Sunday, November 29, 2015

F R U I T - i n - a r t - a n d - l i f e

Adolf Hengeler 1904 art color
Big soft peaches picked hot in the sun, old abandoned vineyards rich
with Concord grapes and spider webs.  Now we buy expensive, perfect,
hard, foreign, waxed clones from corporations and carry them home
in an extruded polyethylene bag.  They're pretty good too I guess.
An Adolf Hengeler 1904 painting      Click images twice for full size
    
F R U I T
         
1968 joy detergent
1968 joy detergent
       
F R U I T
     
1888 gooseberries illustration
1888 gooseberries for a good tart, acidic, tangy, sour pie. 
Wash it down with unsweetened lemonade.
      
F R U I T
    
1854 plum varieties illustrated color
There are many varieties of plums, all of them
lewd and suggestive. These are from 1854.
      
F R U I T
    
1886 mulberries illustration
An 1886 illustration of mulberries . . . rude prurient filth!
      
F R U I T
    
Carmen Miranda on Busby Berkeley film set
In 1943 Busby Berkeley created this film set for Carmen Miranda. 
Busby Berkeley film set
giant bananas and blueberries
      
F R U I T
    
Willem Kalf painting
Exposed fruit should stay in the marriage bedroom, and not be vulgarly
paraded in decent public.  Willem Kalf knew that when he painted this
in 1659.  So let's continue, and disregard all of the vulgar
sexual aspects of fruit . . .
      

adams sour fruit fiesta gum Canada
oh my
      
F R U I T
    
Fisons chemicals for pineapple illustration
Chemicals on a pineapple! Who would make love with you now, tart root?
      
F R U I T
    
Agnes Miller Parker illustration
Two Agnes Miller Parker illustrations of wild fruit
Agnes Miller Parker illustration
Plants want their fruit eaten and seeds distributed.
      
F R U I T
    
1903 ornamental art France berries
1903 ornamental berries from France
      
F R U I T
    
Vincent van Gogh fruit still life
Vincent van Gogh fruit still life
      
F R U I T
    
1922 vanilla farm, a photograph of vanilla fruit
A 1922 vanilla bush with paper sheets showing it's dark fruit for the photograph.
      
F R U I T
     
a Charles Harper illustration of Libby's canned pineapple
a Charles Harper illustration
      
F R U I T
     
   
       
      F R U I T
    
Giovanni Battista Ferrari, a lime
Giovanni Battista Ferrari art.  This is how limes used to look,  and here's a modern lime fruit redesigned . . .  
      
F R U I T
     
1960 Qwip cream in a can
1960 Qwip cream in a can
   
    
http://goinsaneinonestep.blogspot.ca/
http://gerrylagendyk.blogspot.ca/
https://www.youtube.com/user/thrillinggrief/playlists
https://soundcloud.com/gerry-lagendyk
http://gotomootpoint.blogspot.ca/
k i n d n e s s   &   l o v e   f o r   e v e r y o n e

Sunday, November 22, 2015

UNDERWATER scenes in art


    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Louis-Boutan diving tank 1893 Chicago Exposition
The first ever UNDERWATER photographer was Louis-Boutan
at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
1938 glass bottom boat 
a 1938 glass bottom boat     Click images twice for full size
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Mort Kunstler illustration of shark
UNDERWATER, there's so much to do and taste
and strangle and spear.  Mort Kunstler illustration
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Dorothy P. Lathrop illustration of Hitty
Dorothy P. Lathrop illustration
     
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Ilja Jefimowitsch Repin painting of Sadko
"Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom" 1876
Art by Ilja Jefimowitsch Repin    From Wikipedia:  Sadko (Russian: Садко)
is a character of Russian medieval epic Bylina.  He was an adventurer,
merchant and gusli musician from Novgorod. 
click image twice
          
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Jay Ward animation layout of a submarine
Bullwinkle:  a Jay Ward animation layout of a submarine      
      
U N D E R W A T E R
     
1960s aquatheatre photograph
Aqua-dancers perform 1960s aqua-theatre for the empty 
plastic seatpods in the Aqua-quarium.
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Diver Dan tv and comic book
A 1960s kids show on television, Diver Dan
had fish marionettes set UNDERWATER.
It looked interesting, but it was boring for kids.
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Dr. Seuss SECRETS of the DEEP Vol.2
Dr. Seuss SECRETS of the DEEP Vol.2
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
1922 room screen with UNDERWATER motif
A 1922 room screen
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Maurits Cornelis Escher carp
Maurits Cornelis Escher
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
1880 hull inspection
This man is scraping and inspecting the hull in 1880.
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Walter King Stone fish underwater green
Walter King Stone illustration
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Virgil Finlay sea monster
a Virgil Finlay illustration
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
1964 world fair Futurama Undersea Home
1964 world fair Futurama  One thing's certain about the 1960s . . . 
even the ocean floor had a lot of STYLE.
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
UPA animation background
Another submarine animation background, this time from UPA
    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Fortune magazine cover march 1934 hull inspection
Okay let's take a good close look and . . . yes!
It's THE END.
      

http://goinsaneinonestep.blogspot.ca/
http://gerrylagendyk.blogspot.ca/
https://www.youtube.com/user/thrillinggrief/playlists
https://soundcloud.com/gerry-lagendyk
http://gotomootpoint.blogspot.ca/
k i n d n e s s   &   l o v e   f o r   e v e r y o n e

Sunday, November 15, 2015

SCHOOL BOOKS for VERY old children

A 1400s image of student
A 1400s student 
    
S C H O O L
     
1500s school life
1500s school days
    
S C H O O L
     
1500s children's school book about deformities and monsterism
(School book 1500s)  Until the 1900s, school books educated children about illness, death, war, alcoholism, and religion.  Life was short, death was frequent, and children saw it all.
    
S C H O O L
     
1600s school book about war and death
a school book 1600s
    
S C H O O L
     
school book 1600s temperance
a school book 1600s
    
S C H O O L
     
1600s tennis England
(school book 1600s)  One throweth, and another
taketh, and sendeth it back with a racket.
    
S C H O O L
     
1600s pets and pests
A school book shows the pets and animals familiar to English homes.
    
S C H O O L
     
1600s school book swimming
a 1600s school book: "Men are wont also to swim over Waters"
    
S C H O O L
     
1600s school book, punishments for crimes
a 1600s school book
    
S C H O O L
     
1683 school book skeleton
a 1683 school book 
    
S C H O O L
      
      Mistress Prate-apace 1780 school book 
an 1780? school book: so saucy a slut    
     
S C H O O L
     
1804 teachers switch
1804, the art of instructing knowledge
    
S C H O O L
     
1811 school dunce, illustration with text
1811:  the lowest scoring student is punished with humiliation,
separated and displayed as ugly and inferior.
    
S C H O O L
     
an 1815 school book, Drunken Barnaby
1815 school book:  a drunk ridicules a religious
zealot for hanging a cat
    
S C H O O L
     
1815 school book baldness
  1815 school book: a crowd of children ridicule a man's bald head.
Two bears come and kill 42 of the children.  This story uses  
the timeless insult "Go up, thou bald head."
    
S C H O O L
     
1820 children's school book about death
1820 school book
    
S C H O O L
     
1822 mortality rates by age, from a medical book
1822 mortality rates from a medical book
    
S C H O O L
     
1819 school book trampling
1819:  We simply couldn't end
without a trampling 
     
       
http://goinsaneinonestep.blogspot.ca/
http://gerrylagendyk.blogspot.ca/
https://www.youtube.com/user/thrillinggrief/playlists
https://soundcloud.com/gerry-lagendyk
http://gotomootpoint.blogspot.ca/
k i n d n e s s   &   l o v e   f o r   e v e r y o n e