Marine Atlas from sometime between the late 1820s & late 1840s by Mori Jiang Yuan Shou (I *think* it was a 1/2 Japanese, 1/2 Chinese teaching manual). The 82 page book features a large number of hand-painted watercolour sketches of marine animals and plants.
Throughout the month of November, I’ll be waiting, poised, in my drawing booth, charged like a coiled spring in readiness for your - that’s YOUR - request for me to do your portrait in exchange for a charitable sum roughly equivalent to a couple of pints and a packet of crisps which will be flown directly to the headquarters of Movember by this guy:
Just go to my page at www.galleryofmo.com/artists/lewis-heriz or go behind my back at www.galleryofmo.com/artists and make the necessary donation (helping organisations that combat prostate and testicular cancer OK) to get your very own portrait made by me, or one of the many other great artists they have on board.
AIN’T THAT NICE!
Left: Rosalind Solomon, Birds
Right: Letter written by Emma Hauck to her husband while in a psychiatric hospital. The words ‘sweetheart come’ (Herzensschatzi komm), are written over and over filling the surface of the paper. (c. 1909)
Peg Top by Hans Bellmer, c. 1937. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, England.
This image relates to a plan for a sculpture, which Bellmer never completed. The peg-top was intended to symbolise a woman turning the heads and hearts of men. Bellmer was interested in ideas of fetishism, drawing out sexual associations between inert objects and the body.