Greco's Ghosts

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Horror in October Part Three: The Witches’ Sabbath

Greetings, and Happy Halloween. Here, we end the annual Horror in October series as a trilogy, capped off by another feature on the witch. This omnipresent character of All Hallow’s … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Horror in October: The Rebel Angels

OCTOBER! The best month on the calendar. The second annual “Horror in October” series is back, with new articles about fightening themes for the enjoyment and inspiration of upcoming Halloween. Here’s … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

For the Love of the ‘Schland Part Three: The Surreal World of Max Ernst

Capping off this small trilogy on the art of Deutschland, it is worth our time to explore the complex visions of Max Ernst. German art of modernity is known for being expressive, … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Did You Bury Your Sardine? It’s Lent People!

Carnival, carne vale in Latin, means “farewell to meat.” We recently celebrated Carnival/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras. We engorged ourselves on greasy meats, King cakes, paczkis and other empty carbs, perhaps even a … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Cornucopia of Wit: Still Life and Arcimboldo

I’ve had another small hiatus from the blogosphere; my apologies. My November has been hectic (I feel like I’ve been out of town over half of this month), and here … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 · 3 Comments

Horror in October Part Two: The Female Monster

The monster is most often an embodiment of traditional masculine characteristics. If a monster is considered female, it has to be indicated so, otherwise we would probably just assume the … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

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