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The Course of Empire: Commentary, Part 2 of 2

We last left off with covering the first two paintings in Thomas Cole’s series, “The Course of Empire.” Now, we shall finish with his final three paintings and one will be able to judge for themselves what was the essence of Romanticist philosophy and ideology and whether what the majority associates culture and civilization with, is actually culture and civilization at all! 1,308 more words



In distorted content
The breezes of bliss
Blow by

The breezeblocks braking no bones
With bruises of wooden debris
The seeking soaring storms
Of calm yet raging flows… 33 more words



That sky’s only eye
At this high
Winking,wincing now
But a crescent

The city streets filled with a harsh and distant breeze
Mid street
All in passing… 13 more words


Francisco Goya

Francisco Goya was one of the references of the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007 Show, titled « Sarabande ».

Other Francisco Goya-influenced collections : Diane von Furstenberg Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (Francisco Goya was one of the inspirations of this show), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (one pattern paid homage to Francisco Goya’s painting), Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2014 (Francisco Goya was one of the influences for the ruffles of this collection), Elisabeth de Senneville Spring/Summer 1989 (some motifs reproduced Francisco Goya’s « The Nude Maja / La maja desnuda »), Emilio de la Morena Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (Francisco Goya’s 1797 « Portrait of the Duchess of Alba » was the starting point of this collection), Marchesa Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Francisco Goya’s 1783 « Portrait of Maria Teresa de Vallabriga on horseback / Retrato de Maria Teresa de Vallabriga a caballo » inspired this show), Nathan Jenden Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« the drama of a Goya silhouette » influenced this collection).

Photo : MarieClaire.fr



Frankenstein, one of the most grotesque horror books of the time written by author Mary Shelly started off as game between herself and her brother ended up being one of the biggest British classics of all time. 489 more words

British Literature

Happy Goethe's Birthday! (August 28)

I studied literature and really loved it, but as time went by, I became less and less interested in any kind of literary analysis. I suppose this happened in grad school but as I had already developed the habit, I kept at it. 707 more words

Mild Waters (Subtle Splash)

The mild waters now turning luke
The slow dripping overflowing
Each drop bringing shattering waves
From center to edge

Each wave edging
Until that subtle crash… 50 more words