Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Grisaille Communists and Puppet

An example of the Gerhard Richter 'grisaille' look mentioned yesterday.  The people here are suitably Cold War in appearance: a caption describes them as 'British Communists.'   They'd been arrested for 'squatting' in a London flat (and presumably plotting against the bourgeoisie).   Amazing to see the woman with a cigarette.

Second image: a Baltimore puppet-maker, Bernard Paul, in 1930, with what looks like a Balinese puppet.   The muddy pink touch-up is unusual--and delightful.