Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Green Lady

Vladimir Tretchikoff, born December 13 1913, died August 26 2006. The most popular artist in the world.

Saturday, August 26, 2006


Mervyn Peake

Kandinsky's woodcuts

Auguste Rodin

Eric Ravilious

David Hockney's Palette

Reading the Royal Academy magazine I decided to scan the images I found most interesting...It's a pitty I had to leave behind the photos of beautiful Rodin's sculptures from his upcoming exhibition. Next time perhaps.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Wassily Kandinsky

Progresion of a painting by Kandinsky photographed by Gabrielle Munter.

In the Tate Modern of London they are showing a magnificent exhibition of early Kandinsky paintings. It is exhilarating and essential viewing.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Pictures of Helga

By Andrew Wyeth. Painted between 1972 and 1984.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Garaycochea 2

These are recent paintings by Carlos Garaycochea. The reproductions are from a catalogue of an exhibition he had in Buenos Aires last year. The originals are quite large acrylics with vibrant colours and splendid compositions. A feast to the eye.
Garaycochea never seems to stop evolving. An example to all of us.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Carlos Garaycochea

These drawings from the late 50's are by Carlos Garaycochea (Buenos Aires, 1928)
Garaycochea was my art teacher. I haven't enough words to express my affection, gratitude and admiration for this great artist, great teacher and great guy. I am still honoured by his friendship and I am very pleased to say that after almost 47 years he still teaches cartooning to new generations of young artists

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Jean-Marc Reiser

"Disgusting Fatso"

-"There are days when the only moment of happiness we have
is when we fart"
"It seems to be sordid to start with...
-But if we look at it from an optimistic point of view....."

"I noticed that women are not afraid of saussages...They are not afraid of dicks...Even less of dicks that look like saussages. That's why something bothers me. A saussage coming out of the underpants scares them a lot..I can't understand a thing."

"Happy people make me shit!"

Jean-Marc Reiser (13/04/1941 - 5/11/1983, France)

A true anarchist and a wonderful artist.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Garden Scene

Florence Nightingale. Hampshire, May 1858.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Steve Bell 1990

Friday, August 04, 2006

Marc Davis

Dear Marc Davis gave me this beautiful set of postcards with his designs for the "Pirates of the Caribean" ride in Disneyland.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Edvard Munch