This week’s edition of Historical Horology is something a bit out of left field, as it focuses around art and an artist. When it comes to watches (or clocks) in art, you probably think about the Dali melting clocks. Well, far less bizarre, but no less awesome, is this art (above) by Gerald Murphy.
In this article over at Quill & Pad, Elizabeth Doerr covers how she ran across this art in Dallas, and the research that she did on the artist and the work he created. It is an interesting read, and one I won’t try to rehash here. Just head on over and check the article out. As an added bonus, there is a video on the page showing an animated version of the painting which is quite sharp.