Monday, 22 February 2010

These paintings focus on wheels,cogs and machines. they are painted by Chap Isham. They are painted in watercolour on paper.

Herve Leger painting of structures La Ville.
Franck Sorbier clock skirt from his fall collection 2007 as well as the image below.

He also designed this robot costume of a breast plate made from real clock faces for the film Tales of Hoffman in June 2008 it was also part of the fall 2007.
Knitted Toolbelt by Theresa Honeywell. Who says tools need to be made from metal??
Check out her kitted motorbike too!!

Dior again inspired by the clowns we see at the Circus.
Christian Dior inspired by the circus and the performers from cirque de soleil

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Work Rest Play - Play Skating

Hendrick Avercamp A Winter Scene With Skaters Near A Castle 1608-09


Work Rest Play - Work Ford Madox Brown

Ford Madox Brown Work 1863

Work Rest Play Rene Green Printed Textiles

Renée Green, In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Mise-en-Scène: Commemorative Toile, 1992 (detail), Hand silkscreen on cotton sateen, Width: 57 inches,

Work Rest Play Pieter De Hooch

Pieter De Hooch A Woman And Her Maid 1660-61
More paintings by Pieter De Hooch

Jan Vermeer Mistress And Maid 1667

Work Rest Play - Eating And Drinking in A Cafe

Edouard Manet Corner of a Café-Concert 1878 - 1880


Work Rest Play - Rest on the beach

Claude Monet The Beach at Trouville 1870


Work Rest Play Gustave Courbet Resting

Gustave Courbet 1857 Young Ladies On The Bank of The Seine

Work Rest Play - Playing Games

Jan Steen Skittle Players outside an Inn 1660-63

Work Rest Play - Playing with a sailing boat

Francis Danby Boys Sailing A Little Boat 1822

Work Rest Play - Rest / Play Visiting Zoo

Pietro Longhi Exhibition of a Rhino At Venice 1751
Pietro Longhi wikipedia webpage

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Work Rest Play- Sculpture Duane Hanson

The Traveller Fibreglass 1988
The Tourists 1988

Queenie Bronze and accessories 1988

The Flea Market Vendor fibre glass sculpture 1990

Work Rest Play - Play Sony Play Station

Megan Davis Gran Turismo

Work Rest Play - Work LS Lowry

Here is the original of the Coming From The Mill Painting by LS Lowry

Lowry webpage

Here is an artist copy done by Rolf Harris

Work Rest Play: Work Maggi Hambling

Dorothy Mary Crowfoot painted by Maggi Hambling

Work Rest Play - Work : Tailors Shop

The Tailor's Workshop. 1661

Quiringh van Brekelenkam Interior of a Tailors Shop 1665

Monday, 8 February 2010

Work Rest Play Factory Work

Laura Knight - Ruby Loftus screwing a breech ring 1943

Work Rest Play Paul Gaughin The Breton Shepherdess

Post Impressionist Painter - great use of colour

Work Rest Play - Experiments Joseph Wright Of Derby

Joseph Wright Of Derby An Iron Forge

A travelling scientist is shown demonstrating the formation of a vacuum by withdrawing air from a flask containing a white cockatoo, though common birds like sparrows would normally have been used. Air pumps were developed in the 17th century and were relatively familiar by Wright's day. The artist's subject is not scientific invention, but a human drama in a night-time setting.The bird will die if the demonstrator continues to deprive it of oxygen, and Wright leaves us in doubt as to whether or not the cockatoo will be reprieved. The painting reveals a wide range of individual reactions, from the frightened children, through the reflective philosopher, the excited interest of the youth on the left, to the indifferent young lovers concerned only with each other. The figures are dramatically lit by a single candle, while in the window the moon appears. On the table in front of the candle is a glass containing a skull.

Work Rest Play David Teniers The Four Seasons

great set of seasonal paintings in the National Gallery