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    Halloween in Hell: Dante and Virgil

    By October 31, 2018

    Halloween night is this time of year when we go from light to darkness, where we can see and experience demons. For this special occasion, I want to treat you to a work that brings all of the...

  • Double Double Toil and Trouble: Witches in Art and Modern Media

    By October 30, 2018

    Tis the season….no, not of Christmas. Halloween. The time for Fall festivals, hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. Grotesque goblins, creepy ghosts, and blood-sucking vampires; It most certainly is a spooktacular time of year. One of my favorite...

  • Art Only Exists Because Death Exists. Skulls in Art

    By October 29, 2018

    Dia de los Meurtos is about to be celebrated across Mexico. A far cry from the western commercial horror-fest of Halloween, it is a glorious celebration of life and a time to remember and honour the dead, with...

  • I love you, Pumpkin!

    By October 27, 2018

    It is this time of the year where colour orange rules the world (of course when it’s not the grey skies and rain). Everything turns various shades of orange, leaves, grass and most importantly of all – the...

  • Fighting Skeletons of James Ensor Fighting Skeletons of James Ensor

    Fighting Skeletons of James Ensor

    By October 26, 2018

    We can’t let Halloween pass by without mention of the late Victorian avante-garde painter James Ensor. Often likened to Munch is his ability to convey the miseries of human experience, while often macabre his paintings are also colourfully...

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