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I Wish I'd Written That #1

I scarcely need to ask: Have you ever come across a sentence or phrase so exquisitely capturing an idea or feeling that you were compelled to shout, “Why didn’t I write that!” 175 more words

Eric J Baker

Power of the Middle

During eighteenth century, the industrial revolution and the fall of monarchies around the world marked the beginning of increasing economic influence by the middle class. This group, which now outnumbered the aristocrats and the poor, had excess cash that allowed them to be patrons of the art. 761 more words

François-Marie Arouet

Hymn 43

As risible as the idea of a “Greater Albania” is, Albanian chauvinism should not be rewarded with further participation in international sporting events. It’s time to drag the Balkans into the twentieth century. 82 more words


First, Do No Harm.

Thank you Mr Rowson for your re-interpretation of a French Old Master to comment on one of today’s talking points in the news.

Martin Rowson’s biting political cartoons always have a wealth of detail both visual and referential. 572 more words

Referential Cartoons

Course Notes - Modern Art and Modernity [9.9.14]

I am trying something completely new, which will hopefully become standard for storing my course notes on this blog. Since I habitually scribble all of my notes longhand, I have decided to digitally embed scans of my notebook. 85 more words

Course Notes

— Socrates

Image: Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Socrates, Courtesy of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1931


death of marat

Today marks the 266th birthday of Jacques-Louis David. I almost named my dog Jacques, but I went with Omar. Sorry not sorry.

This is the… 86 more words