to find such light

Art images, with contextual text where available,
collated from various sources by typefaceandintent.

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February 21, 2014 12:30 am
"All human life is here: birth, love, marriage and death. Underneath their jolly rollicking rhythms and rhymes there is a depth and a truth about life. They also have surreal and crazy humour, quiet philosophy, wisdom, lunatic nonsense and subtle poetry. There is no finer field for the illustrator… The verses live on in our memories for the whole of our lives."
Raymond Briggs, on illustrating Mother Goose, 1964.

"All human life is here: birth, love, marriage and death. Underneath their jolly rollicking rhythms and rhymes there is a depth and a truth about life. They also have surreal and crazy humour, quiet philosophy, wisdom, lunatic nonsense and subtle poetry. There is no finer field for the illustrator… The verses live on in our memories for the whole of our lives."

Raymond Briggs, on illustrating Mother Goose, 1964.

(Source: tygertale.wordpress.com)

January 26, 2014 12:19 am November 24, 2013 10:22 pm August 15, 2013 5:58 pm

Quentin Blake, Illustration for the cover of Typically Jennings, 1969.
This design was rejected by the publishers on the grounds of its style not being considered appropriate.

Quentin Blake, Illustration for the cover of Typically Jennings, 1969.

This design was rejected by the publishers on the grounds of its style not being considered appropriate.

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

July 31, 2013 12:01 pm
One of a series of five drawings that Quentin Blake made to accompany the book “Thanks to Jennings” for Jackanory in 1969. 

One of a series of five drawings that Quentin Blake made to accompany the book “Thanks to Jennings” for Jackanory in 1969. 

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

July 11, 2013 12:01 pm
One of a series of five drawings that Quentin Blake made to accompany the book “Thanks to Jennings” for Jackanory in 1969. 

One of a series of five drawings that Quentin Blake made to accompany the book “Thanks to Jennings” for Jackanory in 1969. 

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

July 6, 2013 12:00 pm
Anne Redpath, The Poppy Field, c.1963

Anne Redpath, The Poppy Field, c.1963

(Source: tate.org.uk)

June 7, 2013 12:00 pm April 5, 2013 12:00 pm
L.S. Lowry, Hillside in Wales, 1962.

In the 1960s Lowry made a number of visits to South Wales with his friend, and ardent collector of his work, Monty Bloom. Discovery of the mining villages renewed his interest in the industrial panorama as a subject for his paintings. But unlike the industrial North of England, the Welsh mining villages prompted pictures that combine a sense of urban life within a rural environment. Here, the village is depicted as if nestling in the side of the hill like an ancient Celtic site or monument. This picture was painted from notes and sketches made on the spot near Abertillery. [Tate]

L.S. Lowry, Hillside in Wales, 1962.

In the 1960s Lowry made a number of visits to South Wales with his friend, and ardent collector of his work, Monty Bloom. Discovery of the mining villages renewed his interest in the industrial panorama as a subject for his paintings. But unlike the industrial North of England, the Welsh mining villages prompted pictures that combine a sense of urban life within a rural environment. Here, the village is depicted as if nestling in the side of the hill like an ancient Celtic site or monument. This picture was painted from notes and sketches made on the spot near Abertillery. [Tate]

October 13, 2012 1:24 am