26 September 2010

Sunday Paintings: Book Illustrations

  
I decided to do something a little different this week for my Sunday Painting.  Can you guess what book these illustrations came from? Although different in style, they remind me a bit of the illustrations in my copy of Rebecca West's The Modern Rake's Progress.










What's that you say? You can't figure out what book it is? That's because I lied. These aren't from a book at all. They are murals that I see every weekday at work. Aren't they amazing? They desparately need cleaning. You can see them in context below. It was a little hard to take the photos because there are lots of columns in the way. But I think you can get the sense of them.












    

9 comments:

  1. Back when public art was public art. Wow.

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  2. WPA murals...? Is the artist known? Love them.

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  3. What a wonderful environment to work in. Where are the commissions for such art these days?

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  4. wow -beats the 'lobby' at my office -haha.
    I'm not sure why we don't bring back a program like the WPA today: now that would be some economic stimulus!

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  5. These are gorgeous. Do you know who the artist is?

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  6. Harold Weston. I'll have to see if they are in a book somewhere. They're terrific.

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