Illustration (1916) by Frank C. Papé from The Russian Story Book

Illustration (1916) by Frank C. Papé from The Russian Story Book

Illustration (1916) by Frank C. Papé (1878-1972) from The Russian Story Book [author, Richard Wilson]

Frank Cheyne Papé, aka Frank C. Papé was an English artist and book illustrator. He studied at The Slade School of Fine Art, and was married to a fellow Slade student, illustrator Alice Stringer.

Funeral scaffolding of a Sioux chief (1840-1843). Native Americans

Funeral scaffolding of a Sioux chief, Native American

Funeral scaffolding of a Sioux chief (1840-1843) by Karl Bodmer (1809-1893). Depiction of Native Americans.

“The scene is near Fort Pierre; the scaffold in the right foreground holds the remains of a warrior who had apparently been brought home from a great distance. Scaffold burial, on an erected platform or in the limbs of a tree, was a wide spread practice amongst the plains peoples in general and the Sioux in particular, for whom the ritual held deep spiritual significance.”

 

Entre les deux son coeur balance from La Vie Parisienne (1913)

Between the Two Her Heart Balance by Chéri Hérouard (1913).

Entre les deux son coeur balance from La Vie Parisienne (1913). The artist was Chéri Hérouard (1881-1961) – a French illustrator who was most famously known for his forty-five-year career for French society magazine, La Vie Parisienne.

I wish I could tell you what is going on here. Perhaps balancing “nice” and “naughty”? Maybe you have some thoughts?

 

The first in-flight movie (1925) – a personal favourite

Image of preparations for the first in-flight feature film

It’s 1925 and Imperial Airways are preparing an aircraft for the first ever in-flight feature film (movie) – The Lost World. Anyone who reads my book/art blog will know I’m a big fan of Conan Doyle. He wrote the novel upon which the film was based. Never seen the 1925 film, but later Jurassic Park drew on the same material.