Thursday, 31 October 2013


Elsa taking pictures at Salève near Geneva in Switzerland, 1921
Photo: Berit Wallenberg
(Swedish National Heritage)

Wednesday, 30 October 2013


Untitled, 1923
by Pablo Picasso
Oil on canvas

Picasso, 1923
Photo: Man Ray

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Monday, 28 October 2013

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Friday, 25 October 2013

Lüneburg Portrait

Portrait of a young woman
Germany, ca.1905
Photo: Hermann Schröder

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Calla Lily

Two Calla Lilies, ca.1925
Photo: Imogen Cunningham
Gelatin silver print

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Monday, 21 October 2013

Akira Kurosawa

Poster for the The Seven Samurai

Toshiro Mifune in a still
from Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai, 1954

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1952
Photo: John Deakin
Gelatin silver print

Francis Bacon self-portrait, 1970
Oil on canvas

Thursday, 17 October 2013


Sizaire and Naudin's cars at the Winter Velodrome
Paris, 1909

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Friedrich Nietzsche when Professor of Classical Philology
at the University of Basel in Switzerland. 1872
Photo: Hartmann

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

China Sketch

China Sketch, November 1936
China as sleeping giant. 'Give me Liberty or Death.'
Illustrator: Li Xuan

China Sketch, December 1936
The End of Science (back cover)
Illustrator: Zhong-xin

Monday, 14 October 2013

Russian Billiards

Woman playing Russian billiards, 1932-33
Blvd Rochechouart, Montmartre, Paris
Photo: Brassaï

Sunday, 13 October 2013


Eugène Delacroix 1855
Photo: Félix Nadar

Delacroix was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his careers the leader of the French Romantic school. (Wiki)

Saturday, 12 October 2013


Ophelia Study No. 2, 1867
Photo: Julia Margaret Cameron
Albumen print

Friday, 11 October 2013

Navigational Light

Hornby Lighthouse, erected 1858
Sydney, Australia
Photo: Henry King

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Tony Ray-Jones

A Day at Richmond Park, ca.1967
Photo: Tony Ray-Jones
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Summer Nights

Summer Nights #2
Longmont, Colorado, 1979
Photo: Robert Adams
Gelatin silver print

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Vincent's Sister

Anna Cornelia van Gogh (1855-1930)
Vincent's younger sister.
Photo: F. Rienks

Monday, 7 October 2013

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Smoking Boy

Boy in yellow jersey smoking, 1977
Photo: Mark Cohen
Dye coupler print

Saturday, 5 October 2013


Girl with Leaping Dog
Queens, New York, 1960
Photo: George S. Zimbel

Friday, 4 October 2013


Therese, 1938
by Balthus
Oil on cardboard mounted on wood

Balthus, Paris, 1948
Photo: Irving Penn

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Lower East Side

Allen Ginsberg, 1953
Myself seen by William Burroughs
Gelatin silver print

Myself seen by William Burroughs, Kodak Retina new-bought 2'd hand from Bowery hock-shop, our apartment roof Lower East Side between Avenues B & C, Tompkins Park trees under new antennae. Alan Ansen, Gregory Corso & Jack Kerouac visited, Jack's The Subterraneans records much of the scene, Burroughs & I edited letter-manuscripts he'd sent from Mexico & South America, Alene Lee ("Mardou Fox" of The Subterraneans) typed final drafts. Neighborhood was heavily Polish & Ukranian, some artists, junkies, medical students, cheap restaurants like "Leshkos" corner 7th & A, rent was only ¼ of my monthly $120 wage as newspaper copyboy. Time of "The Green Automobile" poem to Cassady, Fall 1953.
                                                                                        Allen Ginsberg

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Young German Couple

Portrait of a young couple, ca.1895
Berlin, Germany
Photo: Stróm & Walter

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


One-Eyed Jacks, 1961
Directed & Starring Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando in The Wild One, 1953
Directed by László Benedek