Mystery Writer Solves Centuries-Old Mystery
03/16/2012 06:30:00 AM
Elizabeth Mackintosh, aka Gordon Daviot,aka Josephine Tey.
Few people have heard of > read more
The King and Lie
03/14/2012 02:01:00 AM
Yul Brynner as King Mongkut does the polka with Debra Kerr.
Image courtesy of www.amuseum.org.
Yul Brynner made a career out of playing a Thai king who danced the polka. > read more
Early Engraver Played His Cards Right
03/12/2012 02:01:00 AM
From > read more
These Birds in Hand Are Worth Millions
03/09/2012 02:01:00 AM
John James Audubon (1785-1851)Oil on canvas by John Syme, 1826Currently hanging in the > read more
The "Miracle of the Age" - a Forerunner of Audubon
03/07/2012 02:01:00 AM
Los Borrachos or The Drunks, 1629, by Diego Velázquez.
Velázquez > read more
A Marriage of Painting, Writing, and Music: Illuminated Choir Manuscripts
03/06/2012 02:01:00 AM
Initial C: > read more
Art and the World's First Novel
02/23/2012 02:01:00 AM
A portrait of Murakasi Shikibu by Tosa Mitsuoki, painted
in Yamato-e, the classical Japanese style, 12th century.
What is generally acknowledged as the world's first novel was written by a Japanese woman a thousand years ago. > read more
The Golden Age of Illustration - Maxfield Parrish
02/07/2012 02:01:00 AM
Dinky Bird, 1904, from Eugene Field's Poems of Childhood.
When I was 19, a friend gave me a poster of the above work by Maxfield Parrish. She said it reminded her of me. > read more
Borobudur: The Architecture of Buddhist Cosmology
02/02/2012 02:01:00 AM
Image courtesy of UNESCO (see link below).
Borobudur is a temple located in central Java. > read more
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary
01/31/2012 02:01:00 AM
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, illustration from Lee, H., 1887.
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: a Curious Fable of the Cotton
Plant, to Which is Added a Sketch of the History of Cotton and
the Cotton Trade. > read more