Sept. 23, 2022

Mae Clarke in Frankenstein, 1931

Sept. 19, 2022

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon
Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962
Oil on canvas, three panels
198.1 x 144.8 cm, each panel
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 64.1700
© The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved

I saw this painting as a photo in a magazine, around 1965/

Image with Francis Bacon blog Thom Puckey

Sept. 12, 2022

Hans Baldung Grien and me

Encounters with supernatural figures

Hans Baldung Grien: Death and the Maiden. 1517

Image with Hans Baldung Grien and me blog Thom Puckey

Sept. 4, 2022

Giovanni Bellini's Holy Allegory

Aug. 20, 2022

Julie van der Vaart

Aug. 18, 2022

New sculpture in development

A new sculpture in development in my studio.

My photographic activities have temporarily had to make way for this new work in development.

Image with New sculpture in development blog Thom Puckey

Aug. 12, 2022

2006 <> 2016

2 works

Bringing 2 works together

Image with 2006 <> 2016 blog Thom Puckey

Aug. 5, 2022

Reindeer Werk with Jean Sellem

September 1975

Photo by Angela Spanswick. Reindeer Werk, Thom Puckey and Dirk Larsen, with gallery holder Jean Sellem in the middle. Galerie St. Petri, Lund, Sweden. September 1975.

Image with Reindeer Werk with Jean Sellem blog Thom Puckey

Aug. 1, 2022

Paul Nougé

The Subversion of Images

1929-30. Taken with a simple box-camera.

Image with Paul Nougé blog Thom Puckey

July 30, 2022

Study in curves

July 28, 2022

Paul Nougé

From: Subversion des Images

First edited and published by Marcel Marien in 1968 in a limited edition of 230 copies, half a year after Paul Nougé’s death, The Subversion of Images is a miniature classic in both the photobook and surrealist canons. It collects Nougé’s notes and photographs from 1929–30 to form a guidebook to the surrealist image. Nougé here outlines his conception of the object and the surrealist approach to it, while also offering an accompaniment to the visual work of his colleague, René Magritte, whose paintings he sometimes titled. How might a tangle of string elicit terror? How might the suppression of an object move one to sentimentality? What is the effect of a pair of gloves on a loaf of sliced bread?

Image with Paul Nougé blog Thom Puckey

July 27, 2022

Robert Capa

Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936

Capa's famous photo. Ref - my sculpture

Image with Robert Capa blog Thom Puckey

July 27, 2022

Herbert James Draper

The Lament for Icarus, Herbert James Draper.

The Lament for Icarus - Herbert James Draper. 1898. Oil on canvas. 180 cm × 150 cm. Tate Britain, London.

Image with Herbert James Draper blog Thom Puckey

July 26, 2022

Georges Seurat

Landscape, ca. 1881

Georges Seurat
French, 1859–1891
Landscape, ca. 1881
Black Conté crayon
The Art Institute of Chicago

Image with Georges Seurat blog Thom Puckey

July 26, 2022

Alix Cléo Roubaud

Alix Cléo Roubaud

Alix Cléo Roubaud
(1952, Mexico - 1983, France)


1980 - 1982


Collection: Centre Pompidou

Image with Alix Cléo Roubaud blog Thom Puckey

July 26, 2022

La Grande Odalisque

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Grande Odalisque, also known as Une Odalisque or La Grande Odalisque: by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Image with La Grande Odalisque blog Thom Puckey

July 26, 2022

The Poem that Took the Place of a Mountain

By Wallace Stevens 1954

There it was, word for word,
The poem that took the place of a mountain.
He breathed its oxygen,
Even when the book lay turned in the dust of his table.
It reminded him how he had needed
A place to go to in his own direction,
How he had recomposed the pines,
Shifted the rocks and picked his way among clouds,
For the outlook that would be right,
Where he would be complete in an unexplained completion:
The exact rock where his inexactnesses
Would discover, at last, the view toward which they had edged,
Where he could lie and, gazing down at the sea,
Recognize his unique and solitary home.

July 26, 2022


Andrzej Żuławski

Possession - the 1981 psychological horror/drama film directed by Andrzej Żuławski

Image with Possession blog Thom Puckey

July 24, 2022

Piero della Francesco


Visit 19 July 2022

Image with Piero della Francesco blog Thom Puckey

July 23, 2022

Bruges La Morte

Intro to blog

Fernand Khnopff's frontespiece for Georges Rodenbach's novel, Bruges La Morte, 1892

Image with Bruges La Morte blog Thom Puckey

July 23, 2022

Eugène Atget

July 16, 2022

L'Arrêt de Mort. Maurice Blanchot

the book of books

Image with L'Arrêt de Mort. Maurice Blanchot blog Thom Puckey