Sunday, January 30, 2011

Start a Fire

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Fire, 1566

 Milo Manara (b. 1945), Gullivera

 René Magritte, The Return of the Flame, 1943

 Lurid flames sweep San Francisco in William Alexander Coulter’s (1849-1936) panorama of the largest maritime rescue in United States history, where more than thirty-thousand people were taken from the shoreline between Fort Mason and the foot of Lombard Street. Mr. Coulter’s painting depicts the flotilla of rescue vessels ferrying survivors from the burning city to Sausalito.

 Joseph Gandy, Soane's Bank of England as a ruin, 1830

On Christmas Day 1843, Joseph Gandy died in one of the windowless cells of a private asylum in Devon. He was the greatest perspective artist in the history of British architecture - dubbed "The English Piranesi" - and one of the great visionaries of the Romantic movement. No one knows where he is buried. Since the days of surrealism he has been a cult figure.

 Ed Ruscha, Los Angeles County Museum on Fire, 1968

 Markus M. Krüger, Winter Drama, 2009

 Neo Rauch, Suburb, 2007

 Georges De la Tour, The Penitent Magdalen, 1638

 Start a Fire
The Tiger Lillies - Start a Fire

 Josephine Meckseper
"When a powder tower explodes don't overestimate the significance of the matches." - Ernst Jünger 

 Trop enflammé

 Pierre Winther

 Wilhelm Sasnal, Terrorist Equipment, 2000

 Alex Andreev

 Adolf Dietrich, Schiffsuntergang vor Berlingen, 1935

 Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire Destruction, 1836

 Weegee, Simply Add Boiling Water, 1937

 Thomas Hoepker, View from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to Manhattan, 11th September 2001

 kennardphillipps, Photo Op, 2007

 Ed Ruscha, Burning Gas Station, 1966

  Gregory Crewdson, 2001

 Salvador Dalí, Surrealist Gondola above Burning Bicycles, 1937
A drawing (charcoal, watercolor and pastel on paper) for a film project with the Marx Brothers, 1937. 

 Sigmar Polke, The Captain and the Burning Ship, 1973

 George Frederick Watts, Satan, 1847

 Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait in Hell, 1903

 Man Ray, Portrait imaginaire de D. A. F. de Sade, 1938

 Theodore de Bry, Scene of cannibalism, from 'Americae Tertia Pars...', 1592


Nakajima Soyo, The Miyako1 Nenju Gyoji Gajo (Picture Album of Annual Festivals in the Miyako), 1928 

 Marianne von Werefkin, Police sentinel in Vilnius, 1914

 Ludwig Meidner, The Burning City, 1912

 Gerardo Dottori, Burning City, 1926

 Bernhard Klein, Berlin 1943 (Burning City), 1947

 Lee Miller, Women with Fire Masks, Downshire Hill, 1941

 Yves Tanguy, Through Birds, Through Fire and Not Through Glass, 1943

 Alexander Rodtschenko, Fire Escape, 1925

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