to find such light

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

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June 4, 2014 12:00 pm May 31, 2014 1:26 am
Robert Smithies, The Status of Liberal Women, 1973.

Robert Smithies, The Status of Liberal Women, 1973.

(Source: theguardian.com)

May 11, 2014 12:00 pm
Raymond Briggs, illustration for Aesop’s The Sun and the Wind, in The Fairy Tale Treasury, 1972.

Raymond Briggs, illustration for Aesop’s The Sun and the Wind, in The Fairy Tale Treasury, 1972.

(Source: tygertale.wordpress.com)

March 2, 2014 4:38 am
Raymond Briggs, illustration for The Princess and the Pea, in The Fairy Tale Treasury, 1972.

Raymond Briggs, illustration for The Princess and the Pea, in The Fairy Tale Treasury, 1972.

(Source: tygertale.wordpress.com)

November 14, 2013 12:00 pm

Nadia Comaneci, of Romania, dismounts from the uneven parallel bars at the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, on 18 July 1976.
Nadia Comaneci became the first female to be awarded the perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. She was just 14-years-old when she became a global star after her routine on the uneven bars was judged flawless. [G]

Nadia Comaneci, of Romania, dismounts from the uneven parallel bars at the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, on 18 July 1976.

Nadia Comaneci became the first female to be awarded the perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. She was just 14-years-old when she became a global star after her routine on the uneven bars was judged flawless. [G]

October 22, 2013 12:01 pm
Brian Wildsmith, Woodpecker (from The Owl and The WoodPecker), 1971

Brian Wildsmith, Woodpecker (from The Owl and The WoodPecker), 1971

(Source: illustrationcupboard.com)

October 20, 2013 12:00 pm September 15, 2013 12:00 pm

Book illustration to The Butterfly Collector, drawing of man chasing butterflies up a mountain, by Fulvio Testa in pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 1978.
The Butterfly Collector, published in 1978, falls into Fulvio Testa’s early career as a children’s book illustrator. The vivid colour in this watercolour landscape scene is typical of his style. Testa enjoys using watercolour because of its unpredictable qualities and the blotches and run-ins add character to his work. He began his career as a children’s book illustrator in 1971 but he is now known as a landscape artist, generally of abstract mountain scenes. He pays great attention to his materials, using the finest hand-made paper which adds to the textural quality of his work. [V&A]

Book illustration to The Butterfly Collector, drawing of man chasing butterflies up a mountain, by Fulvio Testa in pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 1978.

The Butterfly Collector, published in 1978, falls into Fulvio Testa’s early career as a children’s book illustrator. The vivid colour in this watercolour landscape scene is typical of his style. Testa enjoys using watercolour because of its unpredictable qualities and the blotches and run-ins add character to his work. He began his career as a children’s book illustrator in 1971 but he is now known as a landscape artist, generally of abstract mountain scenes. He pays great attention to his materials, using the finest hand-made paper which adds to the textural quality of his work. [V&A]

September 13, 2013 12:00 pm August 3, 2013 12:00 pm
Hamish Fulton, Arkle Sutherland, 1976.

Fulton has described himself as a ‘walking artist’, and his work derives from the experience of specific walks he has made. ‘If I do not walk, I cannot make a work of art’, he has said. He regards image and text as equally important in recording the landscape, location and duration of the walk. The photograph in this work depicts Ben Arkle, a mountain in the Scottish highlands, which formed part of a three day walk.

Hamish Fulton, Arkle Sutherland, 1976.

Fulton has described himself as a ‘walking artist’, and his work derives from the experience of specific walks he has made. ‘If I do not walk, I cannot make a work of art’, he has said. He regards image and text as equally important in recording the landscape, location and duration of the walk. The photograph in this work depicts Ben Arkle, a mountain in the Scottish highlands, which formed part of a three day walk.

(Source: tate.org.uk)