Sunday, January 20, 2019

I just discovered these Geo Ham (one of my favorite artists) posters... I hadn't known he did poster art! Nice surprise!

If you like his style, as I do, and want to see more, you can see the previous posts I've done on his art: for the one image, but the split of airplane and engine, is a cool design arrangement. for art found at a swap meet
but the best was this post showing what a great variety of methods and medium he painted with

thank you Steph R for making the tip jar ring with music to my ears!

Much appreciated, so here's two tip jar photos, I couldn't pick between amusing - and truth! 

railway posters from the 40s and 50s by Terence Cuneo

Pisarro and his portable easel, they did a hell of a lot of paintings together, and looking through his paintings from around 150 years ago, it's a nice and easy way to see what the world was like before color photography

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St. Thomas in the Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands). His importance resides in his contributions to the Impressionist movements. He studied from great forerunners including Gustave Courbet and Camille Corot. He later studied and worked alongside Georges Seurat and Paul Signac when he took on the Neo-Impressionist style at the age of 54.

Pissarro is the only artist to have shown in all eight Paris Impressionist exhibitions between 1874 and 1886. He acted as a father-figure, not only to the Impressionists, but to all four of the major Post-Impressionists, Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.

For a really good selection of his paintings, see the ones around halfway down the page

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Folies-Bergère, Léonati, Vélocipediste poster by Jules Chéret, and 1890 Folies-Bergère G. Lockart et ses Éléphants

the Charvolant, a self designed carriage by schoolteacher George Pocock, was wind powered in 1822

Ships and trains

The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

1920s French car advertising posters, and early 1930s French tire ads by Leonetto Cappiello. I've got no understanding of how these sell tires, but the car ads aren't bad at all