Saturday, 30 November 2019

Annie Oakley

The American exhibition shooter made her name in Ohio, aged 15, by winning a contest against Frank E Butler, whom she went on to marry. The pair took their talents on tour as part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and she performed all over the world, including for Queen Victoria. She also campaigned for women to be allowed to join the armed forces. Her story was immortalised in the musical Annie Get Your Gun. 
(Baker's Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, 1880's)

Friday, 29 November 2019


Amputee, Hungary, 1916
Unknown photographer (Fortepan)
(Capital of Budapest Archives)

Woman and boy, Hungry, 1935
Unknown photographer (Fortepan)
(Capital of Budapest Archives)

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Amir Khojasteh

Portrait of a Lonely Man #2, 2019
by Amir Khojasteh
Oil on canvas

Comandante, 2018
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, 27 November 2019


Frank Sinatra with his minders and stand-in, who is wearing an identical outfit to the singer and actor, in Miami Beach while filming 'The Lady in Cement' in 1968. Photograph: Terry O’Neill - Iconic Images

Tuesday, 26 November 2019


A young woman protester is arrested by a riot policeman at a demonstration in Prague’s Wenceslas Square commemorating the anniversary of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact armies, which crushed the Prague Spring.  Photograph: Bohumil Eichler, 21 August, 1989

Monday, 25 November 2019

Garden Portrait

Portrait of a Woman Seated in a Garden, n/d
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Dana Schutz

Dana Schutz at her art studio in Brooklyn in December with “Treadmill,” left, and “Boatman,” right. The painter, coming off one of the biggest art world controversies, says she now imagines her audience when she is painting. Credit...Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

The Shooting

"Shooting on the Air"
Inspired by the on-air murder
of two television journalists, 2016
Oil on canvas

Friday, 22 November 2019

Dial M

Dial M For Murder, 1954
British Quad film poster for the Alfred Hitchcock film

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Bauhaus - Monroe

A dancer from the Triadic Ballet, developed in 1922 by Bauhaus teacher Oskar Schlemmer, who also designed the costumes. 
Photograph: Getty Images

Marilyn Monroe  during the filming of  'The Seven Year Itch' 1954. 
Photograph: Sam Shaw

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Musicians In Top Hats

Violinist, ca.1870
Unidentified Photographer

Trumpeter, ca.1870
Unidentified Photographer

Tuesday, 19 November 2019


Sirkeci, Istanbul, 1956
Photograph: Ara Güler
Gelatin silver print

A drunk man at a bar in Tophane, Istanbul, 1959
Photograph: Ara Güler
Gelatin silver print

Monday, 18 November 2019

Head Studies

Study for a Head, 1952
Oil on canvas

Desert Boy, 1995
Egg tempera on canvas

Sunday, 17 November 2019


London Underground - Wembley Park, 1979
Photograph: Mike Goldwater

London Underground - Westbourne Park, 1979
Photograph: Mike Goldwater

Friday, 15 November 2019

Troop Evacuation

Troops evacuated from Dunkirk on a destroyer about to berth at Dover, 31 May, 1940. War Office Second World War Official Collection.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Girl From The Kara Tribe

A girl from the Kara tribe holds a rooster, Dus Village, Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
Photograph: Steve McCurry. Posted 6 Nov, 2019. (The Guardian)

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Tuesday, 12 November 2019


Budapest V. South of Kossuth Lajos Square, Hungary. Underground construction area. 1956  Unknown Photographer. 
(Fortepan) Capital of Budapest Archives.

Monday, 11 November 2019

South Goodwin Lightship Disaster

The South Goodwin Lightship is swamped during a hurricane force storm in November 1954. Seven crew lost their lives in the disaster off the Kent coast. Photograph: Stuart Heydinger - TopFoto

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Tygart Valley

Buying groceries in community store. Tygart Valley, West Virginia. September 1938. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. (Shorpy)

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Interior With Figures

Interior with Figures
by Rembrandt - ca.1627
Oil on oak panel
(National Gallery Ireland, Dublin)

In 1904 this painting, then attributed to Willem de Poorter, was considered to show the game "La main chaude". It is a game in which sleight of hand and close attention are rewarded. One player, the "penitent," hides his face in the lap of a second (called the "confessor," a referee who monitors the game) and places his hand flat behind his back. In turn, other players slap the penitent on the hand, and he tries to identify who hit him. The player who lets himself be discovered becomes the penitent.

Later the painting was reintroduced to the oeuvre of Rembrandt and the interpretation of the scene was rejected as compared with the paintings of the subject by other Dutch artists, such as Jan Miense Molenaer.  
(Web Gallery of Art)

Friday, 8 November 2019

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Dr. Gachet

Portrait of Dr. Gachet, June, 1890
Oil on canvas

The House of Doctor Gachet in Auvers, ca. 1873
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Flora Palace

First Aids Benefit Club, Flora Palace, Amsterdam, I
Photograph: Erwin Olaf - 1983
Gelatin silver print

Monday, 4 November 2019

The Girls

Children who live at Greendale, Wisconsin, a model community planned by the Suburban Division of the U.S. Resettlement Administration. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. September, 1939. (Shorpy)

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Max Burchartz

Unknown Photographer

Grete W. (eyes) ca.1928
Photo: Max Burchartz
Gelatin silver print

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Friday, 1 November 2019