Sunday, 15 September 2019

Homage to Kerouac

Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg at the grave
of Jack Kerouac in Massachusetts.
Photograph: Netflix/PA.
(Posted: 17 Jun 2019, The Guardian)

Saturday, 14 September 2019


Bibliothèque nationale de France

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Self-Portrait, 1804, revised ca.1850
Oil on canvas

Friday, 13 September 2019

Oedipus and the Sphinx

Oedipus and the Sphinx after Ingres, 1983
Oil on canvas

Oedipus and the Sphinx, 1808
Oil on canvas

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Battle Endgame

A girl in the old city in western Mosul, Iraq, near the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri, on 6 July 2017. Photograph: Carol Guzy - Zuma Press.
(The Guardian)

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

By the Sea

Harbour and Chateau Fort, Annecy, France, ca.1895
Photochrom colour print

View from North Pier, Blackpool
Lancashire, England, ca.1895
Photochrom colour print

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Amy Johnson

English Aviatrix Amy Johnson in her Black Hawk Moth
leaving Australia for Newcastle, 14 June 1930
(The Age newspaper)

Monday, 9 September 2019

Sunday, 8 September 2019

August Sander

Gypsy man, ca.1930
Photograph: August Sander
Gelatin silver print

'Test your Strength' Showman, ca.1929
Photograph: August Sander
Gelatin silver print

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Bolivarian Games

The Bolivarian Games marked the 400th
anniversary of the city of Bogota, 1938

Poster for the Bolivarian Games
anniversary of the city of Bogota, 1938
Artwork by Sergio Trujillo Magnenat

Friday, 6 September 2019

Italy 58

Venice, 1958

A free ride, Naples, 1958
Photo: Gianni Berengo Gardin

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Tiller Girls in Blackpool

Two women chatting on the railings in Blackpool. The picture was taken by Bert Hardy using a single-focus box camera. The women are former Tiller Girls Pat Wilson (right) of Bridgend, mid Glamorgan, and Wendy Clarke of Southall in London. Published in Picture Post 1951. Photograph: Bert Hardy

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Edgar Allan Poe

American Poet Edgar Allan Poe, 1849

Daguerreotype, given to Poe's friend Mrs. Annie L. Richmond; probably taken in June 1849 in Lowell, Massachusetts, photographer unknown. Restored by Yann Forget and Adam Cuerden.

The Raven
By Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
            Only this and nothing more.”

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Honoré Daumier

Lunch in the Country, ca.1867-1868
Oil on panel

Third Class Carriage, 1856
by Honoré Daumier
Oil on panel

Monday, 2 September 2019

Diane Arbus

A woman with her baby monkey, N.J. 1971
Photograph: Diane Arbus
Gelatin silver print

Muscle Man in his dressing room with trophy
Brooklyn, New York City, 1962
Photograph: Diane Arbus
Gelatin silver print

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Detective Magazine Covers

Detective Book Magazine, Winter, 1949
Artwork by George Gross

Nick Carter Magazine, November 1933
Artwork by Jerome Rozen

Friday, 30 August 2019

Neal Cassady

Neal Cassady, (mug shot) 1944
Denver Police Department

In June 1944, Cassady was arrested for possession of stolen goods and served eleven months of a one-year prison sentence. (Wikipedia)

Thursday, 29 August 2019

New York

Service With A Smile, ca.1955, New York City
Photograph: Norman Lerner
Archival Digital Print

S. Beckenstein's Emporium, New York, 1953
Photograph: Werner Bischof

Wednesday, 28 August 2019


‘A portrait of my daughter Yali with a comb stuck in her hair.’ 
Photograph: Sam Harris. Posted 4th Apr 2019, The Guardian.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The Interrogator's Garden

The Interrogator's Garden
by Paula Rego - 2000
Pastel on paper, mounted on aluminium

Originally commissioned by the Foundation For Victims of Torture, Paula Rego’s The Interrogator’s Garden offers untold complexities. Here the soldier sits as a camp figure of lust, surrounded by the tools of his horrible trade, each one as mysterious as the symbols in the Arnolfini Wedding. Paula Rego presents a softer side to her interrogator. She draws him as a romantic monster, an object of ridicule (?) a symbol of decadence, weakness, and folly. (