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Miroslav Hák (1911-1978)

Source: Miroslav Hák (1911-1978) – Inversion Process


On the 28th of May 1853, artist and designer Carl Larsson was born in Stockholm. Following a difficult childhood spent in poverty, Larsson got a break when an art teacher recognised his talent and directed him towards a creative career. He started off working as an illustrator of books, magazines, and newspapers, then moved to Paris in 1877, where he…

Source: The Larssons’ Handmade, Homemade Bliss: Swedish Arts and Crafts | A R T L▼R K


On the 21st of May 1688, English poet Alexander Pope was born in London, England. At twelve, Pope composed his earliest extant work, Ode to Solitude; the same year saw the onset of the debilitating bone deformity that would plague Pope until the end of his life. Originally attributed to

Source: Disability and Creativity: Alexander Pope | A R T L▼R K


In this excerpt from the book More than a Muse, which highlights creative women who have been overshadowed by their more famous spouses, see how the artist Lee Krasner worked her way up to the apex of New York’s art scene, only to often find herself reduced to the role of Jackson Pollock’s wife.

Source: Lee Krasner Has Long Been Eclipsed by Her Much More Famous Artist Husband.


Holborn Restaurant Postcard | Zazzle.com

Late 19th Century/early 20th Century: A little trip back in time when going to the theatre or opera was a grand occasion, manners mattered and programmes were beautiful mementoes to be kept and treasured, a time when advertisements pleased the eye in ways they no longer do.

Source: Holborn Restaurant Postcard | Zazzle.com


Long-time followers will know how fond I am of changing vintage photographs and adding a little something extra.
Vintage Notre Dame is a Photoshop-created digital adaptation of a turn of the century photograph of Notre Dame and St Michael’s Bridge (Pont Saint Michel)  The photo is in the public domain at Wikimedia and I have added two textures from Design Cuts.

Available at the following galleries:
Redbubble
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America [14 fulfillment centers in 5 countries]
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Jacques-Émile Blanche, “Portrait of Marcel Proust” (1892), oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay ([Public domain] via Wikimedia)

Jacques-Émile Blanche, “Portrait of Marcel Proust” (1892), oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay ([Public domain] via Wikimedia)

Perhaps the most ironic, darkly comic, and touching death scene in 20th-century literature takes place in front of Vermeer’s painting “A View of the Delft” (1660-1661) in Marcel Proust’s novel In Search of Lost Time (1913-1927).

Bergotte, a terminally ill novelist who has had a decisive influence on…

via Marcel Proust’s Dream of Art


richard-wallace

In 1870, Richard Wallace (1818-1890) received a windfall from his employer the 4th Marquess of Hertford which comprised an art collection consisting of Old Master paintings, 17th and 18th century furniture, snuff boxes and perhaps the second largest assembly of Sevres porcelain in Britain (all in addition to homes in Britain and France as well as land in Britain). Ostensibly the inheritance was a reward for the services Wallace had performed for the 4th Marquess as his private secretary and art advisor, but the long-standing belief was that Wallace was the…

via Exhibition Review – Sir Richard Wallace: The Collector | Enough of this Tomfoolery!


Sign painter in Beer St by William Hogarth, 1751

Sign painter in Beer St by William Hogarth, 1751

Meredith Kasabian of the Pre-Vinylite Society introduces an exhibition of contemporary sign painting she has curated which opens at Oxo Tower Wharf on the South Bank.

via Society Of Sign Painters’ Grand Exhibition | Spitalfields Life


Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

“If you are not feeling well, if you have not slept, chocolate will revive you.
But you have no chocolate! I think of that again and again! My dear, how will you ever manage?”
Madame De Sevigne ( Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne)  French, writer…

via “But you have no chocolate!… My dear, how will you ever manage?” – Art of Quotation

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