Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Swipe Spot #13

or: Marat the Monster (Mash-Up)

Marat… I know what you expect, but that would only be an insult to you and embarrassing for me.

Marat the Monster, 1965 - Robert Fawcett

Sure Robert Fawcett paid homage to the iconic painting by David, but…

this post is meant to highlight Fawcett's swipe from another (once popular) painting.

Shown at the Paris Salon of 1880, Assassination of Marat (13 July 1793 at 8pm) by Jean-Joseph Weerts (1847-1927) was purchased by the State (France).

Jean-Joseph Weerts 1847-1927 (French) – Assassinat de Marat (13 Juillet 1793, à 8 heures du soir), 1880

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Robert Fawcett • Cadillac 1933

or: Four New Lines

1933, gone are the pen lines, the hatching, and the silver & gold foil.

The drawing is less stylized, though perfectly suited for subject and product.

Colour, bright washes of locals fill the delineated forms (Fawcett's mature work features black).

~ A side-by-side look at 2 heads from 1933 Cadillac ads & 2 from 1937 illustrations…

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fawcett • Cadillac 1932

1932, though L. Benigni had moved on, Art Deco was still the style. The featured artist for the '32 Cadillac/La Salle campaign was Robert Fawcett (1903-1967).

Friday, February 17, 2012

L.Begnini • Cadillac 1931

Léon Benigni (1892–1948)

Benigni's work exemplifies the Art Deco movement. He is best known for the poster Brides les Bains, a masterpiece of the style.

Brides-les-bains, 1929

1931 saw him bring elegance, via his refined line, to the Cadillac advertising campaign.