• Anthropomorphic Landscapes

    I used this small image in a comment to publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-a rt-of-hidden-faces-anthropomorphic-lands capes Antropomorphism isn't about faces only. Actually, humans have two pairs of cheeks. One pair of these cheeks is part of our fac…

  • John Martin - The Bard

    recto, unframed deliver.odai.yale.edu/content/id/594cf82 8-e6b8-4ec4-bf14-cac45880305d/format/3 ===================== John Martin: The Bard ca. 1817 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/R ecord/16…

  • John Martin' s "The Bard" prepared for analysis

    Source of the painting on the left side: deliver.odai.yale.edu/content/id/594cf82 8-e6b8-4ec4-bf14-cac45880305d/format/3 left: John Martin, The Bard center: desaturated, increased contrast of large dark area (rocks) on the right side right: GIMP, Retin…


  • The Bard (detail)

    to be used as icon

  • Bard and Bellman

    [left] John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), detail [right] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail

  • Bellman & Bard

    [main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated. [inset] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail In…


  • Bellman & Bard

    [main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated & (most of) color removed [inset]: Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the…

  • Bellman & Bard after retinex filtering

    [main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated & (most of) color removed & retinex filtering [upper inset]: Detail from preperatory draft for Henry Holiday's illustration (1876) to chapt…

  • John Martin's Bard and Henry Holiday's Snark Illustrations

    top left: John Martin, The Bard (1817). top right: John Martin, The Bard modified using GIMP, Retinex: Scale=160, ScaleDivision=6, Dynamic=2.5 bottom left: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, Fit 8. Changes:…


  • Where do Boojums live?

    I posted this image to a "Carrollian" Facebook group. It was pending for a day and then disappeared. Perhaps it was not approved because of my Germanic English. Or did someone spot the Boojum somewhere in this image? Actually, such Boojums do not live in…

  • Monster Feet

    (1) John Martin: The Bard ca. 1817 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/R ecord/1671616 (2) Inset: A monster from Henry Holiday's illustration to the chapter "The Beaver's Lesson" in Lewis Carroll's…

  • The Monster in the Branches

    2014-01-26: I like this allusion by Henry Holiday in one of his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark to a little detail in John Martin's The Bard so much, that I made yet another assemblage. Color image: John Martin: The Bard, now…


  • Weeds turned Horses

    (1) Henry Holiday: "The Vanishing" Illustration to Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (1876), lower half (2) John Martin: "The Bard" (detail) commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Mar tin_-_The_Bard_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg ca. 1817 Yale Center…

  • Weeds turned Horses (BW)

    Dithered B&W graphics, optimized fpr printing: 105 x 82 mm at 1200 dpi or 210 x 164 mm at 600 dpi (1) Henry Holiday: "The Vanishing" Illustration to Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (1876), lower half (2) John Martin: "The Bard" (detail) comm…

  • Herbs & Horses

    [left]: Henry Holiday: The Vanishing (detail from lower left side) Illustration to Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (1876) [right]: John Martin: The Bard (retinex filtered and vectorized detail from lower left side) commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F…


  • Weeds turned Horses (detail)

    [left]: Henry Holiday: "The Vanishing" (detail) Illustration to Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (1876), lower left side [right]: John Martin: "The Bard" (detail) commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Mar tin_-_The_Bard_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg…

  • Weeds turned Horses (2)

    [left] Henry Holiday (and Joseph Swain): Illustration (1876) to chapter The Vanishing in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail (showing some plants in the lower right corner of the original illustration) [right] John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817…

  • Gnarly Monstrance

    From his eeriest illustration to The Hunting of the Snark, Henry Holiday alluded to an monstrance-like simulacrum in John Martin's The Bard. [left] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Vanishing in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark,…


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