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'Caballo Azul' ('Blue Horse) (date not specified) by José Parra. Oil on canvas. 60.96 x 43.18 cm (24 x 17 in). Part of a chess-themed series of works. Contemporary artist. // Artist commentary on this work: The hands of the lady mimic the moves of the horse on the game board. A white horse is reflected on the lenses of her glasses - probably her next attack. // Artist commentary on his general artistic philosophy: Painting is a mental and spiritual exercise. The process is finished when it's…

'Ashling' (date not specified) by Tristan Elwell. Illustration. Materials, tools, dimensions not specified. Contemporary artist. // This character has the same physical properties and energy as Winnie, the heroine of 'Random Magic' (by Sasha Soren) - actually, this portrait in particular would be a great thematically-related image for an early scene in the book featuring a fire horse. // Browse 'Random Magic' by Sasha Soren…

'Knapsack' (date not specified) by Kelly Vivanco. Acrylic on panel. 30.48 x 30.48 cm (12 x 12 in). Private collection. Contemporary artist. // Notes: With her knapsack of mysterious things and her dark hair and enigmatic green eyes, she could easily be a visual depiction of Winnie, the heroine of 'Random Magic' (by Sasha Soren). More on Winnie here: http://wellreadreviews.com/review-30-random-magic and here…

Ivy Nicholson wearing dress by Claire McCardell is standing in front of Marc Chagall's painting Le Soleil Rouge in his studio in Vence, photo by Mark Shaw, 1955

Duray, Tibor (1912-1988) - 1944 Affliction (Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest) Oil on canvas; 150.5 x 100 cm. Hungarian painter, graphic artist and sculptor, winner of the Munkácsy Prize (1969). Between 1933 and 1936 he studied at Vilmos Aba-Novák's independent school. Oil on canvas; 150.5 x 100 cm. Hungarian painter, graphic artist and sculptor, winner of the Munkácsy Prize (1969). Between 1933 and 1936 he studied at Vilmos Aba-Novák's independent school.