Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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.
Posted by Terry Castle at 3:15 PM
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Not possible to see and not want. Nothing zen about it.
Find the photo editor's markups, here and elsewhere, enthralling. (Likewise the rather terrifying Callas rictus caught by photographer.) Gray, blue, black, white, sometimes going pink or yellow. The white-out effects are hypnotizing after a while. Suddenly realizing how Gerhard Richter developed the weird grisaille he used in those paintings of the Baader-Meinhof gang.
Posted by Terry Castle at 10:51 AM
Monday, June 25, 2012
Posted by Terry Castle at 10:42 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Hole 'n the Rock Home--15 mi. south of Moab, Utah. Memorial of A.L. Christensen, famous artist, sculptor and taxidermist and home of Gladys L. Christensen, widow. 14 rooms (5000 sq. feet of floor space) personally engineered and sculptured [sic] into the sandstone rock by Mr. Christensen from 1945 until his death in 1957.' Gorgeous linoleum.
Posted by Terry Castle at 5:45 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Polly Again. A children's book from 1886 by Ella Farman--with lovely pictorial boards. Most surviving copies--to judge by offerings on ABE--are in pretty wretched condition (including mine). Hideously cracked spines, etc. Which means the book was obviously much-read, and perhaps much-prized. I myself am in love with Mr. Himself.
Posted by Terry Castle at 6:03 PM
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
ER--gor bless 'er-- seems to be relishing all the scuttlebutt.
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Posted by Terry Castle at 6:37 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
"He went on to appear in over 30 films and was one of Britain's leading movie stars of the 1920s. Among his memorable roles were Guy Fawkes (1923), Matthias in The Wandering Jew (1923) (which also featured his wife as Judith), Henry IV in Henry, King of Navarre (1924), and Henry V in Royal Cavalcade (1935). "
Click image to enlarge. If you dare.
Posted by Terry Castle at 10:18 PM