Got my brand new computer last week with a brand new operating system (Windows7). My old scanner doesn't work on it though because new drivers are needed for it to work with this new system and because when I did eventually manage to download them they didn't install properly - in other words I can't scan anything for the time being! Slightly annoyed with that (all in the name of progress) but at least I've got these to show. Excellent work by Harper that I've been collecting - and scanning - for years.
Monday, 31 January 2011
Sunday, 23 January 2011
"The Buddha And The Terrorist", Satish Kumar, illustrations by Clifford Harper (publ. by Green Books 2004) Part 2
The last few illustrations from this book by Clifford Harper. I love the serenity he achieves in the faces that is only found in religious icons. There is so much work and thought on all the details and the arrangement of the shapes and patterns.
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
"The Buddha And The Terrorist", Satish Kumar, illustrations by Clifford Harper (publ. by Green Books 2004)
A few months ago I treated myself with three of Clifford Harper's books. This one is by far my favourite but all of them are stunning. Harper draws like nobody else, creating beautiful shapes within shapes and mesmerising patterns which can keep you looking forever. His work can be admired every Saturday on Guardian's review (some samples of which I'll be posting soon) but the quality of these drawings is much, much better. Here's the artist's biography but there are also many other websites that feature articles on him, including Wikipedia. http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/artists/cliffharper/biography