Monthly Archives: September 2015

PATTERN DESIGN WHEN THE GOING WAS ESPECIALLY GOOD

Our first instalment of enjoying textiles illustrated by major 20th century artists had to do with unlikely figures–Picasso and Warhol–doing justice to a rather obscure endeavor. (You don’t think of either of those luminaries avoiding the limelight.) In this second … Continue reading

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PORING OVER A MARVELLOUS MAP

Hudson Bay Company Map (c.1950); Stanley Turner;20″ x 25 1/2″, A-, L In the early years of Canada’s history the Hudson’s Bay trading company was omnipresent. What better way to reveal its starry array than by a map with illustrations … Continue reading

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THE MOVIES MAKING THEIR MOVES INTO THE ART GALLERY

The hand-crafted, artisanal  ways of fine art have undergone many changes over the past century. The most drastic line of departure has had to do with the defining presence of the era being motion–physical and, more importantly, conscious. Thus an … Continue reading

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MID-CENTURY ARTISTS’ TEXTILES—FINE ARTISTS GETTING DOWN TO PATTERNS WITH POP!

Pop artist, Andy Warhol, was always about the pregnant vignette. Near the beginning of his career he availed himself of a windfall showcase in the form of a marketing angle conceived before the Second World War but only hitting its … Continue reading

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VINTAGE GRAPHICS ALERT TO MUSIC : Second Cut

                        Mundial Dance 1913;F. Dumat;14″ x 10 5/8″;A,P, Song Sheet This little music sheet with the big color component uncovers that vein of lyrical delight whereby the power is … Continue reading

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