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Horror in October Part Four: It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble…  The famous witches mantra in Shakespeare’s Macbeth still comes to mind when bringing up that quintessential antagonist of All Hallow’s … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Horror in October Part Three: Goya’s Madmen

This month’s feature on terror now takes a twist toward the insane. Think of how many characters in our popular culture have been portrayed as sadistic madmen. The Joker, Michael … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Horror in October: The Infernal Inferno

Happy October everyone! This, in my opinion, is the absolute best time of year. Football season is in full swing and the weather is cooling down. We have apples, leaves … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Jean-Antoine Watteau and the Arcadian Booty Call

Jean-Antoine Watteau was a popular painter of the French Rococo, and a grand artist of the fête galante, the pleasure filled celebrations or amorous escapades enjoyed by French aristocracy after … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Daedalus and Icarus: A Little ‘Vanitas,’ Courtesy of the Greeks

The story of Daedalus and Icarus in Greek mythology has inspired some fascinating works of art across multiple genres. Often told as a warning against vanity, this tale can apply … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sarcasm and Wit in Goya’s “The Wedding”

Oh, Goya. The first “official” post on Greco’s Ghosts was always going to be about Goya. Born Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, he is called Francisco de Goya, or … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

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