Avatar Sparks New Interest In The Strange Visions That Inspired It

Now that we know Avatar's floating mountains were based on China's rugged geography, the Chinese have decided to rename a mountain in Hunan province "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain." And artists are posting their favorite images by Yes cover artist Roger Dean. » 1/26/10 1:30pm 1/26/10 1:30pm

Did Prog Rock's Greatest Artist Inspire Avatar? All Signs Point To Yes

James Cameron spent years creating Avatar's floating islands and crazy dragons, and then an army of concept artists brought them to life. But maybe they had some inspiration from somewhere else? Like classic album-cover artist Roger Dean? Behold the evidence. » 12/14/09 10:37am 12/14/09 10:37am