When Michael Ayrton Illustrated Paul Verlaine

When Michael Ayrton Illustrated Paul Verlaine

Please note: This blog post includes images of a sexually explicit nature. Avert your eyes if you are likely to be offended. Into Oblivion In 1972, Arcadia Press published an edition of Femme/Hombres by French poet Paul Verlaine. Michael Ayrton illustrated this publication with a series of 15 etchings depicting Verlaine’s poetic and real-life preoccupations …

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Frink Show

The Frink Tales

As the wonderful Charlotte Nickels of PaperBack Conservation Studio  goes on a well deserved break, we at Art on Paper are doing a studio take over. Starting on the 7th August, I’ll be popping up in Bridport with The Frink Tales; an exhibition of 19 etchings by Dame Elisabeth Frink illustrating Chaucers Canterbury Tales. We …

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Book Exhibition

The Art of Design

I confess to being a complete sucker for a good bit of mid-century graphic design. It is so confident in itself – so precise. The colours are crisp, the message is clear and the future looks sharp. The watercolour and ink designs for posters, book covers and advertising, are a type of art form that …

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