01 The intriguing
patterns for ideal foot movements from Narvaez, Libro de las Grandezas
de la Espada Madrid 1600
Gerard Thibault, Academie de l'Espee, Leyden 1628 typical of the elaborate
architectural backgrounds to the elaborate sword play in seventeenth century
05 GENERAL ADOPTION OF THE ROLLER-SKATE, Punch February 16 1866 p.68, Lively Appearance of Regent Street in June; Paterfamilias takes his family to the sea-side cheaply; Old Lady caught by the west wind and blown citywards; Charlie likes a nice trot by the side of Lucy; Fred and Emily prefer a more rapid form of progression." 18 x 24cms
01an illustration to an article on Ireland, by Ashley Sterne, in The Passing Show , March 1922. measuring 11 x 18cms; "NOT THE LOCAL COLOUR - Innocent little Irish Southerner who said he liked Oranges." Feeble joke, but an accomplished depiction of a running crowd, coming towards the spectator - by Gilbert Wilkinson. The turbulence of the thrown objects is offset by the telegraph wires that create a sort of perspectival funnel. A well drawn frozen moment with many feet running clear of the ground.
02 A rarely drawn movement is hopping - the figure is always seen at the head of the jump and appears to be floating - all the more delightful this extraordinary print (1827) from the collection of David Plumtree , himself no mean athlete. see also Bobby Van dance sequence a hopping choreography in Small Town Girl, 1952
03 another illustration by Willard Mullin, and imposing on the various images a sequence by numbering the panels. To intensify the action, some figures exist beyond the quadrilateral. From Byrnes 1948.
04 H.M.Bateman's graphic survey of bowling actions in
cricket; culminating in the dreaded fast bowler. A well observed sequence
of running up to the wicket, bending the back, launching the ball and
the trajectory of the delivery.
Farleigh (ilust) The Adventures of The Black Girl in Her Search
for God Constable London 1932; the Black Girl and the Old Man
seize the Irish Man, written by Bernard Shaw, whose portrait is used for
the Irish Man vainly attempting to vault the gate.
02 makes an interesting comparison, Howard Brodie's reportage studies of a Football Game, from Byrnes as above.
looks at golf"A new disease - the Golf Twist" Punch August 15th
1906, p.109 , 12 x 15cms
04Willard Mullin plots the movement of the Big Punch, from Gene Byrne, Complete Guide, Simon & Schuster 1948. Mullin is the doyen of American sporting artists. This is an interesting insight into the basic lines of flow in a violent section of movement.
another illustration by Willard Mullin, and imposing on the various images a sequence by numbering the panels. To intensify the action, some figures exist beyond the quadrilateral. From Byrnes 1948.