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September 15, 2014 2:26 am
Gold earring of thin sheet gold, from 19th century Venice.

Gold earring of thin sheet gold, from 19th century Venice.

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

September 12, 2014 10:18 pm
Kurt Schwitters, Opened by Customs, 1937–8.

Kurt Schwitters, Opened by Customs, 1937–8.

(Source: tate.org.uk)

September 9, 2014 10:30 pm
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Glacier Crystal, Grindelwald, 1950.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Glacier Crystal, Grindelwald, 1950.

(Source: tate.org.uk)

August 24, 2014 11:34 pm
Wendy MacNaughton, from Meanwhile, in San Francisco.

Wendy MacNaughton, from Meanwhile, in San Francisco.

(Source: brainpickings.org)

August 19, 2014 7:01 pm
Penny Dale, Jumped into Bed (Study for the book Ten in the Bed).

Penny Dale, Jumped into Bed (Study for the book Ten in the Bed).

(Source: illustrationcupboard.com)

August 3, 2014 3:44 pm
This [c.1932] sketch by Laura Knight depicts the great tightrope walker Con Colleano (1899-1973) who performed for several seasons with Bertram Mills’ Circus. Known as ‘the wizard of the tight wire’ he brought an excitement and aesthetic quality to circus performance. He dressed as a matador and began his act in the circus ring making passes at a bull. He then mounted the high wire and performed Spanish dance moves on the wire, removing his trousers to reveal knee-breeches. His final trick was a forward somersault, feet to feet, the first tightrope artists to perfect this trick. As if to emphasise the skill of this trick, Laura Knight inscribed this sketch: ”Colleano ‘a Landing after a forward somersault’ [V&A]
This [c.1932] sketch by Laura Knight depicts the great tightrope walker Con Colleano (1899-1973) who performed for several seasons with Bertram Mills’ Circus. Known as ‘the wizard of the tight wire’ he brought an excitement and aesthetic quality to circus performance. He dressed as a matador and began his act in the circus ring making passes at a bull. He then mounted the high wire and performed Spanish dance moves on the wire, removing his trousers to reveal knee-breeches. His final trick was a forward somersault, feet to feet, the first tightrope artists to perfect this trick. As if to emphasise the skill of this trick, Laura Knight inscribed this sketch: ”Colleano ‘a Landing after a forward somersault’ [V&A]
July 14, 2014 12:00 pm
Angie Lewin, By Green Bank, 2013.

Angie Lewin, By Green Bank, 2013.

(Source: angielewin.co.uk)

July 13, 2014 12:00 pm
Marianne Ferm, Next the Ocean.

Marianne Ferm, Next the Ocean.

(Source: banksidegallery.com)

July 12, 2014 12:00 pm
Margaret Bourke-White, undated photograph of the Grand Canyon.

Margaret Bourke-White, undated photograph of the Grand Canyon.

(Source: theguardian.com)

July 11, 2014 12:00 pm
Frank Hurley, Flanders Soldiers, 5th October 1917.

Frank Hurley, Flanders Soldiers5th October 1917.

(Source: theguardian.com)