Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Decisive Moment

The Decisive Moment

Here I had fun playing around with the difference between the instantaneousness (fifth time this morning I’ve used that word) of photography and the far less speedy medium of painting (something I also explored in this cartoon). The photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was renowned for his freakish skill in capturing “decisive moments” – combinations of fleeting, […]

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

There’s an exhibition here in London on Ice Age art at the incomparable British Museum. There was also, at the time of the cartoon’s publication, a retrospective of Roy Lichtenstein at Tate Modern. The two must have coalesced in my mind as I was trying to come up with ideas. This cartoon is obviously a take […]

Facial Recognition Technology

Facial Recognition Technology

Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli

When I ran the idea for this artoon past a few friends I got fairly identical reactions – laughter followed by a grimaced “ooo”. Of course it’s a dicey area in which to be making jokes but all I really meant is that it’s nice to have an attractive woman around. The Birth of Venus by Sandro […]