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Exploring Indiana: Turner and Oldfields at the IMA

Since I moved to Indiana, I have been blogging about various adventures in exploring Indiana, often at the instigation of my friend Nazareth Pantaloni who lives in Bloomington.   775 more words


Inarticulate responses

Reading has been such an integral part of my life – of me – for so long that sometimes it gets in the way of other things. 650 more words


A Very Short History of Art: Neoclassicism and Romanticism

Both Neoclassicism and Romanticism began as expressions of rejection. Neoclassicism, which emerged in the 1740s, with its clean lines and commitment to an idealised reality, was a rejection of Rococo extravagance and embellishment, which by the 1780s had succeeded in supplanting it. 647 more words



J.M.W. Turner (British, 1775-1851)

“Turner’s Bedroom in the Palazzo Giustinian (the Hotel Europa), Venice c 1840

The Lee Shore

A technique that Melville uses throughout Moby Dick takes a truism, examines it analytically but logically, and in the process burdens it with qualifications until the exact opposite appears to be undeniably true. 582 more words