March 29, 2006

Ben Nicholson - 1943-45 (St Ives, Cornwall)

Thursday Challenge: Energy

March 28, 2006

Puffin Post Vol2 No.3

Artwork, Jill McDonald

March 26, 2006

Originally published in the Daily Express, 4 March 1912.

From "A Child of Six Could do it" the book of Cartoons about Modern Art, published by the Tate Gallery, 1973.

Otto Dix - Self Portrait as Prisoner of War, 1947

March 18, 2006

Pub Table Dance

Photo Friday: Technology
These are assembled card automota kits designed by Peter Markey. The one in the middle is a Kissing Machine.

March 15, 2006

Johnny Norms' Whimsical Tour of the Web

No. 2:

You can certainly get very pleasantly lost in Coconino World. There’s lots of it, and the page design is reason alone to spend a little time here wandering to and fro. The name ‘Coconino’ refers to the Coconino country of George Herriman’s ‘Krazy Kat’ strips from the first half of the 20th C. He is represented in the Classics section, but it is his whimsical style that pervades the look of the website’s pages.

Essentially what you will find here is a showcase for a number of comic artists and illustrators, with plentiful offerings of strips, drawings, sketches and some flash animations. You will make the most of this treasure trove with a good broadband connection and a little French reading ability, but don’t let the lack of either of these put you off a pleasurable flit around the pages. You will mainly be asking yourself “Where do I start?”

So maybe try a few highlights:
...this is continued at lovely length on the Elbowroom blog...

Other Websites in the Whimsical Tour (so far)
#1 The Captain Beefheart Radar Station - all about the words, music, paintings & life of Don Van Vliet.

John Minton - Street and Railway Bridge, 1946
British Painter (1917-1957).

March 10, 2006

Puffin Post Volume 2 Number 2, 1968 by Jill McDonald

March 09, 2006

Sándor Bortnyik - Architect Forbát and his Wife, 1924

Olivier Rebufa - Casting, 1990

March 07, 2006

R.I.P. Ivor Cutler

Here's a tip of the glass to that purveyor of delightful nonsense Ivor Cutler, who died 3 March, 2006. Find out about the marvellous poet, songster, humourist, and Glaswegian on the official Ivor Cutler website

Don Driver - Yellow Tentacle Pram, 1980

March 06, 2006

Margit Anna - Grey-haired Fisherman, 1947
Hungarian painter (1913-1991)

March 01, 2006

Flann O'Brien

Curious news that the Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien, an uncategorisable novel published posthumously in 1976, has suddenly seen a staggering rise of interest due to a moment's glimpse on the interminable tv drama Lost. I am heartened that such an erudite, eccentric and utterly bewitching author as O'Brien has been smuggled into so many more lives. I want to hear more news that makes me grin so much!
Here's the full story as related in The Independent.

William Roberts - At the Local, 1970
British painter (1895-1980)