Sunday, November 29, 2015

F R U I T - i n - a r t - a n d - l i f e

An Adolf Hengeler 1904 painting of a cherub angel with a basket of fruit
an Adolf Hengeler 1904 painting
    
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a René Magritte painting of apples and window curtains
a René Magritte painting
       
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an illustration of 1888 gooseberries
little 1888 gooseberries for a tart,  acidic,  tangy,  sour pie . . .
wash it down with unsweetened lemonade
      
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Carmen Miranda on Busby Berkeley film set
in 1943 Busby Berkeley created this film set for Carmen Miranda's performance
click image twice for full size
     
Busby Berkeley film set
the dancers look tired in this photograph
        
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there are many varieties of plums,  all of them lewd and suggestive ... these are from 1854
      
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An 1886 illustration of mulberries
an 1886 illustration of mulberries . . . rude prurient filth!
      
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a Willem Kalf 1659 painting of fruit
exposed fruit should stay in the marriage bedroom,  and not be vulgarly paraded in decent public ... Willem Kalf knew that when he painted this in 1659 so let's continue,  and disregard all of the vulgar sexual aspects of fruit . . .
       
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adams sour fruit fiesta gum Canada
oh my 
      
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Fisons chemicals for pineapple illustration
chemicals on a pineapple ... who would make love with you now,  tart root?
a Hans Schleger poster,  1960        click twice
      
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an Agnes Miller Parker illustration
an Agnes Miller Parker illustration, 1940s?
      
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1961 Funny Face powdered drink mix for children, lemon
1961 'Funny Face' powdered drink mix for children
 
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1903 ornamental art France berries
1903 ornamental berries from France        click twice
      
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Vincent van Gogh fruit still life
a Vincent van Gogh still life painting       click twice
      
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1922 vanilla farm, a photograph of vanilla fruit
a 1922 "Vanilla bush laden with fruit" ... the paper sheets were for the photograph
      
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a Charles Harper illustration of Libby's canned pineapple
a Charles Harper illustration
      
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an old advertisement for printing inks
          
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a Giovanni Battista Ferrari illustration a lime
a Giovanni Battista Ferrari illustration ... this is how limes used to look,
and here's a modern lime fruit redesigned . . .  
      
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a Willi Exler illustration 1960, wine in a glass
a Willi Exler illustration,  1960       click twice

      
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a Bernie Fuchs illustration of wine and grapes
 a Bernie Fuchs illustration
    
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Franz von Stuck 1909?
"The Young Bacchus"   Franz von Stuck,  1909?       click twice
    
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German Ornament 1886 tree fruits
German Ornament,  1886?
    

Sunday, November 22, 2015

UNDERWATER scenes in art

       
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Louis-Boutan diving tank 1893 Chicago Exposition
disputedly,  the first ever underwater photographer was Louis-Bhutan 
at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago      see full size
       
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a 1938 glass bottom boat
a 1938 glass bottom boat   "Viewing the Submarine Gardens"
       
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Mort Kunstler illustration of shark
a Mort Kunstler illustration      click image twice for full size
       
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a Rockwell illustration for Moby Dick
a Rockwell Kent illustration
       
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Dorothy P. Lathrop illustration of Hitty
a Dorothy P. Lathrop children's book illustration     click twice
       
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a Line Vautrin box 1955 with fishes design
a Line Vautrin box, 
1955        click twice
       
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a 1906 children's book illustration of bare breasted mermaids
from a 1906 children's book illustration ... in that era
bare breasts were not an issue       click twice
      
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Heinrich Kley, Love's Labor Lost, a deep diver and a mermaid
a Heinrich Kley drawing   "Love's Labor Lost"

   

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Ilja Jefimowitsch Repin painting of Sadko
"Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom"
 1876 Art by Ilja Jefimowitsch Repin 
From Wikipedia:  Sadko (Russian: Садко) is a character of
Russian medieval epic Bylina.  He was an adventurer,
merchant and gusli musician from Novgorodrom.
 click twice
        
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Jay Ward animation layout of a submarine
a Jay Ward television animation layout of a submarine     click twice
       
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1960s aquatheatre photograph
1960s aqua-dancers perform aqua-theatre for empty 
seats in the aqua-quarium     click twice
       
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Diver Dan tv and comic book
a 1960s kids show on television,  "Diver Dan"
had fish marionettes set underwater.
It looked interesting,  but it was boring
for kids      click twice
       
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Dr. Seuss SECRETS of the DEEP Vol.2
Dr. Seuss  "Secrets of the Deep Vol.2"
       
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a color photograph of a 1922 room screen
a 1922 room screen
       
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Maurits Cornelis Escher carp
Maurits Cornelis Escher
       
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1880 hull inspection
scraping and inspecting the hull in 1880     click twice
       
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Walter King Stone fish underwater green
a Walter King Stone illustration
       
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Virgil Finlay sea monster
a Virgil Finlay illustration
       
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one thing's certain about the 1960s . . . even the ocean floor had style.
       
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UPA animation background
a television animation submarine,  this time from UPA     see full size
       
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a Paul Woodroffe color underwater illustration 1908
a Paul Woodroffe illustration,  1908
    
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a Colin See Paynton illustration of an otter underwater
a Colin See Paynton illustration       see full size
      
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a 1966 stylized illustration of a submarine
a 1966 illustration       click twice
        
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a Barnett Freedman illustration inside a 1943 submarine
a Barnett Freedman illustration,  1943       click twice
        
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a George Cruikshank cartoon of a happy clam
a George Cruikshank cartoon       click twice
          
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a Russ Heath comic book 1960s, Sea Devils
a Russ Heath comic book,  1960s
               
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a Linley Sambourn illustration, water baby
a Linley Sambourn illustration       click twice
       
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a Wallace Wood science fiction comic book cover
Wallace Wood
        
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a Victor Beals illustration 1934, for Fortune magazine, of a diver inspecting the hull of a ship underwater
okay let's take a good close look and . . . yes!  It's THE END
... a Victor Beals illustration,  1934