Fantastic illustrations by Los Angeles based Alex Chechik:
Born in Wexford, Jimmy Lawlor now lives and works in Mayo. Initially working in the field of Illustration, Jimmy opted to devote all of his time to a career in fine art painting in the late 1990s. He has since exhibited extensively in galleries throughout Ireland and had many images published alongside magazine articles and advertisements.
Jimmy’s work derives its inspiration from his pastoral surroundings. He presents familiar scenes of rural Ireland: the people, towns, landscapes and animals, but with a humorous twist; often illustrating literal transcriptions of colloquial expressions. via Oisín Gallery
PangeaSeed and Chuck Sperry are pleased to announce the ninth print release of the 2014 print suite “HOME: A Fine Art Print Suite for Threatened Ocean Habitats”. September’s print release helping to raise awareness for estuaries and the species that call this fragile environment home. The Print is available now at PangeaSeed! Find out the print details below:
Girl Riding a Bicycle — Nicola Simbari, n.d.
Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)
Original on top, later version below
"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’
The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.
“ I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do. ”
Mary Oliver, from the book A Thousand Mornings (via fishingboatproceeds)
Study for Napoleon Seated on His Throne
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (ca 1806)
“ Of the lunacies earth can boast, The one that must please the devil the most is pride reduced to the whimsical terms of causing the slugs to despise the worms. ”
Robert Brough, The Tent Makers (via missfolly)