6 06 2015

One of the last members of the Bauhaus group, Bayer had a very productive life in America. I have a mixed reaction to his work. I like his collages but find myself disinterested in graphic work, Mayer’s or anyone else’s.

Herbert Bayer (April 5, 1900 – September 30, 1985) was an Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect, who was widely recognized as the last living member of the Bauhaus and was instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Richfield Company’s corporate art collection until his death in 1985.





Dental care

6 06 2015

The Edwardians. dental care2by David Halliday





Pedro Cerqueira

6 06 2015

Pedro Cerqueira.

Work in Progress

Work in progress.
Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 20″ (60 x 50 cm). By Cerqueira Pedro

Wordpress     TumblrDog Bee. 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 40" (50 x 100 cm). By Cerqueira Pedro
Wordpress     TumblrDay Dream. 2014. Acrylic on paper, 27.5 x 20 in (70 x 50 cm).By Cerqueira Pedro. 
Wordpress     TumblrHay field. Acrylic on canvas. 2013. By Cerqueira Pedro
Wordpress     TumblrRemember. Acrylic on canvas. 2012. 24 x 24 in (60 x 60 cm)By Cerqueira Pedro
Wordpress     TumblrSelf sufficient. Acrylic on wood panel. 2011. Work in progressBy Cerqueira Pedro
Wordpress     TumblrFertility plate, study, acrylic on plate
By Cerqueira Pedro





Umberto Brunelleschi

6 06 2015

Umberto Brunelleschi (June 21, 1879 – February 16, 1949) was an Italian artist. He was born in Montemurlo, Italy, studied at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence and moved to Paris in 1900 with Ardengo Soffici where he soon established himself as a printer, book illustrator, set and costume designer.

He worked for Le Rire as a caricaturist (often under the pseudonym’s Aroun-al-Raxid or Aron-al-Rascid) and was a contributor to many of the deluxe French fashion publications including Journal des Dames et Des Modes, La Vie Parisienne, Gazette du Bon Ton and Les Feuillets d’Art. Brunelleschi was also the artistic director of the short lived but significant La Guirlande d’art et de la litterature 1919-1920.

After serving in the Italian Army during the First World War, he returned to Paris. In the 1920s he diversified into set and costume designs for the Folies Bergère, the Casino de Paris, the Théâtre du Châtelet and theaters in New York, Germany, and in his native country. In Italy, he worked for Opera Houses such as La Scala in Milan, and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. He created costumes for Josephine Baker. He is also noted for his design of the Martial et Armand logo c. 1923.

His illustrated books include Voltaire (Candide, 1933), Charles Perrault (Contes du temps jadis,1912), Musset (La Nuit Vénitienne), Goethe, Diderot (Les Bijoux indiscrets, etc.), Les Masques et les personnages de la Comedie Italienne, 1914; Phili ou Par dela le Bien et le Mal,” 1921; Le Radjah de Mazulipatam,” 1925; Le Malheureux Petit Voyage, 1926; and Les Aventures de Roi Pausole, 1930.

Umberto Brunelleschi died 1949 in Paris, France.





Royal Flush

6 06 2015

Royal Flushby David Halliday





a married couple

6 06 2015

The Edwardians. a married couple2by David Halliday