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August – Dorothy Parker and Charles Courtney Curran

Published August 1, 2013 by Jill London

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Charles Courtney Curran – Lotus Lilies 1888

August

When my eyes are weeds,
And my lips are petals, spinning
Down the wind that has beginning
Where the crumpled beeches start
In a fringe of salty reeds;
When my arms are elder-bushes,
And the rangy lilac pushes
Upward, upward through my heart;

Summer, do your worst!
Light your tinsel moon, and call on
Your performing stars to fall on
Headlong through your paper sky;
Nevermore shall I be cursed
By a flushed and amorous slattern,
With her dusty laces’ pattern
Trailing, as she straggles by.

Dorothy Parker

 

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The World of Dr Seuss

Published July 29, 2013 by Jill London

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This slideshow features some gorgeous art from the hugely talented and, in my opinion, little appreciated Dr Seuss. Really, I know his work is still in demand and all but how often do we pause to think of him as the gifted and surprising artist he was? I always adored his books and the pictures really fed into my imagination and created a world of wonder and delight. Book illustrations contribute so much toward the finished article yet they are almost an overlooked resource. For all the illustrators out there, here’s looking at you, kid.

More here: http://www.drseussart.com/gallery/

Henry Tonks – Spring Days 1928

Published June 29, 2013 by Jill London

Spring Days 1928 by Henry Tonks 1862-1937

 

 

SPRING DAYS c. 1926–29

Inscr. ‘H. Tonks 1928’ b.l.
Canvas, 34×32 (86×81).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1931.

Apparently this painting was begun in 1926 and ‘repainted at various times with different models’ as Tonks was never entirely satisfied with it.

Henry TonksFRCS (9 April 1862 – 8 January 1937) was a British surgeon and later draughtsman and painter of figure subjects, chiefly interiors, and a caricaturist. He became an influential art teacher.

He was one of the first British artists to be influenced by the French Impressionists; he exhibited with the New English Art Club, and was an associate of many of the more progressive artists of late Victorian Britain, including James McNeill WhistlerWalter SickertJohn Singer Sargent and George Clausen. Source: Wikipedia

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