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William Russell Flint, plate from Le Morte D’Arthur, 1910-1911
“The devil made thee a shooter.” Romanticised Arthurian legends (the text is from Malory) from Sir William Russell Flint, famous for his representation of women. She doesn’t have a name, but safe to say that Launcelot is not her biggest fan:
Doesburg was a pioneering member of De Stijl. From the GCA, “The artists grouped around De Stijl rejected natural depiction, and they held the architectonic abstract mode of composition, defined by horizontals and verticals, the only true path of painting. They saw the manifestation of “absolute harmony” in pure geometrical forms, the model for a new world to come… Doesburg’s 1919 Archer is a characteristic representative of the De Stijl principles. The vertically stressed figure of the archer defines the composition, and is built up from blue and black triangular, rectangular and pentagonal planes. The forces necessary to draw the arrow are concentrated at a single point: at the point of intersection of the verticality of the body and the horizontality of the stretched arm, and the transversals of the bow also run to this point. The dynamic implicit in this motion is heightened by the diagonality of the leg planted backwards.” (You can buy this one as a poster.)
Tomer Hanuka, Rambo First Blood Part 2, silkscreen print for Mondo.
More than you could ever want to know about archery in the Rambo films here.
Thanks to Archery Forever & Ever