Archive for May 2009

This joint is jumpin’

vintage advertising image of two clowns, a grasshopper, and a cereal packet

Page from a most unusual advertising booklet for Quaker Oats, 1898.

Professional instruction is available:


There is inspiration on hand:



…here, too:


…not to mention, here:


Yes, folks, it’s all happening, down at the Ole’ Internet Archive! Cast off your inhibitions, and get on down there.

Or else, I suppose the more enervated among you could always just go and look at the wisteria:


Japanese Lantern Slides From The E. Raymond Wilson Collection


Written by Dave Lovely

May 20, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Immortal longings

painting by Guido Cagnacci, The Death of Cleopatra, 1658

Cleopatra: …The stroke of death is as a Louers pinch, Which hurts, and is desir’d. Dost thou lye still? If thus thou vanishest, thou tell’st the world, It is not worth leaue-taking.

Charmian: Dissolue thicke clowd, & Raine, that I may say The Gods themselues do weepe.

Guido Cagnacci, The Death of Cleopatra, 1658

Written by Dave Lovely

May 17, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Posted in art

Sorry, where was I…?


Roger Hiorns: Seizure, 2008


View of the Old Town, Stockholm,
(Swedish National Heritage Board)


the blue lacunae

Written by Dave Lovely

May 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm

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