Tag Archives: France

1946: Beauty and the Beast

Jean Cocteau, director: La Belle et la Bête (1946)

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

1865: The Storm Cloud

Félix Bracquemond: The Storm Cloud (1860-1870)

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

1897: Orpheus

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

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

1307: Qualiter caput hominis situatur

This llustration from an early fourteenth century compendium shows the five functions of the brain: perception, imagination, estimation, cogitation, and memory. Drawn from the works of Thomas Aquinas and the Arabic philosopher Avicenna, the theory posits that sensory information enters … 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

1873: Sunset

Armand Guillaumin: Sunset over Ivry (1873)

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