Reflecting on art

Literally.

Light reflects on the glass adding – or hiding – details. I tried to filter them out somewhat and the result was this mellow, pastel effect. Still, rather pleasing.

”Repent in Haste”, Gouache on board, by Harry Anderson (1906-1996)

Illustration for the story by Katherine Greer.
Caption: ”Here, in this very window, might be her ring!”
Redbook magazine, January 1950

Couple on balcony in formal evening dress. Pastel, guache and charcoal on board, by John La Gatta (1894-1977)

Caption: ”It was restful to be near Sara, thought Vilas. You didn’t have to explain things to her. She understood.”
Cosmopolitan magazine, 1949

The Clever Sister. Guache on bard, by Edwin Georgi (1896-1964)

Illustration from ”The Clever Sister” by Margaret Culkin Banning
Caption: ”Beneath the strangely different melodies of their lives ran hidden themes that others never heard; yet one refrain they had in common: ‘Whom does Barney love – my sister or me?”’
Woman’s Home Companion, January 1947

The Butterfly Man. Watercolour on paper, by Harrison Fisher (1875-1934)

Illustration for the book by George Barr McCutcheon
Caption: ”They, too, were seen together very often of late.”
This work also appeared in ”A Garden of Girls”, published by Dodd, Mead & Co., 1910

The Temptress. Oil paint on linen, by Mortimer Wilson, Jr. (1906-1996)

Title illustration for the story by Ann Pinchot
Caption: ”This way, darling” she said… He followed her, as he would follow her anywhere.
The American Magazine, ca. 1945

James McVane, M.D. Oil paint on board, by John La Gatta (1894-1977)

Illustration for a story by Philip Wylie
Caption: ”Every night I dream I’m being chased by a green locomotive. Does that mean  I should give up Creme de Menthe?”
Redbook magazine, April 1938

 

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February 11th, 2017

Illustrators 59: Book & Editorial

”The Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition features over 400 pieces of the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Open to artists worldwide, thousands of entries are considered by a jury of professionals, which include renowned illustrators, art directors, and designers.

Gold and silver medals are presented to the illustrators and art directors whose works are judged the best in each category.”

Adulting || Digital || Emiliano Ponzi || Editorial
House of the dead || Hadar Reuven || Book
By the Pool || Digital || Jun Cen || Book
The Whale Who Lived on A Faraway Hill || Carbon Dust || David Ouimet || Book
Winter Girl || Pen, ink and watercolour on paper || John Cuneo || Editorial
Chinese Space Age || Ink and digital || Yuko Shimizu || Editorial

 

Society of Illustrators

February 11th, 2017

Penned by Tony Harris

If his mouth worked in the same way as his pen, Mr. Harris would undoubtedly be a helluva gifted artist with tons of devoted fans swearing by his brilliant drawings. As it is, he is a helluva gifted artist with an outspoken controversial character wreaking havoc among fans and embarrassing fellow artists; which is just as well because, yeah, devil is in the details. Today, let us focus on the pen which – as we know – is mightier than the sword. Here are some incredible examples of Mr. Harris’ original artwork that were on view at The Society of Illustrators through March 2017.

February 11th, 2017

9. Rei Kawakubo || Object / Subject – Hybrid Bodies / Radical Forms

A radical rethinking of the human form. Accompanied by excerpts from Merce Cunningham’s Scenario dance performance of 1997, with costumes from the Body Meets Dress / Dress Meets Body line, in all their ”lumpy and bumpy” glory.

Hybrid Bodies conclude our tour into the avant-garde universe of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between @ The Met Fifth Avenue.

But we’ll stay in UES a little longer.

August 6th, 2017