of "The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure" in Prometheus?

7th April 2017 
1) Added: Radio Times illustration by Clare Melinsky for "Australia: A Long Way Home" from 21 February 1980, is referenced in Giger's painting N.Y. City XXII (1981)?
2) Added: HR Giger's "Power and powerlessness of a relationship" (work 580) (1985) references Radio Times illustration by Wendy Hoile from 10th March 1984 for "A whimper to a grave" BBC Radio play
3) Added: HR Giger's Anima Mia references an engraving from Doctor Faustus

6th April 2017
1) Added an index page for articles dealing with Tintin and Prometheus

5th April 2017
1) Updated: Alien: Covenant: Billy Crudup plays Christopher Oram
2) Added: Alien Covenant: The Hall of Heads

1st April 2017
1) Added: Giger's N.Y. City XVI references Radio Times "Lord of the Rings" cover from 7-13th March 1981
2) Added: Giger's NY City XVI (1981) as an index page for articles relating to this painting 

March 2017  
February 2017
January 2017
 

2016

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July 2016

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