Mickey Through the Gears Treasures on Canvas Giclee on Canvas by Krystiano DaCosta is a delightfully steampunk take on Mickey Mouse! Donned in awesome steampunk fashion, this piece comes in an eye-catching metal frame, complete with intricate detailing that expands the artwork into the frame! This is the perfect gift for any steampunk, retro, or mechanical Disney fan, particularly for the price of $150!
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About Krystiano DaCosta:
Hailing from Brazil, Krystiano DaCosta struggled as a tattoo artist until his mother sent him to a fine arts program to hone his craft. DaCosta used his education to further his artistic endeavors, but struggled to make ends meet. He would find his breakthrough on a trip to the U.S., where he found work with Disney as a Imagineer. DaCosta spent years working with Disney Theme Parks to breathe new artistic life into aging attractions. With his wealth of experience with the company, Disney worked with DaCosta to introduce his own line of Disney Fine Art. This has culminated in the Steampunk Steel Collection, a mechanically and vintage influenced art that incorporates metal frames that extend DaCosta's art. Fittingly, his motto for his art is "A frame is not something you add to art...it's part of the art."
Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. However, steampunk and Neo-Victorian are different in that the Neo-Victorian movement does not extrapolate on technology and embraces the positive aspects of the Victorian era's culture and philosophy.
Steampunk most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retrofuturistic 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. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or of the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt, and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative-history-style presentations of such technology as steam cannons, lighter-than-air airships, analogue computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.
Steampunk may also incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction, making it often a hybrid genre. The first known appearance of the term steampunk was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created as far back as the 1950s or 1960s.
Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century. Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.