Back to happier times for Eric Thake.
A bright and breezy juxtaposition of images and ideas.
Eric wrote on the reverse of this painting “the sort of stuff the early Italians worked on, so George (Bell) told me.”
| Eric Thake, High and drying, 1934, image from Classical Modernism: The George Bell Circle |
I imagine his tongue planted firmly in cheek with this one. The title was found in a dictionary under the definition for Nirvana.
| Eric Thake, Salvation from the evils of earthly existence, 1940, image from Classical Modernism: The George Bell Circle |
Historian Mary Eagle got to interview Thake a year before he died in 1982 and found out that the propellers represent the twists of glass inside marbles.