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Impressionist art: Room for skepticism?

I was recently at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, which has been revitalized by its $145 million expansion. The modern architecture by Tadao Ando juxtaposes with the rustic of the Berkshire hills, creating a harmonious space which is surely envied by many other museums. 1,803 more words

Art Criticism

The Tragic Life of Clara Immerwahr | Saints, Sisters, and Sluts

Originally posted on Saints, Sisters, and Sluts.

Clara Immerwahr was brilliant … with bad taste in men. But Clara’s bad choice translated into a very tragic story. 139 more words

20th Century

1858 English Land Transfer Indenture

Victorian era land tranfser document dated 1858. This records, in great bureaucratic and ritualistic detail, the transfer of real property between Robert Hayward and Charles Jones.  38 more words


Books in Art: The New York Times Ad, 1895

Strictly speaking, this ad features a newspaper, not a book. It’s so exquisite, though, that I am giving it a pass.


These boots are made for... limping

On one of those million and one BBC websites there is a report of this singular phenomenon from the 19th century. The website claimed for a brief time there was a fashion among women to feign a limp in public when there was nothing the matter with them. 455 more words

The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan

An idealistic suffragette…

Miss Frederica “Free” Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women’s rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good.

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Historical Romance