Sunday, March 25, 2018

P A S T E L . . . colors in art

1921 wallpaper pattern
1921 wallpaper ... pastels
are colors with white mixed in to soften them 
     
P A S T E L S
       
        The Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson Associates 1956
the Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson Associates,  1956
click image twice for full size
      
P A S T E L S
      
a George Nelson cabinet
a George Nelson cabinet       click twice
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1954 Pontiac hood in pastel orange, a color photograph
a 1954 Pontiac hood ... pastels were popular in the 1950s,  and also the late 1970s to early 1980s
      
P A S T E L S
      
a Carmen Tórtola Valencia color poster
Wikipedia:  Carmen Tórtola Valencia (June 18, 1882 – February 13, 1955) was a Spanish early modern dancer, choreographer, costume designer, and painter - a "pioneer Spanish feminist of the 20th century".  Being gay and having leftist ideas, Tórtola Valencia was jailed at the end of the Spanish Civil War.  In 1928, she met Magret Angeles-Vila and they were inseparable thereafter.  She danced for the last time in 1930 in Quito.  She began painting in Barcelona where she died in 1955.
      
P A S T E L S
      
Charles Bittinger illustration, a view of Mars from one of it's moons
a Charles Bittinger illustration
      
P A S T E L S
      
a color photograph of the 1951 Buick XP 300, in cream color
the 1951 Buick XP 300,  a promotional concept car     click image to enlarge
     
P A S T E L S
      
color photograph of a Denby pot 1958, pastel colors
a Denby pot,  1958
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1965 Forum magazine cover
a 1965 Forum magazine cover
         
P A S T E L S
      
a color photograph of a 1958 Lone Star Meteor pink powerboat on trailer
a 1958 Lone Star Meteor powerboat      click image twice
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1900 Paris Worlds Fair colored photograph
the 1900 Paris World's Fair ... black and white photographs were colored with dies for printing in books ... although contrast is already established in the colorless photograph,  pastels can be added without offsetting the balance
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1970s Emanuel Schongut watercolor illustration for Cuisine's NewYork, sailboats
a 1970s Emanuel Schongut watercolor illustration
     
P A S T E L S
             
a 1957 BMW in pastel yellow
a 1957 BMW       see full size
     
P A S T E L S
      
1968 wedding colors, bride and bride's maids in pastels
a 1968 wedding
      
P A S T E L S
      
pink Quartz
Quartz?
      
P A S T E L S
      
copper
for a copper color,  mix orange and pink pastels . . . then vary the lighting
for a metal effect
      
P A S T E L S
      
a mid-century architectural sun screen in blue pastel
a 1950s-1960s architectural sun screen
      
P A S T E L S
      
a Brooks Stevens 1969 Phaeton concept car
a Brooks Stevens 1969 Phaeton concept car       click twice
         
P A S T E L S
      
a Disney mural of a castle by Mary Blair
a Disney mural by Mary Blair
      
P A S T E L S
      
aFrank Lloyd Wright graphic for the bool Modern Architecture
a Frank Lloyd Wright graphic       click twice
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1986 BubbleGum Cooler advertisement, ice cream on a stick
a 1986 BubbleGum Cooler   "Artificially Flavored Vanilla Ice Milk,  Coated with Bubble Gum Fudge Artificially Flavored and Colored"
      
P A S T E L S
      
1959 Melawear egg cups
1959 Melawear egg cups       see full size
      
P A S T E L S
      
a color photograph of MookaiteMookaite from the Earth

P A S T E L S
      
a Grant Haffner painting
a Grant Haffner painting       click twice
      
P A S T E L S
      
a vintage Bobcat scooter
a vintage Bobcat scooter        click twice
      
P A S T E L S
      
vintage pastel Melamine dishes
Melamine:  vintage break-resistant plastic      click twice     
     
P A S T E L S
      
Cuprian Tourmaline
cut Cuprian Tourmaline from the Earth
         
P A S T E L S
      
tulips
tulips
                

Sunday, March 18, 2018

C A P T A I N S . . . in art

the Captain goes down with the ship, color painting
captains on land and at sea

    
C A P T A I N S
        
a 1931 Captain cap close up photograph
a 1931 Captain's hat
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a 1950 nautical style room for home entertaining
a 1950 nautical style room for home entertaining       click image twice for full size
       
C A P T A I N S
     
a Bill Campbell illustration of a crazy submarine captain
a Bill Campbell illustration       click twice
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a Claus Bergen World War 1 submarine crew
Claus Bergen,  WW1       click twice
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a marionette from the 1960s children's television series Stingray
a
marionette from the 1960s children's television series "Stingray"
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a Dean Cornwell illustration of a ship's captain with guests
a Dean Cornwell illustration       click twice
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a Frank Godwin illustration of sailers on a survival raft after mutiny
a Frank Godwin illustration
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a George Wilde children's book illustration of an old captain in a rowboat
a George Wilde children's book illustration
     
C A P T A I N S
     
an N.C. Wyeth illustration of a captain in an exotic place
an NC Wyeth illustration

     
C A P T A I N S
     
a boy's nautical bedroom 1941, illustration
1941 parents must accept that their obsessive child will be a captain
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a William J. Aylward illustration of a captain and crew rowing to an empty wreck
a William J. Aylward illustration       click image twice for full size
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a photograph of Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh in the 1935 Hollywood film Mutiny on the Bounty
Charles Laughton in the 1935 Hollywood film  Mutiny on the Bounty
     
C A P T A I N S
     
an Ed Emberly illustration of war
an Ed Emberly children's book,  1967       click twice
         
C A P T A I N S
     
a Frank R. Paul color illustration of giant robots attacking soldiers
a Frank R. Paul illustration:  every captain is allowed one girlish scream of terror in their lifetime

     
C A P T A I N S
     
1948 Chris-Craft, a color illustration, Make a date for '48, Command a NEW Chris-Craft, 1940s luxery powerboat
a 1948 Chris-Craft family yacht       click twice
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a nautical style anchors pattern carpet
a captain's hotel room while in port,  1919
     
C A P T A I N S
        
1905 excercise wheel, the nautical wheel, an illustrated advertisement
captain's exercise:  a 1905 friction brake wall-mounted nautical wheel
      
C A P T A I N S
     
1933 nautical umbrellas with anchor pattern, a color illustration
1933 nautical themed table umbrellas
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a Bill Campbell color cartoon illustration of a powerboat racing through a swimming area
a 1960s Bill Campbell illustration       click twice
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a Fritz Eichenberg illustration of an ugly sea captain
a Fritz Eichenberg illustration
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a Robert Mcginnis color illustration of a woman on a powerboat
a Robert Mcginnis illustration       click twice
     
C A P T A I N S
     
an 1861 cartoon of an old captain soaking his two peglegs, "best cure for a cold"
an 1861 cartoon   "Best cure for a cold"
     
C A P T A I N S
     
Alva Bartke Careless Navegator, a color poster of a half monkey sea captein
    
C A P T A I N S
     
a Mead Schaeffer color illustration of a sea captain
a Mead Schaeffer book illustration       click twice
          
C A P T A I N S
     
Al Williamson, a military patrol on another planet
Al Williamson story art       click twice

     
C A P T A I N S
     
Captain Kirk's view of the ship's bridge screen from the 1966 television production Star Trek, a color photograph
a captain's view of the ship's bridge,  from the 1966 
television production Star Trek       click twice
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a Henry C. Pitz book jacket illustration for Mutiny on the Bounty
a Henry C. Pitz book jacket illustration for Mutiny on the bounty
     
C A P T A I N S
     
a Dean Cornwell illustration of a sea captain and exotic woman
a Dean Cornwell illustration       see full size
     
C A P T A I N S
                      
an Anton Otto Fischer illustration of a captain going down with his ship
an Anton Otto Fischer illustration