Thursday, September 28, 2006

Ron Kitaj Pastels

Kitaj (Ronald Brooks) Born 1932 - Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Camera Lucida

Drawing by Hans Holbein most certainly done using lenses. Looks like rotoscope of live action for animation.

Monday, September 25, 2006


Saul Steinberg (1913-1999)

George Herriman (1880-1944)

Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957)

André Francois (1915-2005)

Gerard Hoffnung's obituary in "Punch" in 1959

Friday, September 22, 2006

Calico Dragon

These are frame captures from a VHS copy of "The Calico Dragon", a gorgeous Cinecolor animated short by Harman-Ising
from 1935.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Yesterday I bought in OXFAM this delicious book by the musicologist and cartoonist Gerard Hoffnung (1925-1959)
You'll find a lot of his work clicking: HERE

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Entartete Kunst

Adolf Hitler (Born, 20th April 1889, "Braunau am Inn", Austria. Died, Berlin, 30th April 1945)

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Art of Portraiture

Charles Dickens daughter by Carlo Perugini

Monday, September 11, 2006



Congo the Chimp painted these pictures in the late fifties under the tutorship of Desmond Morris, who organised an exhibition of his works. Is been said that Picasso was a great admirer of Congo and bought one of his paintings.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Georges Seurat (1859-1891)

Last week we went to see Sondheim's "Sunday in the park with George"...The London's production is an absolute beauty mixing projections, animation and great singing...Wonderful...I felt like revisiting Seurat's paintings and I was delighted to find them as beautiful as ever.