Tag Archives: 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, […]

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“Midwinter Sun” by Victor Westerholm (1860-1919) ( Click for big, as usual. ) This is the second in a seasonal series of paintings featuring snow. Westerholm’s bio reads: born at Turku, Finland on January 4, 1860 and died in Turku on 19 November, 1919. He first studied under Eugen Dücker in Düsseldorf. He then became […]

John Young-Hunter 6

A couple of years back I posted a series of winter themed paintings in the run-up to Christmas. ( Go back to the post about Arkhip Kuinji, on the 17th December 2007 ). Those posts were short and sweet, and featured painters whose work I had recently stumbled upon. The only thing that united them […]

Life.Turns: Animating a Cast of a Thousand Strangers 5

(Click this image to see the eight required poses for contributors) There’s a collaborative animation project gathering momentum at blipfoto during the Edinburgh Festival. The idea is that thousands of participants upload photos of family and friends one by one, posed in one of eight poses that together make up an animated walk cycle. The […]

Sylvain Chomet’s Sale of Key Drawings at Arludik 1

Follow this link to see a gallery of drawings from “The Illusionist”. (You might find that these drawings and paintings move into the tab marked “Artists” when the current exhibition is replaced. Look for the thumbnail image for “L’Illusionniste”) The site uses Flash, so give up all hope of good navigation. Here’s one of the […]

A Hundred and One Water Lilies 2

It’s my daughter Lola’s leaving ball next week, and she decided to make a hundred origami water lilies to hold sweets and goodies at the school tables. She finished making the hundred tiny folded cups (plus one spare) this morning, and put them on the ironing board, which happens to have a Friesian cow hide […]

A Research Goldmine at the National Portrait Gallery 3

A couple of years back, I was having a good old moan about The National Portrait Gallery website, and its pathetically small images. The good news is that The NPG site has had a complete makeover recently, and you can find large versions of just about all their stock of images. That’s only a part […]

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A group exhibition in Paris at the Palais de Tokyo, shows this work by Daniel Firman called ‘Wursa, 18,000 kilometers from Earth’. (You MUST Click the picture!) Firmin’s calculations establish that an elephant could balance on the tip of its trunk at 18,00 kilometers from the Earth, though it’s motivations for doing so remain enigmatic […]

Art & Design in The British Film # 16: Alfred Junge 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 Alfred Junge (1886 – 1964) ‘Asked by friends or relations: “What will you be when you grow up?” my answer was invariably: “I’ll be an artist or a Kaiser.” […]

Peder Mork Mønsted 2

The fourth snow themed painting in this series is by a favourite of mine, the Danish artist Peder Mork Mønsted, who lived a long and fruitful life as a painter from 1859 to 1941. This canvas dates from 1918, and goes to show that a snow scene does not necessarily have to be rendered in […]