Category Archives: Illustration

Norman Rockwell Museum Reveals All in ProjectNORMAN- (but teeny-weeny) 1

“Triple Self Portrait” (Please click to enlarge the images) The Norman Rockwell Museum announced the opening of ProjectNORMAN (New Online Rockwell Media Art & Archive Network) today, the 6th of January, which will allow you to look through thirty thousand of Rockwell’s reference photos, preliminary sketches and paintings, and other items from the Museum’s art […]

Charles Tunnicliffe 1901 – 1979 2

The fourth in a seasonal series of short entries featuring snow. Today’s subject is Charles Tunnicliffe; Etcher, engraver and painter, whose principal subject was bird life and the natural countryside. “Company of Whitethroats” ( Please click these images to enlarge them ). Charles Tunnicliffe RA OBE 1901 – 1979 Charles Tunnicliffe was born in Macclesfield, […]

Theodor Kittelsen 0

The third in a pre-Christmas line up of snow paintings. From “The Christmas Troll” (Juletroll ) 1907 ( Click to enlarge, please ) At about the time when yesterday’s subject, Victor Westerholm, was active in Finland, another Scandinavian artist was struggling to make a living in Norway. While we have by and large forgotten the […]

Art & Design in The British Film – The Last Chapter 1

The last in a survey of thirty British Film Art Directors, whose careers were summarised in a book published in 1948, and re-presented here in Articles and Texticles, with all the original text and pictures optimised for high quality presentation on the web,by Michael Hirsh

The New Yorker Magazine Cover for 5th July 2010 0

“After Escher: Gulf Sky and Water” by Bob Staake (Please click this image to enlarge it) More New Yorker covers here.

Art & Design in The British Film #30- Lawrence Paul Williams 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Lawrence Paul Williams (1905 – 1996) Compressed charcoal sketch for “So Well Remembered” RKO Pictures 1947 (Please click these thumbnails to enlarge them) he became the prime mover in […]

Die Duckomenta Gerben Steenks 0

I was going to post a few images of the new exhibition of Die Duckomenta, but the idea of wading (or waddling) through a hundred and twenty versions of the same joke made me grab just a couple of the non-duck images. (below). Based on that Dancing Dutchman. (Click these thumbnails to enlarge them, please) […]

Art & Design in The British Film #29 – Alex Vetchinsky 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Alex Vetchinsky ( 1904- 1980 ) He is an artist of the cinema and does not pretend to be a painter of pictures. His work is never self-conscious and […]

Seasons Greetings 0

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Art & Design in The British Film #28 – Duncan Sutherland 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Duncan Sutherland. (Born 1905 – ) Sutherland is another of those robust and jovial artists; like Vetchinsky, he bothers little about his drawings as such and depends for so […]