Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Riccardo Manzi

I loved Riccardo Manzi's drawings at first sight. I found his loose lines and compositional freedom incredibly exciting at a time when round noses and popping eyes prevailed in cartooning (Just like now!). Manzi was a very sophisticated illustrator and painter extraordinaire in the style of Paul Klee.
He also made some beautiful sculptures of useless machines with garbage.
The drawings below are from an italian weekly of the late 1950's

"Poor kid! Hes an orphan....He murdered his whole family!"


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Milton Glaser

I had the pleasure and the honour of meeting Milton Glaser in few occasions. Not only I find his works wonderful, but he is one of the most cultivated and articulate persons I've ever met

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bonnard and Photography

Photo of Marthe by Pierre Bonnard

Drawing by Pierre Bonnard

Drawing and photo superimposed

Friday, February 09, 2007

Bonnard's inspiration

Marthe Bonnard photographed by Pierre Bonnard

Martha painted and drawn by Pierre

Pierre's pallette

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Pierre Bonnard Drawings

Thursday, February 01, 2007


These images are from "Anonymous-Enigmatic images from unknown photographers" by Robert Flynn Johnson. Published by Thames and Hudson in 2004.