Monthly Archives: December 2006

Painters I Should Have Known About (008) Stanhope Forbes 8

This months’s Mystery Painter is Stanhope Alexander Forbes, founder of the Newlyn School of painters, who lived a long and productive life between 1857 and 1947. This picture shows Florence Munnings (known as Blote), wife of the successful and famous painter Sir Alfred Munnings who lived close to Stanhope Forbes. Later on in the same […]

Click On Small Brick To Enlarge 0

The biggest Lego model you have ever seen Wow.

Roland B. Wilson’s Christmas Cartoon 5

The caption reads: “His ‘Ho! Ho! Ho! I’m home early’ was so convincing, I gave him the benefit of the doubt!” Previous posting about Roland B Wilson.

James Brown R.I.P. 0

He’s been taken to the bridge….for the last time. 1933 – 2006 I don’t feel so good. BBC Obituary Clip

Joyeux Noel 0

I have no idea who animated this, but I offer it to you in the spirit of the season. If you know the name of the animator, please let me know. Oh yes, a Happy Christmas to you and yours.

ILM VFX Microsite 0

Real, Or ILM? This will probably be stale news to all you hip Visual Effects people that visit this site, but I post it anyway, because it might intrigue you as much as it did me. Industrial Light and Magic’s microsite for Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest reveals some nicely presented nuggets about […]

The 50 Greatest Cartoons of all Time 0

What a feast! Jerry Beck of Cartoon Research published a book back in 1994 that gave the names of the world’s 50 greatest cartoons. He polled 1000 animation professionals and their votes made up the shortlist of 50 films. Now CityRag have posted links to all but four of the films for your viewing delight. […]

Mystery Painter #7 8

Last month’s mystery artist was married to the model in the painting, and they both went on to enjoy a long and happy life together. This month there is a relationship between artist and model, but is a bond of friendship that unites them, rather than any romantic ties. In fact she was the wife […]

Update on Minuscule 0

Big thanks to a visitor called Dario who alerted me to these episodes of Minuscule, now visible on YouTube. Go Snail. Go! Watch it, Grasshopper! Sublime.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Photos of Pittsburgh 0

Mesta Machine Company employee, 1913 The Carnegie Museum of Art, (One of the four Carnegie museums in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) has put up an online collection of photographs containing 752 images from 1874 through 1958 showing scenes from mills and factories, street scenes, portraits, and aerial shots of downtown Pittsburgh. The series is composed of photographs […]