Monthly Archives: April 2013

The sea hath its pearls

The sea hath its pearls

Here’s a painting from 1897 by William Henry Margetson called “The sea hath its pearls”. He originally titled it “The Sneeze” but his agent made him change it.

Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp

Nude Descending a Staircase by Marcel Duchamp was exhibited in the Armory Show in New York in 1913, which was the first proper taste of European avant-garde art in America. Out of all the works shown this was the one most mocked and caricatured by the press and subsequently became, for decades, the emblem for the extravagances of modern art […]

Lips

Lips

Just playing around, cutting out lips from a magazine, as you do. I stuck a pair each onto bonny Prince William and Kate Middleton. Here’s the original magazine cover. These undoubted improvements have made me decide to become a cosmetic surgeon. This will be my last cartoon post. Goodbye.

Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet

First published in guardian.co.uk on 6 February 2013   Edouard Manet and Claude Monet having a chat. There is a nice link between the two paintings Manet is working on in the cartoon. Both – Olympia and The Luncheon on the Grass – were painted in 1863 and both feature the same model, Victorine Meurent. So yes, this is […]