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Category Archives: Literature & Mythology

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

Et tu, Brute? Images of Ultimate Betrayal

As Captain Jack Sparrow put it so succinctly, “The deepest circle of Hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers.” These are the all-time backstabbers, the ancient screw-overs, the historic sellouts, … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

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