Love is the Devil

Posted in art, inspiration, muse, painting by andytoad on April 28, 2011

George Dyer in the Reece Mews Studio – photograph by John Deakin, 1964
(Dyer in Francis Bacon’s studio)

Morning Flavour – Blasphemous Boldness

Posted in art, beauty, inspiration, painting by andytoad on April 18, 2011

Melun Diptych by Jean Fouquet
(Named after the French city where the diptych used to be kept.)


Left Wing: Etienne Chevalier with his patron saint St. Steven
(Chevalier was treasurer to King Charles VII, this diptych was intended to be displayed on his grave)
tempera on panel c. 1450
Germäldegalerie, Berlin

Right Wing: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels
(Model believed to be Agnes Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII)
tempera on panel c. 1450
Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp


Posted in beauty, inspiration, muse by andytoad on April 7, 2011

Der Rabe, Carl Spitzweg, c. 1840 (Baxerische Staatsgemäldesammlung, Munich)


Hoof Heels, Roxanne Jackson, 2010, ceramic, platinum gold luster, flock, glaze, fur


Skeletor  and Panthor, Masters of the Universe Classics action figures, 2011




symbolist shadows from the renaissance

Posted in art, inspiration by andytoad on January 10, 2011

Andrea Mantegna (Isola di Carturo, circa 1431 – Mantua, 1506)

circa 1496-1497
Canvas; H. 1.59 m; W. 1.92 m
Paris, Musée du Louvre, dép. des Peintures, inv. . 370


Inspiration of the moment

Posted in inspiration by andytoad on May 15, 2010

Look from Katy Eary‘s 2010 Spring-Summer Collection : Naked Lunch