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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 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 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)

June 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Edward Ardizzone, She loved to swing and dream, 1962.

Edward Ardizzone, She loved to swing and dream, 1962.

(Source: illustrationcupboard.com)

June 15, 2014 12:00 pm
Alexander Calder, Blue Among Yellow and Red, 1963.

Alexander Calder, Blue Among Yellow and Red, 1963.

(Source: nasher.duke.edu)

June 13, 2014 12:00 pm
Jill Murphy, ‘Mrs Large was putting on her make-up’, from All In One Piece, 1987.

Jill Murphy, ‘Mrs Large was putting on her make-up’, from All In One Piece, 1987.

(Source: illustrationcupboard.com)

June 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Paul Nash, Behind the Inn, 1919-22.

Paul Nash, Behind the Inn, 1919-22.

(Source: tate.org.uk)

June 8, 2014 10:26 pm
Gerald Pryse, Antwerp, 10 September 1914, c.1917

Gerald Pryse, Antwerp, 10 September 1914, c.1917

(Source: tate.org.uk)