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)

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart stands in front of her biplane called
Friendship, on June 14, 1928, Newfoundland
Unidentified Photographer
(Getty Images)

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Eighties South Africa

'Lawrence Matjee after assault and detention 
by the Security Police', South Africa, 1985
Photograph: David Goldblatt

The south-east wing of a hostel for black male workers erected during apartheid as part of a scheme to make Joburg city and suburbs white. Alexandra Township, 1 June 1988. From the series Structures of Dominion and Democracy I (detail).

Photograph: David Goldblatt/Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town, The David Goldblatt Legacy Trust.

Monday, 22 October 2018


Amsterdam Canal, (Oudezijds Kolk or Het Kolkje) 1890s
Photograph: Justenus van Rijkom, Amsterdam

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Mark Twain

Mark Twain in the lab of Nikola Tesla in the spring of 1894. Twain is holding Tesla's experimental vacuum lamp, which is powered by a loop of wire which is receiving electromagnetic energy from a Tesla coil (not visible). Tesla's face is visible in the background. Unknown photographer.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, ca.1950
Photograph: J. Malcolm Greany

Jeffrey Pine, Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1940
Photograph: Ansel Adams
Gelatin silver print

Wednesday, 17 October 2018


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, with his model in
front of the painting Aus Salon, ca.1895
Photographed by Toulouse-Lautrec

Au Salon de la Rue des Moulins, ca.1894
by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Pastel and chalk on paper on canvas

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Monday, 15 October 2018

Frederic Leighton

Albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
(National Portrait Gallery, London)

Flaming June, 1895
by Frederic Lord Leighton
Oil on canvas

Saturday, 13 October 2018


The Theater Box, 1874
Oil on canvas

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, ca.1910
Photograph: Dornac
Restoration by Jebulon

Friday, 12 October 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Ariadne (Bride) Cake

Ariadne (Bride) Cake by Lori Cuisinier

 ‘The self-referential and self-replication of the essential “femaleness” in my art had its prepubescent awakening with my family consumption of men’s entertainment magazines and my own psychosexual relationship to that imagery,” says New York-based Cuisinier. ‘The voluptuous “she” impacted my subconscious … While I was not “she”, I could dress (and undress) the part in play and fantasy’.  Posted 4 Oct 2018, (theGuardian)

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and conflict. 2018 (AP)

Monday, 8 October 2018

Selma, Alabama

Sheriff Jim Clark Arresting Demonstrators
Selma, Alabama, October 7, 1963
Photograph: Danny Lyon
Gelatin silver print

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Friday, 5 October 2018

Jean Genet

Untitled (Genet after Brassaï), 1979
Collage of offset-lithographs and coloured pencil

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Atomic T-Shirt

Black River Running

The Moran Arts Foundation has announced the semi-finalists for the 2018 prize, which showcases original works by Australian artists. 
Photo: Jan L Nelson. Posted 25 Sep 2018 (theGuardian)

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

U.S.S. Georgia

After the launch - U.S.S. Georgia at Bath, Maine, October 1904
8 x 10 inch dry plate glass negative
(Detroit Photographic Company)

(The First Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral)

Monday, 1 October 2018

Follow the Sun

Australia’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations
Artwork by Tom Purvis - 1938
Colour lithograph

Follow the sun – Australia’s 150th Anniversary celebrations
Artwork attributed to Douglas Annand, 1938
Colour lithograph and photolithograph