Secrets of Ghost Photography in the 19th CenturyApril 11, 2021
Spirit photography, photographs that allegedly show ghosts, have always captured the eye. They are peculiar, bizarre, but above all else horrifying. Their appearance is connected to the beginnings of photography and Spiritism of the 19th century. Spiritism was...
Victorian Feminists and Their Supernatural PowersApril 3, 2021
The Victorian feminists in 19th-century England paved the way for the women’s movement across the world. The ‘New Woman, as she was called, demanded social equality, economic independence and the right to education. However, many people (both men...
Five MORE Things Everyone Should Know About the VictoriansApril 2, 2021
The last time that we talked about the Victorian era, we looked at steam travel, Alice in Wonderland, Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites and Sherlock Holmes. So what shall we look at next? How about the Gothic, Jack the Ripper,...
Aubrey Beardsley: Sharp Blacks and Whites of the Victorian EraApril 2, 2021
Aubrey Beardsley was an extremely talented draughtsman of the Victorian era. As a young boy he suffered from tuberculosis yet decided to live his life to the fullest instead of staying in bed. Oscar Wilde himself helped to...
Five Things Everyone Should Know About the VictoriansApril 1, 2021
What do we think of when we ponder the Victorian era? I for one almost always think of steam trains, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper, Charles Dickens, pea-soupers (thick London fog), public libraries,...
Women in Rossetti’s Life and Art: Muses and LoversApril 1, 2021
Anyone who knows of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood will remember their style by the representation of a very particular type of women – the ones with angular facial features, prominent jawline, straight nose, voluminous hair – the type of...
Psychological Truth on the Verge of Modernity: Symbolism in Victorian ArtMarch 31, 2021
Symbolism in the late 19th century came out of the romantic movement and explored the meanings of forms, lines, shapes, and color. It drew on literary genres such as mythology and subjects such as dreams and nightmares, religion,...
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