Saturday, 30 November 2013

Baltimore Tram

Baltimore, Maryland, 1943
Tram leaving the terminal at night.
Photo: Marjory Collins

Friday, 29 November 2013

The Honey Thief

Venus with Cupid the Honey Thief, 1530
by Lucas Cranach the Elder
German Renaissance painter and printmaker.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

August Strindberg

August Strindberg, Stockholm, 1912
Photo: Sven Åsberg
Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist,
poet, essayist and painter.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Vero Beach

People bathing at Vero Beach, Florida
Postcard - Issued 1930-45

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Manuel Álvarez Bravo, London, 1980
Mexican photographer
Photo: Bill Jay

Monday, 25 November 2013

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop at Harvard Square Theatre, 1977
Photo: Paul McAlpine

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Portrait by Rembrandt

Portrait of Remonstrant Minister
Johannes Wtenbogaert (1557-1644)
by Rembrandt, 1633
Oil on canvas
(Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)

Friday, 22 November 2013

Mujeres Presas

Untitled, 1991-93 - 'Mujeres Presas' Series
Photo: Adriana Lestido

Adriana Lestido is an Argentine photographer and photojournalist.
Her black-and-white photographs document the often difficult place
of women in society.

Thursday, 21 November 2013


Poster advertising Aristide Bruant
in his Cabaret at the Ambassadeurs, 1892
by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Film Noir Poster

Touch of Evil, 1958
Directed by and co-starring Orson Welles

A still from 'Touch of Evil'

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Monsieur Daguerre

Boulevard du Temple, taken by Daguerre in 1838 in Paris,
includes the earliest known photograph of a person.

Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French artist and physicist recognized
for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013

August Sander

August Sander, Self-Portrait, 1925
German portrait and documentary photographer
Gelatin silver print

Middle-Class Children, Germany, 1925
Photo: August Sander

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Friday, 15 November 2013


Unidentified Young Woman, ca.1940s
Probably from Heber Springs, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Photo: Mike Disfarmer

Thursday, 14 November 2013


Aubrey Beardsley, ca1895
English illustrator
Photo: Frederick H. Evans

The Savoy No. 8.
Don Juan, Sganarelle and the Beggar
by Aubrey Beardsley 1896
Graphite and ink

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Edward Weston

Pepper, #30
Photo: Edward Weston
Silver gelatin contact print

Monday, 11 November 2013


Pharisees in the Temple
(Jews in the synagogue), 1648
by Rembrandt

Sunday, 10 November 2013

J. P. Morgan

J. Pierpont Morgan, 1903
Photo: Edward Steichen
Note retouched Rhinophyma and how Steichen lit
the chair's arm to look like a knife.

John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan (1837 – 1913)
was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013


John Deakin, ca.1970
English photographer
Photo: Luke Kelly
Bromide print

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Lucian Freud

John Deakin, 1964
by Lucian Freud
Oil on canvas

Lucian Freud, 1947
Photo: Clifford Coffin

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013

Seaside Snap

Seaside family snap
1920s or early 1930s
From the 'Amersham and Kent House, SE London Series'

Sunday, 3 November 2013


Lovers in the upstairs room of a teahouse, ca.1788
From Utamakura (Poem of the Pillow)
Sheet from a wood block colour printed album.
by Kitagawa Utamaro

Saturday, 2 November 2013

S.S. Great Eastern

The S.S. Great Eastern as gargantuan
advertising billboard at North Wall, Dublin ca.1886
(National Library of Ireland)

Friday, 1 November 2013