Monthly Archives: March 2021

Animated Manet

A wonky gif made from eight copies of the bookplate for the 1876 first edition of Stéphane Mallarmé’s “L’après-midi d’un faune”, taken from photos in various online auction catalogues. Manet hand-tinted his own zincograph illustration, and the animation brings out the variation in his brushwork.

[Animated gif file of eight copies of Édouard Manet's bookplate for the 1876 first edition of Stéphane Mallarmé's "L'Après-midi d'un faune".  A zincograph image of lily leaves with pink watercolour wash added by hand by Manet himself.  Copies dedicated to Geneviève Mallarmé, William Rossetti, Stéphane Mallarmé, José Maria de Heredia, Paul Gaugin.]

Sharing Little Sparta eBook now available

Lichen and raindrops on the Ian Hamilton Finlay artwork Hic Iacet Parvulum Quoddam Ex Aqua Longiore Excerptum

The Little Sparta Trust has published an eBook based on the blog posts I made during my Sharing Little Sparta residency in 2016.  The eBook can be read online at ISSUU, and also downloaded as a (large) pdf file.  Many thanks to Lynne Maclagan, George Gilliland, and to the Estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay.