Thursday, 29 November 2018

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Hugh W. Diamond

British psychiatrist & photographer, Hugh Welch Diamond
Photograph: Francis Bedford  (1856)

Unknown woman, ca.1853
Photograph: Hugh W. Diamond
Albumen silver print from a glass negative

Sunday, 25 November 2018


A woman with her face painted takes part in a march against sexism and gender violence, in Santiago, Chile.  Photograph: Esteban Félix/AP.  Posted Sat 24 Nov, 2018 (theGuardian)

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Real Gold

Real Gold, 1949
Photograph: Trustees of the Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation

Thursday, 22 November 2018

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead, with Marguerite Churchill,
Warren Hull and Boris Karloff. 1936
Directed by Michael Curtiz

Wednesday, 21 November 2018


Cara Looij

At the age of about 14 I said to my mum: “I don’t think it matters whether someone is a boy or a girl, I think I would love the person rather than the gender.” My mum’s response was: “I think that if you choose to be gay, you’d be choosing a very difficult life for yourself” – and we never spoke about it again. If I could speak to my younger self I’d tell her not to be afraid of being different, you’ll find that it’s the thing you’ll learn to love about yourself when you’re older.’  From the series Queer Letters.  Photograph: Heather Glazzard.  Posted 14th Nov, 2018,  (theGuardian)

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Kunisada Print

The actor Ichikawa, Danjūrō VII
as Soga no Goro Tokimune, 1852
Colour woodblock print

Friday, 16 November 2018

Zhuhai, China

Zhuhai, China, A visitor takes a photo of the Embraer E190-E2 commercial jet on display at the Airshow China exhibition 2018,   Photo: Kin Cheung/AP

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.