Steampunk Art, which is a blog about the origin and history of Steampunk, was created to share information and art that has been inspired by the genre. The focus of this website is to show the wide range of artistic styles that have included steampunk in their work.
The art showcased on this site comes from a variety of sources including: Steampunk conventions, Steampunk art galleries, artists who have been influenced by the genre, and many others. We hope that you enjoy browsing through our collection and find something that inspires you! If you are an artist or curator who would like to be included in our future posts please contact us at: email@example.com
The Art of Steampunk is a Web site that offers information about the art of steampunk. The author, Emma Jane Hogbin, describes herself as a self-taught artist and writer. She says the goal of her Web site is to make readers more familiar with the steampunk genre by giving them access to artists who work in the genre.
The site offers a set of links and descriptions organized by theme. These sections include: ‘Artists,’ ‘Goggles,’ ‘Steampunk Fashion,’ ‘The Steampunk Bible,’ ‘Tools & Accessories’ and ‘Websites.’ In addition, there is a list of books on steampunk for readers to explore.
The Art of Steampunk’s use of simple language and easy organization makes it an ideal resource for potential artists who want to learn more about the art of steampunk.”
Steampunk art is an art that started in the 1980s and is still around today. It’s about a time when steam engines were used for industrial purposes and was at the height of its revolution. The style of art is based on a combination between Victorian fashion, architecture, and the future. This genre of art is greatly inspired by Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Steampunk art can be found in many media like sculpture, jewelry, clothing, and more. The actual name for this kind of art was first coined by James Blaylock for his novel Homunculus which was published in 1985.
Taken from http://www.steampunkart.net/history_and_origins.html
Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. As indicated by the name, steampunk works are set in an era when steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era Britain.
Steampunk perhaps most recognisable by its atmosphere and aesthetics. It may feature anachronistic technologies or futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is also inspired by the cultural styles of the Victorian era. Works of Steampunk often feature anachronistic technologies or futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them. Some examples are fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technologies like the computer occurring at much earlier periods in history (Charles Babbage’s analytical engine).
Conversely, Steampunk can also go for a post-apocalyptic style, or a more contemporary setting reminiscent of the postmodern present.
It also occasionally incorporates elements of fantasy, such as fictional magic systems, wizards and other supernatural creatures, mythological races such as elves, or other romanticised Historic races such as Viking(s).
The term Steampunk was coined
Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that draws on the Victorian era and has a romantic, retro-futuristic style. Many features are often seen in Steampunk: steam power, ray guns and airships, Victorian fashion, and alternate history.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
The early works of science fiction such as Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon (1865), and H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine (1895) are considered important precursors to Steampunk, as is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818). But the origins of Steampunk are blurred by its highly mutable history. Early science fiction writers were already playing with anachronism when they placed their stories in an imagined time, instead of their own time period.
Steampunk was created by writers who wanted to move beyond modernism and postmodernism in science fiction. They were influenced by the writings of Philip K. Dick and William Gibson, who wrote about people marginalized by society in a high-tech world; and by Timothy Leary’s mantra “turn on, tune in, drop out,” which encouraged people to use altered states of consciousness for creative purposes.
Description from wikipedia
Steampunk is an art-form that has grown in popularity over the years and is now a part of mainstream culture. The phrase was coined by K.W. Jeter in a speech at the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Conference in 1982, and the term has since been applied to artists and designers such as Tim Powers, James Blaylock, Bruce Sterling, K.W. Jeter, and Michael Moorcock.
Sterling designed a cover for Bruce Bethke’s 1983 story The Peace War, which was also coined as a term for this subgenre of science fiction.
Steampunk is often seen as being inspired from Victorian era sci-fi but it also draws from other works of history, especially those involving steam power, like Jules Verne’s work.
The Steampunk movement began to grow after an art show called “Steampunk: Objects of Desire” opened in San Francisco in 2006. This show featured original Steampunk art pieces made by various artists who are considered pioneers of the movement including K W Jeter and James P Blaylock. Many of these pieces were featured in magazines and blogs about the Steampunk movement before it became more widely recognized as a “movement”.
The Steampunk genre is often seen as mostly fashion based
Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that generally features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art.
Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art.
Thingiverse user thingiverser lists several more common characteristics as: “Steam power; Vintage Sci-Fi; Anachronism; Early tech; Retro tech; Mechanical; Brass era tech; Steampunk; Victoriana (and other cultures/times); Daring Adventurers (with skills)”.