Thursday, 7 March 2013

Young Woman with Flowers, Roger Worms, 1943

This vast and hugely informative Tumblr archive Still Life Quick Heart is sheer delight for anyone who loves flower paintings, (just click on each painting to find out more).  But as Simon posted recently about not knowing where to start looking for the domestic paintings to which he feels drawn, I picked out this 1940s interior for him ... sorry Simon, I know nothing about the artist except that he was French.

Silver and Spode, Allan Douglass Mainds, 1942



And this one, from Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, with its suggestion of maintaining high standards on the home front .. even if the sultanas in the fruit cake were sparser than usual.
Do have a browse here. But be warned, one painting leads to another and before you know it an hour has passed. 

6 comments:

Mystica said...

love the silver and spode painting.

Sue said...

How nice to find a Tumblr blog which is informative. I am forever landing on them via Pinterest to find no sources or information about the pictures posted. Love this one. Already addicted. Thanks Mary.

Lucille said...

*You* are the super source!

Toffeeapple said...

What bliss! Thank you Mary.

StuckInABook said...

Very lovely, thank you Mary!

mary said...

Glad you all liked it. Somebody has gone to a lot of trouble putting it all together.