Eric White

5 12 2014

Love this guy’s work. Feels like comfort food. Brings back a lot of my old loves. Before I found out how things worked.

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the erosion of the bicameral mind…

5 12 2014

The erosion of the bicameral mindby David Halliday

Giorgio de Chirico

5 12 2014

Almost on my knees. Weeping. Every time I see de Chirico’s work. There is too much loneliness. Emptiness. Almost more than is imaginable. More than can be prescribed by a god. Cruel. Like the torture of Prometheus. If God does not exist. Than the despair chokes your breath. If he does…

In the paintings of his metaphysical period, De Chirico developed a repertoire of motifs—empty arcades, towers, elongated shadows, mannequins, and trains among others—that he arranged to create “images of forlornness and emptiness” that paradoxically also convey a feeling of “power and freedom”.[15] According to Sanford Schwartz, De Chirico—whose father was a railroad engineer—painted images that suggest “the way you take in buildings and vistas from the perspective of a train window. His towers, walls, and plazas seem to flash by, and you are made to feel the power that comes from seeing things that way: you feel you know them more intimately than the people do who live with them day by day.”

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the empty sidewalks on my block are not the same…

5 12 2014

the empty sidewalks on my block are not the David Halliday

robert maguire

5 12 2014

Robert Maguire began his education at Duke University, but like so many others of his generation, left for service in World War II. Upon his return, his interest in art led him to the Art Students League, where his instructor was the famed Frank Reilly. Two of Maguire’s more noteworthy fellows included Clark Hulings and James Bama, graduates all of the class of ’49.

Maguire’s career took off immediately with his first work for Trojan Publications: cover art for their line of small pocket pulps, with titles like Hollywood Detective Magazine (Oct. 1950). Maguire did three of the eight covers for this pocket pulp series. From then on, his career blossomed.

His classic period of the 50s and 60s grew out of his skilled female images, some of the best and most memorable of the period. Maguire’s mastery of the “femme fatale” created a vintage paperback icon: his women are passionate yet somehow down to earth, approachable, though sometimes at your own risk.

Robert Maguire continued evolving and producing fine art as well as many memorable illustrations.

There is something both amusing and adolescent about this whole world of pulp fiction/illustration.

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