Work of the Week 26: Dans ce Cafe by Michael Ayrton

Work of the Week 26: Dans ce Cafe by Michael Ayrton

etching, from Femmes/Hombres (The Verlaine Suite) 1972 Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), wrote a trilogy of erotic poetry between 1887 and 1891, entitled Les Amies, Femmes and Hombres. The latter two were republished in 1972 as Femmes/Hombres in an edition of 100, with 15...
Work of the Week 25: The Third by Sheila Robinson

Work of the Week 25: The Third by Sheila Robinson

Sheila Robinson has created a dynamic and surprising image here – it is a picture within a picture. Here she shows a small selection of a room and a view which, presumably, she must have known well. The aspect is at once ordinary and extraordinary. The solid,...
Work of the Week 24: Ravilious Handkerchief

Work of the Week 24: Ravilious Handkerchief

Eric Ravilious’ original design for A Child’s Handkerchief was included in an exhibition by the Cotton Board in 1941. Established in 1940, the Cotton Board’s remit was to ‘promote the welfare of the industry by internal reorganisation, by the development of...