Game Of Thrones Heroines As Art Nouveau Paintings

November 25, 2013


This is a small series (there's five) of Game of Thrones heroines imagined by Elin Jonsson in the style of famed art nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha (of that JOB rolling papers poster I had in my dorm room fame, among others). Like them? You can order prints/iPhone cases/throw pillows with the designs over at Elin's Society6 shop. Don't like them? Keep it to yourself, because SPOILER: nobody cares about your opinion. Even your friends only ask your advice so they know what not to do. "Ouch." The truth hurts, I just thought it would be easier coming from me because I'll still go get drunk with you afterwards to ease the pain. "Aww, thanks." You're buying.

Hit the jump for several more.





Thanks to Christina L, who's always dreamed of owning a pet dragon and burninating the villages of her enemies. God, who hasn't?

  • Skippy

    Just in case ... the first one is called "la merde des dragons" wich doesn't mean "mother of dragons" but "shit of dragons" in french ... a bit sad to have something totally wasted by a bad translation

  • Where does it say that? I can't see it.

  • Tyler AitchKay

    In what world is Dany considered a heroine? She lies, cheat, whines, relies on the help of men who A. want her dragons B. want to fuck her or C. want both, and has never once achieved anything through her own gumption, skill or wit.

  • RuleOfThree33

    Umwut? She birthed dragons into a world bereft of them for centuries based on gut instinct, led her people across half a continent of Red Waste, and conquered the warlocks in the House of the Undying, to name a few. And when has she lied or cheated except in the face of oppressors who lied to and cheated her?

  • JimmyThr
  • Vladeon

    Except for when she (spoilers I guess?) bought the unsullied soldiers with her dragon, then killed everyone in the city, got her dragon back and then freed the unsullied. But I guess that was just Drogo's ghost possessing her at the time.

  • Tyler AitchKay

    >kill all guards
    >kill ruler
    >leave a town full of defenseless peasants, children and women in the harshest area of westeros, just waiting for a khal tribe or an adjacent city with similar practices to take over

    Gee what a heroine guys

  • Dar

    Actually, Astapor is not in Westeros, but I guess that is irrelevant.

  • Vladeon

    So, your problem is that she's not a Mary Sue? That sounds like a plus to me. She's not a heroine in the vein of Wondar Woman, but rather in that she's doing the best she can while remaining human. She makes mistakes just like everyone else and she tries to make them better. In the books, leaving those innocent people behind was something she regretted wholeheartedly (even though she left them with a new government that didn't rely on slave trade and left them a free people able to chose their own destiny as a city).

    Sure she's not a perfect heroine, but that's what makes her interesting. She's human and therefore not one dimensional as you would have her be.

    If anyone shouldn't be up there it's Margery Tyrell. All she does is try to use her beauty to gain the throne.

  • Tyler AitchKay

    My problem is that the fanbase praises her as some well developed strong independant character when, after boiling things down, the ONE plan she enacted, the one thing she's done solely by her own will, was actually detrimental to the civilians of that city, but was still played as some EPINWINxD DRAGOONS Dany-saved-the-day shit. When in reality, those people are absolutely fucked.

    (I should mention that I'm speaking strictly about TV!Dany, who is an atrociously written 1-dimensional character compared to everyone else. Emelia Clarke's dreadful acting doesn't help either.)

  • Vladeon

    I see where you're coming from and I completely agree. Dany didn't save the day, she didn't even truly free the unsullied because now they're simply bonded to her instead of the slavemaster. That dichotomy of Dany trying to do what she thinks is best, trying to be a "good queen", and ending up doing the opposite every single time is what I find interesting about her character, because everyone would be much better off if she had the balls to be a conqueror.

    I guess I don't view Dany the same way the general fanbase does. She isn't a strong woman, she has only what every other woman has, her sexuality and the men sworn to it. I see her as a flawed heroine who tries her best to be good despite knowing what she needs to do in order to get what she wants. Instead of taking her dragons, nurturing them and flying to westeros and burning the heck out of everyone in her way she choses to be Harriet Tubman and free all the slaves on a continent that's worthless to her.

    I also have to agree with you about the actress that portrays Dany, she's just a pretty face that has little acting value. Perhaps that's due to the fact that most of the characterization of Dany in the books is done through internal monolgue though.

  • RuleOfThree33

    She actually freed the Unsullied. They chose to remain with her. And most of her Queen's Guard are not there because of her "sexuality" but because they are loyal to her and/or her family. The loyalty of the Unsullied certainly can't be chalked up to sexual attraction. No, people follow Dany because she IS a good queen. She just still hasn't learned the lesson that is central to her hero's journey: only death may pay for life. She'll get it. Eventually...

  • Tyler AitchKay

    Common ground reached on the internet?

    A first time in history, surely.

  • bakuryu

    Only on Geekologie.This website really form people.
    Or maybe so few people can enjoy GW's humor that they have pretty much same opinions on everything.

  • guest

    i call witchcraft

  • Anon the Mouse

    The dragon did all the work.

  • zeldasbff

    Where the fuck is Arya.

  • Elin J

    Don't worry, I'll get to her in time =)

  • zeldasbff

    Can't wait! The other ladies are fabulous, too. :D

  • Kenlin Bros

    Classic Catelyn Palpatine

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