Thursday, January 31

Jacob Carter Photography

1940 Landscape Series, 2007
"The fabric of cities stand as testament to the unrelenting development by man upon land. Layer upon layer of dense building and rebuilding: the constant urge to improve upon or change the surrounding environment has given rise to vivid cityscapes."
Jacob Carter

Accent on Images

Campi Phlegri, Observations on the Volcanos of the Two Sicilies, 1776
Libraries of The Claremont Colleges - "Pictures have forcefully expressed ideas for thousands of years. Coupled with text, pictures enhance the power of the written word."
Accent on Images

Wednesday, January 30

Peter Callesen

White Hand, 2007
"A common theme in many of my works is a reinterpretation of classical fairytales as well as a more general interest in memory in connection to childhood - for instance in my performances Castle, Folding and Jukebox."
Peter Callesen

The Social Ethics Collection

Plowing and Reaping by Prograssive Indian, #11
The Photography Collection - "The Social Ethics Collection has 7000 images on the subjects of health, labor, poverty, criminology, race, immigration, child development, sports, settlment houses, penology, association, ghettos, Ellis Island, slums, work, hospitals/medical treatment and agiculture."
The Social Ethics Collection

Tuesday, January 29

Andrew Moore

Calle Bayona
Art in America - "In this exhibition of recent photos of Havana by New York photographer Andrew Moore, it's clear that Cuba also harbors a treasure trove of architectural gems, albeit in a state of woeful decay."
Andrew Moore

The Heritage of the Great War

"This website is dedicated to the events and consequences of World War One. We put some emphasis on unorthodox and thought-provoking points of view."
The Heritage of the Great War

George Glazer Gallery

Long Island, 1897
"Antique Globes, Prints & Maps. Experience history, exploration, and human achievement. Welcome to the journey..."
George Glazer Gallery

Monday, January 28

Ken Heyman

Sundaram Tagore Gallery - "Born in New York City in 1930, Ken Heyman bacame interested in photography in high school. Though just a hobby for Heyman as he attended classes at Columbia College, two events would steer hir course towards a career in photography."
Ken Heyman

TAI Gallery / Textile Arts

Ceremonial Mantle, Sihuas Valley, Nasca region, Peru. 200 BC - 400? AD.
"The gallery has always specialized in art works that incorporate exquisitely beautiful image and color elements, along with an historical integrity of design-textiles originating from Ancieient Peru, Africa, and Asia, with a particular emphasis on those from India, Indonesia, and Japan."
TAI Gallery

Amy Trachtenberg

History I, 2007 60 x 60 inches
Brian Gross Fine Art - "In these painting, the artist states, 'it has become unavoidable to evoke the natuural realm in its contemporary anxiety and beauty'. Trachtenberg works though as intuitive, process-oriented approach."
Amy Trachtenberg

Sunday, January 27

Lucinda Williams

Lost Highway - "It's long been said that the blues - in all its forms - is one of the most potent means to transform pain into beauty. Lucinda Williams has known that since she began devouring music as a youngster growing up in Louisiana, and she's been finding new ways to perform that alchemical reaction ever since."
Wikipedia, 1, YouTube, Lost Highway, Lucinda Williams, MySpace

History of the Low Countries - 17th century

Jan Frans Eliaerts
Web Gallers of Art - "In conferring the southern provinces on his daughter, the Infanta Isabella, and on his son-in-law, Albert, Philip II gave Flanders the illusion of independence, but the country was to be ravaged by was and involved in the Spanish downfall."
Low Countries 17th

Saturday, January 26

David Prifti

"The wet plate process was invented in 1851, and became the most important photographic process of the 19th century. "
David Prifti

Y. Z. Kami

Photo by Robert McKeever
Gagosian Gallery - "Kami's silent, meditqtive painting project a quiet monumentaliy that invokes various mystical traditions culled from both the East and the West, as well as the austere Persian mausoleums and somber ruins of the ancient world."
Y.Z. Kami

Friday, January 25

Michael Palmer

photo: Pieter Vandermeer
Wikiperia - "Michael Palmer (b. May 11, 1943 in Manhattan, New York) is a contemporary American poet and translator. He has worked extensively with contemporary Dance for over thirty years and has collaborated with many composers and visual artists."
Wikipedia, Academy of American Poets, Modern American Poetry, PENNSOUND.

Ernest C. Withers, 1922-2007

Panopticon Gallery - "Ernest Withers was born 85 years ago in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Fortunately for photographic history, Withers lived and photograed in Memphis - crossroad for the Civil Rights Movement, Blues, and hometown to Negro Baseball League team, Memphis White Sox."
Ernest C. Withers

Thursday, January 24

Qiu Zhen

"Photographers came to Beijing from all over China. Some were long-time professionals and others were recent graduates of Chinese art and film schools."
Qiu Zhen

Spanish Painting - 15th-17th centuries

Caravaggio, The Musicians. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Wed Gallery of Art - "The 17th century is the great period of Spanish painting. During this 'golden age' Seville and Madrid were particularly active centres where there emerged a truly national style, popular, religious and of an admirable quality, stimulated by Italian influence."
Spanish Painting

Eugene Atget, 1857-1927

The Marne at La Varenne
The Getty - "Eugene Atget never called himself a photographer; instead he preferred 'author-producer.' A private, almost reclusive man, Atget first tried his hand at painting and acting, then begen to photograph vieux Paris (Old Paris) in 1888."

Wednesday, January 23

John McDermott

Girl in a Boat - Hoi An, Vietnam - 2000
"These ancient ruins provide a physical connection to the past, but it is the people who live around them that carry their culture into the future."
Images of Asia

Brian Rose

Vacha, East/West German Border, 1985
The Lost Border - "In 1985 I began a photo-documentation of the Iron Curtain, travelling across Europe along the former dividing line between East and West."
Brian Rose

Tuesday, January 22

Red Earth

"RED EARTH is an international environmental arts group creating site-specific and parformances in response to the landscape..."

Brigitte Carnochan

Frankfurt Roses, 2000
"Despite the debates over 'honesty' and 'truth' in photography, it is an intrinsically subjective art and form of commucnication. The photographer has chosen, from a huge range of images, certain ones - or pieces - from a certain perspective, with the light at a certain angle and at a unique moment in time."
Brigitte Carnochan

Kevin Pointer

what the flood left behind

Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wikipedia - "His efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech. Here he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in US history."
Wikipedia, Stanford, Newspaper, MLK Online, Nobel Prize, Google.

Historic Cities

Braun and Hogenberg, Civitates Obbis Terrarum, 1598
"This site contains maps, literature, documents, books and other relevant material concerning the past, present and future of historic cities and facilitates the location of similar content on the web."
Historic Cities

Brian Taylor

Roots, Monte Sereno
"Brian is known for his innovative explorations of alternative photographic processes including historic 19th Century printing techniques, mixed media, and hand made books."
Brian Taylor

Sunday, January 20

Frank O'Hara

Donna Jan Pridmore - "Influenced by French movements including surrealism, Dada, and Cubism, O'Hara combined the esoteric with the colloquial in both subject matter and style, incorporation in his poems the most mundane events, lowbrow pop culture, famous people and personal friends, gay sex, tender romantic love, abstract art, classical music, and New York City setting, in a way that was simultaneously offhanded, witty, and at times deeply personal."

Saturday, January 19

Mary Daniel Hobson

Loss, 1996
"The immersion in Surrealism also encouraged me to begin working in a mixed media with photography. In 1996, I began to make the first layered collages in Mapping the Body, a seven-year series exploring the emotions and experiences housed in the body."
Mary Daniel Hobson

French illuminated manuscripts

Jean Froissart, Chroniques (Book 4)
Mara Hofmann - "This introduction to French illuminated manuscripts from the late fourteenth to the early sixteenth century presents examples of the work of the main artists of that time, as represented in the British Library."
British Library

Friday, January 18

The Vanishing Point

"Storm Drainage. Utility Tunnels + Mines. Power Generation. Other Structures. Daily Underground."
Michael Cook, BLDGBLOG

Woody Guthrie

"Okemah was one of the singiest, square dancingest, drinkingest, yellingest, preachingest, walkingest, talkingest, laughingest, cryingest, shootingest, fist fightingest, bleedingest, gamblingest, gun, club and razor carryingest of our ranch towns and farm towns, because it blossomed out into one of our first Oil Boom Towns." Pastures of Plenty
Woody Guthrie

Thursday, January 17

Joseph Mills

Inner City, #1404. 1988.
"Though temporally distant from the Surrealist movement of the first half of the twentieth century, Mills' work stems from similar fascination with chane, subjectivity and the subconscious. In true surrealist style, Mills' steet photography transforms the seemingly quotidian into a dreamscape of life's minutiae."
Cohen Amador

1930s-40s in Color

The Library of Congress - "These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture as era generally seen only in black-and-white."

Lantern Slides of Classical Antiquity

Claudian Aquedudct, Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr - "Images are grouped by country, city and/or site, building (where appropiate), and more detailed location as required by the number of images available. ... All listings will be alphabetical, first by country, then by city within country, and so on."
Lantern Slides

Wednesday, January 16

Gravely Gorgeous

Notre Dame de Paris, Tower Galleries, ca. 1870-86
Gargoyles, Grotesques & the Nineteenth-Century Imagination. "So asked the twelfth-century Cistercian reformer, Bernard of Clairvaux. Fortunately, his condemnation of gargoyles and grotesques did not halt the carving of the fantastic beast during his day. By the time of the Renaissance, however, artisans had virtually ceased to carve them."
Gravely Gorgeous

Exploring the Early Americas

The Meeting of Cortes and Moctezuma, Second half of the seventeenth cenury Mexico
"Exploring the Early Americas features selection from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislal Collection at the Library of Congress."
Exploring the Early Americas

Tuesday, January 15

Irene Suchocki

"Faithfully capturing a scene is less impotant to me than finding that little bit of mystery or evoking a certain mood. A kind of beautiful-melancholy permeates many of my images. I like to explore the ethereal, the surreal, the whimsical, the mysterious, and the beautiful. I enjoy creating little poems for the eyes."
Irene Suchocki

Jean Follain

Jeffery Beam - "Follain's simple, miniature narratives evoke France right before The Great War and after World War II. Thus they revolve around the transformation that overtook European culture. You can feel Follain's nostalgia for the rural peasant life while terrors built and eventually burst around him."
Oyster Boy Review, The American Poetry Review - W.S. Merwin, Shearsman, No. 5 1982 - Gael Turnbull, Jean Beaupre, Daniel Keene, Wikiperia (France)

Monday, January 14

Noel Myles

"Noel Myles is a British photographer. He first studied fine arts. A painter in his early days, he then turned to photography, which he believes hasn't been used to the full extent of its possibilities. He strongly claims to be 'a photographer - full stop'."
Noel Myles

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

"After ten years of concentration in calligraphy, she turned to the artists' book which she felt provided a more intimate and flexible environment for her work. In 2005 she completed a thirteen-year project of meditative books that rested in cradles of wood, vines, and roots called Spirit Books Series."

The Russian Photography Collection, 1917-1945

Ivanov-Alliluyev. Young Girl In Woods, c. 1920.
"The Russian Photography Collection is comprised of approximately 7,000 gelatin-silver photography by the leading photojournalists work in Soviet Russia between the two World Wars."

Saturday, January 12

James Schuyler

Photo credit: Gerard Malanga
"The career of James Schuyler has often been associated with the New York School of poets, John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, and Barbara Guest. Like any significant movement in the arts, such collocation of talent tends and anneal the achievements of the writers through their interaction but also to de-emphasize the individual successes or limitation of the group's members."

Luis Gonzalez Palma

"Murmurarn los recuerdos - The memories were murmuring", 2003
"Guatemalan Luis Gonzalez Palma's hand-painted gelatin siver prints show haunting images of the Mayan Indians. He captures the essence of these people and their culture by portraying them in theatrical, almost mythological costumes that signify elements of their ancient rituals and beliefs."
Scheider Gallery Chicago

Michael Wolf

Architecture of Density
"Michael Wolf was born in Munich, Germany. He grew up in the USA and studied at UC Berkley and at the University of Essen in Germany. He has been living and working as a photographer and author in China for ten years."
Micheal Wolf

Friday, January 11

Franco Donaggio

"Franco Donaggio was born in 1958 in Chioggia, in the province of Venice. He approached photography at 15, because he was curious about the many potentialities photography as endless source of 'stories'."
Franco Donaggio

David Rumsey Map Collection

Henry Popple, 1733
"The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 17,400 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials."
David Rumsey

Robert Weingarten

Dawn in Prague
"It has been asked whether a photographic image is a window or a mirror. Does it show you simply what the photographer saw or does it also give you insight into the emotions of the image maker? I hope my images do both."
Robert Weingarten

Thursday, January 10

John Buckland Wright

Image No.7
University of Otago - "In the 1930's, 1940's and early 1950's three artists did a great deal to launch British engraving into the exciting waters of contemporary European art: the New Zealander John Buckland Wrigh and two Englishmen William Hayter and Anthony Gross."
John Buckland Wright

Wednesday, January 9

Arago: People, Postage & the Post

Smithsonian - "Arago is your resource to the study of philately and postal operations as seen through the National Postal Museum's collection."