Thursday, 15 November 2018

Revenue Cutter

(Revenue Cutter) America's Cup races, 1901
8 x 10 in. dry plate glass negative
(Detroit Publishing Co.)

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Battle of Passchendaele

Soldiers of the Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade on a duckboard track passing through Chateau Wood, near Hooge in the Ypres, 29 October 1917.  Photograph: Frank Hurley

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Prisoners Exercising

Prisoners Exercising, 1890
Oil on canvas

Prisoners Exercising was actually made after a print of Newgate Prison in London by Doré, whose work van Gogh had admired for some years. Van Gogh had begun to collect graphic illustrations from magazines in the early 1880s, and added prints of Doumier, Paul Gavami (1804-66) and Doré
to his collection. He then referred to these works in later years (as well as multiple prints of Millet's paintings), often making several copies of a single image. The prints were in black and white, so van Gogh improvised with the colour, and gave the paintings his own visual interpretation.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Akua Hulu Manu

Feather god (akua hulu manu)
late 18th century, Hawaiian Islands.
Photo: The Trustees of the British Museum

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Friday, 9 November 2018

Paris, May '68

Police remove protesters from the Sorbonne university, Paris, in May 1968.
Photograph: Jacques Haillot/Sygma via Getty Images

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Monday, 5 November 2018

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Northrop Flying Wing

Aerial view of U.S. Air Force's 100-ton Northrop Flying Wing YB-49 jet bomber in flight. Northrop Aircraft Inc., Hawthorne, California, 1948.  

Friday, 2 November 2018

L.S. Lowry

L.S. Lowry in his Mottram studio with two of his latest works: a portrait, and 
'A Man Resting'. November 1957. Photograph: Guardian News & Media Archive for the Guardian.

Factory workers going to work at the Mather & Platt, Manchester, in the snow,
by L.S. Lowry, 1943. Oil on canvas.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018


Halloween, New York City, 2013
Photograph: Bruno Barbey

Halloween, October ‎31, ‎2018
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings
Photograph: Ray Wallis

Monday, 29 October 2018

Frankenthaler & Smith

Painter Helen Frankenthaler and sculptor David Smith
in Frankenthaler's studio, New York City, 1957
Photograph: Burt Glinn
Gelatin Silver Print

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Bridges & Cranes

Lift Bridge, Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, ca.1910
8x10 inch dry plate glass negative
(Detroit Publishing Company)

Gantry Crane, Great Lakes Engineering Works
8x10 inch glass negative
(Detroit Publishing Company)