Game of Zones

The Badminton Game by David Inshaw

David Inshaw, The Badminton Game (1972-3)

I first came across this beautiful and mysterious painting in a book devoted to British art. Then I forgot the name of both artist and painting, and couldn’t get at the book any more. Years later, I’ve found it again on the cover of a paperback in a secondhand shop. I like the way it combines zones: the domestic and the dendric, the lunar and the ludic, the terrestrial and the celestial. And it’s full of fractals: the trees, the clouds and, implicitly, the moon and the two girls playing badminton.

’Dith and the Maiden #2

Marguerite Kelsey 1928 by Meredith Frampton 1894-1984

Portrait of Marguerite Kelsey (1928) by Meredith Frampton (1894-1984).

Previously pre-posted (please peruse):

’Dith and the Maiden #1

’Dith and the Maiden

Meredith Frampton's A Game of Patience (1937)

A Game of Patience (1937) by Meredith Frampton (1894-1984), from the Ferens Art Gallery in Kingston-on-Hull, Yorkshire.