DRAWING AN EXPLOSION
GENERAL VISUAL PROPOSITIONS
01 and 4 panel narrative Peter Pendrey, illustration
to all is not gold that glitters , Routledge, London 1944 22 x31cms.
and readjusted here into 4 descending panels from a format of 2 images
in the top row and 2 in the bottom.
05 Illustration from a publication called The Little Scholar's Mirror , and entitled "The Accident" c1810
FIREWORKS AND ROCKETS
There is an extensive literature on the construction and deployment
of pyrotechnics. See Chris Phillips, A Bibliography of Fireworks
, Books, published in association with St.Paul's Bibliographies,
01. from a Coca Cola advert, July 1962
03. Katherine Milhous, Through these Arches, The Story of Independence Hall, Lippincott Phil/NY 1964,
04. from Dore's magnificent Histoire de la Sainte Russe
celebration in St.Petersburg of a crushing victory
05. Utagawa Hiroshige, Fireworks over Ryogoku bridge, 1858 from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo 22 x 33 cms.
06 Tomaso Moretti, A General Treatise of Artillery (Appendix of Artificial Fireworks for War and Delight), London 1698.
next row fireworks
01. Jean Appier ( Hanzelet) La Pyrotechnie... ou sont representez les plus rares & plus appreuuez secrets des machines & des feux artifici els ,Bernard, Pont á Mousson 1630. A marvellous image this, combining the visual entertainment with military application, rivalling the Suns in the sky.
02 engraving from a description of an allegorical firework display given in the presence of the Emperor Catherine the Great in the winter of 1765 at St.Petersburg in Russia.
03Webster Murray's lithograph from Alan St.H.Brock's Fireworks
and Fetes ,Puffin Picture Book, Penguin, c1955. 18 x 21 cms.
01 from Walter and Bridgit Moss, H is for Harry The Story of a Hampden Bomber Oxford Univ.Press, 1942 18 x 22cms.
04.G.P.Reinagle, lithograph of the Battle of Navarin , London 1828.
BANGS IN SPACE
01. from a 1933 Buck Rogers strip
A VOLCANO ERUPTS
01. John Vernon Lord, illustration to The Nonsense Verse of
Edward Lear , Cape, London 1984,
02. from Sir William Hamilton, Campi Phlegraei, Observations
on the volcanoes of the two Sicilies , Naples, 1776 - 1779,
and engraving by Pietro Fabris.