Friday, 31 July 2020

Just Colour

Jump In and Move Around, 1961
Oil on canvas

Flower garden, 1908
Oil on canvas

Thursday, 30 July 2020

The Ferry John Brooks

The Ferry John Brooks, 1890
8 x 10 in. dry plate glass negative
Detroit Publishing Co.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020


WSPU leaders Annie Kenney (left)
and Christabel Pankhurst, ca.1908
Unknown Photographer

A suffragette arrested in the street by two police officers in London on the 21st of May 1914, (Dora Thewlis ?). Unknown Photographer. (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Monday, 27 July 2020

South London Exposure

South ‎London, Train To Hastings, 14 ‎May ‎2020
Photograph: Ray Wallis

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman’s untitled piece from her 2004
Clowns collection. Photograph: Cindy Sherman

Untitled #577 - 2016/18
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Streamliner Super Chief

Santa Fe Streamliner Super Chief being serviced at the depot in Albuquerque. Servicing these Diesel streamliners takes five minutes. 
Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the OWI. March 1943.

Friday, 24 July 2020

Angelo Bronzino

Portrait of Stefano Colonna, 1546
Tempera on wood

Portrait of the poet Laura Battiferri, wife of sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati, by Angelo Bronzino, 1550 - 1555, Oil on wooden panel.

Thursday, 23 July 2020


Three Colour Flower Basket,  2015
Madake bamboo, rattan, 8 x 14 x 14 in

Large rounded white vessel, 1936
Glazed Porcelain

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

New York Skyline

Manhattan Skyline I. South Street and Jones Lane, 1936
Photograph: Berenice Abbott
Gelatin silver print

Monday, 20 July 2020

Käthe Kollwitz

Mother with Child in Her Arms, 1910
by Käthe Kollwitz - Etching
The Trustees of the British Museum

Woman with a dead child, 1903
(Trustees of the British Museum)

Line etching, drypoint, emery paper, printed on handmade paper. The depicted child is the youngest son Peter Kollwitz, at the age of 7 years.

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Down For The day

Hastings - Down for the day and taking in the fresh air and a good swim in the sea. Photograph: A.M. Breach, 1920.

Saturday, 18 July 2020

The Berlin Wall

Children play on the west side of the Berlin Wall
West Germany, West Berlin, 1961
Photograph: Leonard Freed

Friday, 17 July 2020

Joseph Beuys

Felt and wood

Felt Suit 1970 is a two-piece suit comprising a jacket and a pair of trousers made from coarse grey felt. It is number seventy-seven in an edition of one hundred identical suits, all produced in the same year by the German artist Joseph Beuys. The artist has stated that work can be displayed in any way, although it is usually shown hanging from a wooden coat hanger. The jacket has lapels and three pockets – one on each side of its lower portion and one right breast pocket – and the trousers feature belt loops. There is no lining inside the jacket, nor does it have any buttons, and the seams are machine-woven with grey cotton thread. All of the suits in the edition feature a label on the inside bearing a stamp and the edition number of the work. Another edition of Felt Suit is held in the main Tate collection.

The artist Joseph Beuys at home with his family. He was born in 1921 and is a multi faceted artist, moralist, and a political and social reformer. Oberkassel, West Germany, 1965. Photograph: Leonard Freed,

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Francis Bacon

Lying Figure, 1961
Oil on canvas

Sand Dune, 1983
by Francis Bacon
Oil & pastel on canvas

Monday, 13 July 2020

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Antony Gormley

Sculptor Antony Gormley Photographed in his London studio for a Q&A in the New Review - The Observer. Photograph: Antonio Olmos

The Angel of the North near Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England. Finished in 1998. Sculpture by Antony Gormley, Photograph: David Wilson Clarke.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Police Cases

Authentic Police cases, December 1950
Artwork by Matt Baker

Authentic Police Cases, September 1953
Artwork by Matt Baker

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Real Colour

Black Orpheus, 1969
Oil and collage on Masonite

Medusae, 2018
Pigment print
(From Heavenly Creatures series)

Wednesday, 8 July 2020


Maud Wagner, circus performer and tattooist. Maud Stevens Wagner, thought to be America's first female tattoo artist. 1907. Plaza Gallery, Los Angeles. (Shorpy)

Monday, 6 July 2020

Mack Sennett Girls

"Mack Sennett girls," Washington, D.C., ca.1919
An assortment of the theatrical impresario's bathing beauties
(National Photo Co.)

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Film Fun

Film Fun, January 1937
Artwork by Enoch Bolles

Film Fun, April 1933
Artwork by Enoch Bolles

Thursday, 2 July 2020

American Civil War

Portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee, officer of 
the Confederate Army, March 1864
Photograph: Julian Vannerson

Portrait of Pvt. Edwin Francis Jemison, 2nd Louisiana Infantry Regiment, ca.1861. He served in the Peninsula campaign under General J.B. Magruder and was killed in the battle of Malvern Hill, July 1862.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Stephen & Rusty

Stephen, 2009
Photograph: Catherine Opie
From the series High School Football, 2007-2009

Rusty, 2008
Photograph: Catherine Opie
From the series High School Football, 2007-2009