Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Orson Welles Draws-Orson Welles Dibuja

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chaim Soutine

Chaim Soutine (Belorussia 1893-Paris 1943)

Soutine was a Russian artist of Jewish extraction living in France. Produced the majority of his works from 1920 to 1929. He seldom showed his works, but he did take part in the important exhibition The Origins and Development of International Independent Art held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in 1937 in Paris, where he was at last hailed as a great painter. Soon thereafter France was invaded by German troops. As a Jew, Soutine had to escape from the French capital and hide in order to avoid arrest by the Gestapo. He moved from one place to another and was sometimes forced to seek shelter in forests, sleeping outdoors. Suffering from a stomach ulcer and bleeding badly, he left a safe hiding place for Paris in order to undergo emergency surgery, which failed to save his life. On August 9, 1943, Chaim Soutine died of a perforated ulcer. Soutine was interred in Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mexican Political Posters

European Illustration 1979/1980

Ralph Steadman
Brian Grimwood
Ellis Nadler
Frans Evenhuis
Gottfried Helnwein
Heriberto Cuadrado
Sue Coe


Wonderful Edmond Kirazian, KIRAZ, born in Cairo, Egypt on August 25th 1923.
One of the most refined and sophisticated artists I ever met.


Miles Davis on the phone photographed by the great Jim Marshall
who died in New York City on March 24; he was 74.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


From the Indus Valley, third millennium before Christ.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Natural History Artists

John James Audubon (1785-1851)

From a book by Pierre Belon (1517-1564)
Drawing by Robert Hooke's (1635-1703) "Micrographia"
From a book by Comte de Buffon
From a book by William Bartram (1739-1823)
By Robert Hooke
From a book by Comte de Buffon (1707-1788)
From a book by Georges Cuvier (1769-1832)
From a book by Georges Cuvier (1769-1832)

These beautiful images have been created mostly by anonymous artists who illustrated books written by natural history investigators. The only ones of these represented here who illustrated their own books were the great American ornithologist John James Audubon and the British genius of science Robert Hooke.