Wednesday, June 29, 2016

My Friend Aquarius

He's a Water Bearer.  The outfit is jaunty; the hand-coloring confident, to say the least.

Monday, June 20, 2016

When Google Just Meant Googly

Attached plastic eyes; the pupils move around.   A luscious expression.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hannah Höch, Always


At present in Helsinki; last week, Bern and Zurich. Saw this Hoch-derived piece of signage in Zurich, where the whole city--indeed the whole country of Switzerland---is celebrating the Dada centenary.   Cabaret Voltaire now a state-of-the-art digitally enhanced "arts destination," complete with expensive pop-up shop, little improv theater (off-limits the day I was there), Swiss white guy sporting dreadlocks AND man-bun (all on the same head), countless brochures announcing dubious pieces of upcoming performance art, etc., etc.  Meanwhile, Hannah Hoch's little scissors retain their wry, burnished gleam.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Don't Let Us Be Tweaked Away

Greasy Topknots--and all.  That headband suggests eurythmic dancing, to say the least.

A Meme for All Seasons

Nice Silhouette of the "New Woman", as she was known around 1890-1914.  An early female-centric meme-for-all- seasons.  Very Thomas Hardy, very George Gissing, very Ford Madox Ford.

And indeed very Ethel Smyth.