My review of Jonathon Shears and Jen Harrison’s edited volume Literary Bric-à-Brac and the Victorians: From Commodities to Oddities is now up on the Nineteenth-Century Studies’ online forum, as part of a series of reviews of books on nineteenth-century materialities. See it here.
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On Saturday, November 14, 1903 crowds gathered in the new Vickburg Memorial Park, two miles outside of the city of Vickburg, Mississippi, to dedicate the first of the many statues that would eventually be placed there. 1,659 more words
John Hoppner’s Portrait of the Franklin Sisters (circa 1795)
While the Impressionists were languishing in poverty in the 1870s, a host of other artists—academic painters, aristocratic portraitists, members of the Barbizon school, and genre painters—were hungrily snapped up by the self-assured connoisseurs of the day. 39 more words
For the last few months I’ve been obsessively following YouTuber and recording artist That Poppy. Her music is aggressively standard three chord Pop-music, however if you pay attention to her videos on her… 456 more words
Today is International Museum Day, which raises awareness of museums as “an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples… 741 more words
«Everywhere the crisis speeds toward places and people that have long kept the disasters they produced far away and for others. Across a series of groundbreaking essays, Memories of the Future sets into play a debate among scholars and artists about the politics of the future present. 319 more words