Rowena A. Morrill (born 1944) is an American artist, working in science-fiction and fantasy illustration. She is credited as being one of the first women artists to impact paperback cover illustration. Books of her own work have included The Fantastic Art of Rowena, Imagine (in France), Imagination (in Germany), and The Art of Rowena. She has also been included in many anthologies, such as, Tomorrow and Beyond and Infinite Worlds. Her first cover for a horror novel was for Jane Parkhurst's Isobel in 1977. She continued to work in horror, producing cover art for H.P. Lovecraft collections before turning her attention to science fiction and fantasy covers. Her paintings have appeared on hundreds of book covers, on calendars, portfolios, trading cards and in magazines such as Playboy, Omni, Art Scene International, and Print Magazine. She has created several book cover works for the fantasy and science fiction authors Anne McCaffrey, Isaac Asimov, Samuel R. Delany, Piers Anthony and Madeleine L'Engle. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award five times, once for her book The Fantastic Art of Rowena Morrill and four times in the Best Artist category. In 1984, she received the British Fantasy Award.
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Εργα τέχνης που απεικονίζουν σκοτεινές πλευρές της ιστορίας και του ανθρώπινου ψυχισμού, όπως ωμή βία, ρατσισμό, κακοποίηση και σφαγές άλλων -ΔΕΝ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΛΟΓΟΚΡΙΝΟΝΤΑΙ!! Πρέπει να αντιμετωπίζουμε πρόσωπο με πρόσωπο την ωμότητα και να πασχίζουμε να την κατανοήσουμε με κριτικό και αποστασιοποιημένο τρόπο, αν θέλουμε να φτιάξουμε έναν καλύτερο κόσμο.
Graphics that depict dark aspects of history—such as violence, intolerance, racism, aggressive nationalism, war and atrocity, abuse of others and of the environment in general—have not been censored. We must confront such harsh images directly—and struggle to critically understand them—if we hope to ever make a better world. ocw.mit.edu