Sunday, October 29, 2017

I N V E R T E D . . . objects in art

a 1960 illustration of washed and inverted drinking glasses
a 1960 illustration of washed and inverted drinking glasses
     
I N V E R T E D
    
from an 1873 printing supply catalog,  metal typesetting characters
 from an 1873 printing supply catalog,  metal typesetting characters
     
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1957 family bathroom
an inverted layout in a 1957 family bathroom,  with a strange view outside the window
     
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the 1937 Paris Expo Internationale amusement ride "Le Star", a photograph
a photograph from the 1937 Paris Expo Internationale:  scary-looking technology
     
I N V E R T E D
    
an 1839 library chair for reaching high shelves
an 1839 library chair    click image for full size
     
I N V E R T E D
    
a color illustration from an 1839 fashion publication, blue bonnet
Is the model's head inverted?  From an 1839 fashion publication,
a Western version of face covering.
     
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a Tullio Crali painting of a birdseye view of an urban landscape
 a Tullio Crali painting, 1920s?
     
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the 1939 cover of Norman Bel Geddes' book "Magic Motorways"
"Magic Motorways"  the 1939 cover of Norman Bel Geddes' image book about future urban planning
     
I N V E R T E D
   
Oscar Niemeyer architecture, a color photograph of white domes
Oscar Niemeyer architecture    see full size
     
I N V E R T E D
   
the 1963 Chrysler Turbine, a color photograph
inverted views of the 1963 Chrysler Turbine:  55 of them were built
     
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a running dog by photographer Eadweard Muybridge
an inverted view of a running dog by photographer Eadweard Muybridge
see full size
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a Bernie Fuchs illustration of an inverted empty wine glass
 a Bernie Fuchs illustration
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a George Cruikshank cartoon 1842, "Premium and Discount", 1800s bachelor
"Premium and Discount"    a George Cruikshank cartoon, 1842
     
I N V E R T E D
   
The Expo 1967 Canada pavilion, a color photograph
The Expo 1967 Canada pavilion was an inverted pyramid,  so that
loudspeakers could occupy the inner valley.   Electronic animal
sounds came from the vast expanse,  while people on the
surrounding deck stood on equal footing.
see full size
     
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a 1930 streamline-style love seat by designer Warren McArthur, a color photograph
a 1930 streamline-style love seat by designer Warren McArthur
     
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a 1962 cartoon about a man in an animal trap asking for help
"Certainly. What kind of favor?"  a 1962 cartoon
     
I N V E R T E D
   
1922 wallpaper,  Germany
1922 wallpaper,  Germany
     
I N V E R T E D
   
a René Magritte painting of a cloud in the rain
a René Magritte painting
     
I N V E R T E D
       
"Reverse Censorship Comics!"  a National Lampoon 
magazine cartoon, 1972    see full size
    
I N V E R T E D
   
1970s PEZ candies wrapper graphics in color
1970s PEZ candies
     
I N V E R T E D
   
an F.P. Glasemann 1903 papercut of buterflies
an F.P. Glasemann 1903 papercut   see full size
     
I N V E R T E D
   
Joe Kubert comic book cover art, Enemy Ace Jan. 1969 No. 148, dogfighting pilots
Joe Kubert comic book cover art, 1969
     
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a 1911 George Morrow cartoon about artist and art critic, "THINGS WE HAVE NEVER SEEN"
"Things we have never seen - An opulent artist discovering an obscure and neglected art critic."  a George Morrow cartoon, 1911 
       
I N V E R T E D
   
1972 bold fashion, primary colors
 1972
     
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a Frank Paton cartoon 1883
a Frank Paton cartoon, 1883    click image twice for full size
     
I N V E R T E D
   
1951 linoleum, a color image
1951 linoleum
     
I N V E R T E D
   
"I am blind"  a Roy Delgado cartoon
upside down sign: "I am blind"  a Roy Delgado cartoon   see full size
     
I N V E R T E D
   
Harvey Comics, Little Dot June No. 57
Harvey Comics,  Little Dot
     
I N V E R T E D
   
MAD Magazine 1956 cover by Jack Davis
MAD Magazine, 1956    click twice
            
I N V E R T E D
   
a Rorschach inkblot image
 a Rorschach inkblot:  what do you see in this psychological test?   click twice
       
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