Thursday, 31 January 2013

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

 Portrait of Gerolamo Barbarigo (?)
 Titian ca.1510
Oil on canvas

Monday, 28 January 2013

Isambard Kingdom Brunel 1857
Brunel was an English mechanical and civil engineer
Photo: Robert Howlett

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Elizabeth Taylor and David Bowie
at their first meeting in Beverly Hills, 1975 
Photo: Terry O’Neill 

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Self-Portrait with a Grey Felt Hat
Vincent van Gogh 1886-87
Oil on Canvas

Friday, 25 January 2013

Thursday, 24 January 2013

William Morris ca.1887
Textile designer, artist, writer  and libertarian socialist
Photo: Frederick Hollyer

Drawing for block-printed fabric
Tulip and Willow by William Morris, 1873

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Francis Bacon
  Primrose Hill, London 1963
Photo: Bill Brandt

Francis Bacon, Self Portrait 1971
Oil on canvas

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

From Travellers’ Children
London Fields, England 1987
Photo: Colin O’Brien

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Portrait of a young sailor
 Karlskrona, Sweden
 Photo: A H Ahlfors

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Clearing Snow on St. Catherine Street
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1901
Photo: William Notman & Son

Friday, 18 January 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Portrait of English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley 1896
Photo: Frederick Hollyer

'The Peacock Skirt'
Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley for
  Oscar Wilde's play Salomé (1892)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Barbers near Seraskerat
Istanbul, Turkey ca.1895
Photochrom Colour
 (Library of Congress)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Deep Snow Drifts
New York City 1958
Photo: W. Eugene Smith

Monday, 14 January 2013

East End girl doing the Lambeth Walk
London England ca.1936
Photo: Bill Brandt

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Constantine, Algeria
 ca.1895
  Photochrom Colour
 (Library of Congress)

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Friday, 11 January 2013

Christy Turlington
Harper’s Bazaar July 1999
Photo: Patrick Demarchelier

Thursday, 10 January 2013

W. C. Fields in 'My Little Chickadee'
Directed by Edward F. Cline 1940


Once, during Prohibition,
I was forced to live for
days on nothing but
food and water.
W.C. Fields

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

 Three Asaro Mud Men, New Guinea 1970
 Photo: Irving Penn

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

H.M.S. Nelson from Lady Macquarie's Point
  Sydney, Australia ca.1890
Photo: Henry King

Monday, 7 January 2013

 Oriental Poppies, oil on canvas
 Georgia O'keeffe 1928

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Portrait of a Lady
  Rogier van der Weyden ca.1465
 Oil on oak panel

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Friday, 4 January 2013

 Aira 1979
Gelatin silver print
Photo: Robert Mapplethorpe

Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Red Baron

Manfred von Richthofen 1917
'The Red Baron'
Photo: C. J. von Dühren

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Olof Nilsson, master painter 1935
(Born 1865)
  Kulladal, Skåne, Sweden
 Photo: Einar Erici

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The Raven #2

Raven
John James Audubon, 1827-1838

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

The Eighth Stanza of Edgar Alan Poe's The Raven

Illustration for The Raven
by Gustave Doré 1883

Edgar Allan Poe, 1848
Photo: Edwin H. Manchester