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September 10, 2019

Once Upon A Time...there was a 13 year-old boy who wanted desperately to be a professional photographer, and artist in yearning. Young Leonard used to develop his precious photos in the bathroom of the family home in Boston, on the west side. Later on he studied with a...

September 9, 2019

When we think of the word itself, "gruesome"

However, go back earlier to the Roman Empire, there is a blatant shift from the mere celebration of the might of Rome, around 37AD, when its prowess in war and conquering continents shifts to the glorification of the grotesqu...

September 9, 2019

Mary Shelley (1797-1851 ), daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Godwin was born on 30th of August, 1797, all seemed to go well but the placenta broke apart and slowly became infected, going from childbed fever (puerperal fever) to full on septicaemi...

January 1, 2016

Part Four: From the Art Nouveau of the Late Victorian Age to the Modern Contemporary

 

 PHOTO: Robert Auer's lovely painting of Cleopatra

 

So, the last blog in part three may have been a bit gloomy concerning the contriction of the goddess, and the symbolic use of corsetr...

November 3, 2015

An Ode to the Ominously Awesome time of Year we call Halloween.

 

Why do I love Halloween so much?

 

Well, my darklings, let me count the ways...

 

PHOTO:  Dracula's Castle, from the 1931 Universal Pictures film.

 

Halloween marks the wonderful time of year that darkness...

September 13, 2015

Part Three: From the onset of the Industrial Revolution to the Victorian Era, or the Constriction of the Goddess during some Dark Times

 

 PHOTO: Greek Goddess Hecate

 

In the last blog, we celebrated artists like Peter Paul Rubens and other Baroque era painters who either...

August 13, 2015

Part Two: The Post-Dark Ages to the Renaissance Age

 

 

Prehistory seems to be the golden age of women’s power and freedom, a time of hundreds of female goddesses and the Mother Goddess freely worshipped rather than erased. History, war, and women’s ideals of beauty are c...

July 7, 2015

 

Part One: The Ancient Ideal

 

Since the dawn of time art and archeological grave goods reflects the mind-set of those ancient cultures. Then, there were fewer complications to daily life - all that mattered was survival. And, survival meant food, water, shelter, and cre...

June 4, 2015

 PHOTO: Still from American Werewolf in London, courtesy of Universal Pictures Entertainment

 

Staycations are safest! You can journey to far distant lands from the safety of your comfy sofa.

 

Perilous places film characters venture to have been: The Overlook Hotel (The S...

May 12, 2015

My Top 13 Dream Castles List. The most spectacular castles, which are mostly intact, in the wide wonderful world which are worthy of our wildest dreams. Coming soon, I will do another list of ruins or remnants of castles, and yet another list of haunted castles....

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