Sunday, 20 September 2020

The Man Who Stole A Goya

Kempton Bunton outside a London court in 1965
Photograph: Keystone - Getty Images

The Duke of Wellington, 1812 - 1814
Oil on mahogany panel

Friday, 18 September 2020

Jackson Pollock

Red Composition, 19 ¼ x 23 ¼ in.
by Jackson Pollock - 1946
Oil on Masonite


Abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock in his studio in 1953. Photograph: Tony Vaccaro - Getty Images.

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Lennon & Lee


John Lennon in Denim Jacket, New York City, 1974. Photograph: Bob GruenGelatin silver print.


Director Spike Lee near his home in New York, May 14, 2020. Photograph: Andre D. Wagner - The New York Times.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Protest


Protests outside the NUM headquarters in Sheffield, England, during the miners’ strike of 1984. Photograph: Tony Prime - The Observer.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Athena, Oregon


Children outside tent home at the FSA migratory farm labour camp mobile unit, Athena, Oregon, July 1941. Photograph: Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. (Shorpy)

Monday, 14 September 2020

Helene Schjerfbeck


Photograph of the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck
Early 1890's. Unknown Photographer.

The Convalescent, 1888
by Helene Schjerfbeck
Oil on canvas

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Dr. Frankenstein


Poster for the 1931 film FrankensteinIllustration and design 
by Karoly GroszDistributed by Universal Pictures.


A film still showing Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory in the 1931 film.
(Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC)

Friday, 11 September 2020

Studio Portrait

Studio portrait of three young women, ca.1900
Phillips Glass Plate Negative Collection
(Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, AU)

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Chess Grandmaster

Hou Yifan at the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku

Hou Yifan is a Chinese chess grandmaster and four-time Women's World Chess Champion. A chess prodigy, she is the youngest female player ever to qualify for the title of grandmaster and the youngest ever to win the Women's World Chess Championship. Photograph: Andreas Kontokanis

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Family Portrait

Large Family Group Portrait, 1890's
Unknown Photographer
(Vintage Images)

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Saturday, 5 September 2020

André Kertész

Chez Mondrian, Paris,1926
Gelatin silver print

Traveling violinist, Abony, Hungary, 1921
Photograph: André Kertész
Gelatin silver print

Friday, 4 September 2020

The New Trend

Detail from the cover of Shock SuspenStories No 4
August–September 1952, Artwork by Wallace Wood.

The stories in Crime SuspenStories were influenced by the mystery and suspense writers of the period. According to Bill Gaines (EC Comics) they were ‘logical stories in which the villain tries to get away with murder’. In the story for this image, corrupt cops beat a false confession out of an innocent man. In the final panels we learn the real killer was the police lieutenant, who gets away with murdering his wife. Wallace Wood’s art style, with its moodily lit and close-up panels, was named ‘heightened realism.’ (The Guardian)

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Herman Leonard Photos

Dexter Gordon, New York (DXG01) 1948
Photograph: Herman Leonard
Gelatin silver print

Pearl Bailey, New York City, (PRB01) 1950
Photograph: Herman Leonard
Gelatin silver print

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Portrait Holding Hands


Young couple on rock holding hands, ca.1910. 5 x 7 inch dry plate glass negative. Detroit Publishing Company. (Shorpy)

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Henrietta Moraes

Blue couch by Francis Bacon, 1965 - Oil on canvas
Modelled from a photograph of Henrietta Moraes

Henrietta Moraes Lying Naked on a Bed, ca.1963
The Estate of Francis Bacon ©
Photograph: John Deakin