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John Singer Sargent's 'Gassed': more allusion than fact?

Some remember John Singer Sargent for his portraits of the most affluent in society. For many, though, his most memorable painting is his vast canvas showing the horrors of the First World War, in the Imperial War Museum, London: … 1,106 more words


Turbo Twenty Three by Janet Evanovich  (Stephanie Plum #23)

I am a big fan Stephanie Plum novels and Janet Evanovich’s writing in general. I’ve been reading this series since around 2003, and I used to genuinely get excited about another installment in the series. 787 more words

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The Story in Paintings: The Road to Damascus and the Conversion of Saint Paul

I recently praised Domenico Morelli’s superior composition in his The Conversion of Saint Paul (1876). This article explores earlier paintings of this popular story from the New Testament, to see how the previous Masters had tackled it, and whether my claim is justifiable. 1,967 more words


The Story in Paintings: Domenico Morelli

There was a great deal more to Italian painting in the 1800s than just the Macchiaioli. As with most European art outside Impressionism, we have lost sight of the history of painting in that century if it didn’t happen in Paris (or London, perhaps). 1,808 more words


The Story in Paintings: The temptation of Saint Anthony, after 1570

The previous article told the story behind the many paintings of the Temptation of Saint Anthony, and I showed examples from 1430 to 1560. These demonstrated the influence of Bosch’s highly individualistic paintings, particularly his triptych now in Lisbon, at least in northern European painting. 1,726 more words



I listened to a really intriguing podcast from a guy called Steve Basilone. It was called; Terribly Funny with Steve Basilone. It is a podcast where Steve talks to funny people about genuinely terrible things that have happened to them in their lives. 378 more words