Tag Archives: Victorian

Striking portrait, young woman, 1860

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Paolo Schmidlin, Marilyn Monroe

Paolo Schmidlin, sculptor, created this beautiful, evocative sculpture of MM based on her figure in death. While I might normally find something like this exploitative of the star, in this case, it is so beautiful I feel it is a final … Continue reading

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Interwined arms. Father and son, 1852

A rare moment of tenderness in an early Victorian photograph. Detail from daguerreotype of William Harrison Noar & Richard Noar, by Legros, Paris, 1852. From this photo stream.

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Drawing (by me) after photo by Emile Zola

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, (1836-1912), Joseph the Overseer

My favorite by him. I am less a fan of Academicism than the Symbolism movement. This is a gorgeous work.

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, The Meeting of Anthony and Cleopatra, 1885

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The Innocents, 1961, horror film based on Henry James Turn of the Screw

Both the story and the film deal with the unreliable narrator. In this shocking scene, one of the nanny’s charges, Miles, stands before a window in which we see the apparition of Quint. This is one of the scariest movies … Continue reading

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Maria Dieul, petite souris 84, so Beatrix Potter!

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Jeremy Lipking (b 1975, US) , Adrift (reminds of Ophelia and Alice)

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Thomas Cole, The Voyage of Life Manhood, 1840

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