Tag Archives: 1890’s

1895: Moonrise

William Trost Richards: Moonrise over the Beach; I made up the date.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1899: The Fools

František Kupka: Les Fous (1899)

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

1893: Marine

Nils Hansteen: Marine (1893)

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1897: Orpheus

Pierre Amédée Marcel-Béronneau: Orpheus in Hades (1897)

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1956: The Hound of Heaven

In 1893, English poet Francis Thompson published a poem called “The Hound of Heaven.” The work is an extended metaphor: as a hound pursues a hare in a hunt, so does God pursue the human soul to restore it to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1784: Whimsical Associations

From Paul Fussell’s Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1965): “In ‘The Poplar Field’ …William Cowper…unwittingly allows the whimsical associations of triple meter to work against him.” The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade And the whispering sound of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1895: A-ka-u-ku

In 1895, King Njoya of the Bamum, an ethnic group from what is now western Cameroon, invented an alphabet to record the history of his people. Njoya, who traced his linaege back 16 or 17 generations of kings, was insipred … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment