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The Baron of Bulawayo

I notice that Marshall’s website has been revamped. Browsing through I rediscovered some paintings I hadn’t given a close enough look in the prior iteration of the website. Merle, Marshall’s sister, very kindly allowed me to use one of his paintings here. My brief thoughts on Marshall from a few years back here. aestheticsArtbulawayoMarshall Baronmusicpainting

The Nightmare

A favourite From the start, caricaturists also adopted Fuseli’s composition, and political figures from Napoleon Bonaparte to President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have all been lampooned in satirical versions of Fuseli’s painting. ArtdreamsEdgar Allan PoeHenry FuseliJungmary shellypaintingphilosophical literatureromanticismshakespeareSigmund Freudsubconscious


Photograph from September 11 #9/11aestheticsArtblue dogBosch FawstindhimmitudeEjay WeissGeorge RodrigueislampaintingpigmanPoetryterrorismwendy rodrigueWisława Szymborska

Booker’s Birthday

Today marks the birth of James Booker. Quite recently while looking for a fresh image of Booker I stumbled across the work of Cheryl Anne Grace. What’s particularly appealing about her work is that it doesn’t suffer from that Jackson Square/Pirate’s Alley schlock (Confederacy of Dunces) look. Cheryl’s work is palpably affectionate and the stylish iconography adds a very…

William Christenberry

Obituary and NYT profile William Christenberry’s work is a poetic evocation of a haunted countryside.  . . .  [that it] really says it all, because it [his work] deals not only with the Southern landscape of beauty and wonderment, but also the side of it that is haunted with memory and sadness. AlabamapaintingphotographyWalker PercyWilliam Christenberry