Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Tobacco smoking is the practice where tobacco is burned and the vapors either tasted or inhaled. The practice began as early as 5000–3000 BC. The substance was met with frequent criticism, but became popular nonetheless.

Vincent van Gogh, Skull Smoking a Cigarette, 1886

 Louis-Léopold Boilly, Les fumeurs et les Priseurs, 1824

Not enough time in the morning?

Mel Ramos, Lucky Lulu Blonde, 1965

Tom Wesselmann, Smoker no.9, 1976


 Otto Dix, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926

Nestor Gianaklis by Apollinaire

Je goûte ton haleine plus exquise que la fumée
Tendre et bleue de l'écorce du bouleau
Ou d'une cigarette de Nestor Gianaklis
Ou cette fumée sacrée si bleue
Et qu'on ne nomme pas.

I taste your breath more exquisite than the smoke
Tender and blue of a birch's bark
Or of a Nestor Gianaklis cigarette
Or this sacred smoke so blue
And which you don't name.

 Asleep at the Wheel - Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)

 He Sen, Space and Air, 2008

 From my collection "Domestic Scenes"

 Dana Hoey, Pregnant Smoker, 2002

 Jocelyn Hobbie, Coco, 2005

 Joan Brown, The Search, 1977

 Sigmund Freud, whose doctor assisted his suicide because of oral cancer caused by smoking. "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar", Freud observed.


 René Magritte, Philosopher's Lamp (La Lampe philosophique), 1936

 Amédée Ozenfant, Still Life, 1923

 Tadeusz Makowski, Palacze fajek, 1931

  Al Fenn, Leavings after conference in business exec's home, USA 1961

  Stephen Crowley, Tobacco Company Executives Testifying Before Congress, USA 1994

 Jeanne Mammen, Boring Dolls, 1920s

 Paul Kamm, Untitled, 1923

 Weimar babe with cigarette

 Clovis Trouille, Religieuse italienne fumant la cigarette

 Jean-Léon Gérôme

 Emile Bernard

 Félix Vallotton

 Suzanne Valadon, The Blue Room, 1923

 Victor Perelman, Workers correspondent, 1925


 Sean Landers, A Midnight Modern Conversation (Ignoring Hallucinations), 1996

 Для приложения к газете "Газета"

 Martin Kippenberger, Untitled, 1982

 Ferdinand van Kessel, A monkey smoking and drinking with an owl, c. 1680

 Augustin Victor Casasola, Fortino Samano Moments before His Execution, 1916


 Too late

 Dawn Mellor

 George Condo, Father and Son, 2008

 Yousuf Karsh, Peter Lorre, 1946

 Beat Presser, Klaus Kinski, 1977

 Herbert Ploberger, Vor dem Schaufenster, 1928

 Konrad Adolf Lattner, Two Men, 1930s

 Otto Dix, Self-Portrait, 1921

 Otto Griebel, Ship Boilerman, 1920

 Kata Kálmán, Smoking Woman, 1930s

 Sasha Stone, Untitled [Berlin girl], 1920s

 Aleksander Rodchenko, Stepanova [his wife] with a cigarette, 1924

 Nan Goldin, Nan und Brian in Bed, 1983

 Christmas 2009

 Frantisek Kupka, Self-Portrait, 1907

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