Welcome to this blog, which is primarily devoted to art: short analyses or reflections on works which will include a range of genres and periods from German Expressionism, Symbolism, Pre-Raphaelites, Post-Modernism, Fauvism, Saatchi artists, Romanticism, Medieval, Classical, Austrian art, Dutch Golden Age, and whatever else. Some movements I know better than others and I am using this blog to further explore individual works and movements.
World Fair, 1939, New York, diorama.
Beautiful shot owned by the NYPL. (Stage act).
One of the weirder things in Florida history was its underwater shows.
Here is a novel idea. Hit your golf ball though the ice sculpture! Who needed iPhones back then?
There were an incredible number of pretty, innocent girls in Florida in the 40s and 50s. Here one plays with Santa’s beard…
Looks like it was a fun double date.
Again, that’s a lot of mail. Back in the day, women were used to sell or show anything, cigarettes, cars, washing machines… despite feminists’ opposition to this, there is an undeniable glamour to the advertisements of the past.
Just love the pure happy look and great angles of the baton girls.
Great shot by Stanley Kubrick early in his career for Look Magazine. Kubrick was a photographer before a film maker and his amazing visual sense for framing each scene is evident in his early shoots.