Nightcap

  1. The street gangs of Weimar Berlin Marilyn Macron, Los Angeles Review of Books
  2. The road to compromise (LGBT and religion) Mark David Hall, Law & Liberty
  3. Angels through the ages Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Spectator
  4. France and Africa Dave Glovsky, Africa is a Country

Afternoon Tea: Minerva or Pallas Athena (1898)

NOL art Klimt minerva or pallas athena
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From my main man Gustav Klimt.

Afternoon Tea: The Scapegoat (1854)

NOL art Holman Hunt the scapegoat
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Man, I like this one. It was painted by William Holman Hunt, an English painter. Hunt belonged to a school of art that called itself the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Here is a wiki on the Brotherhood.

Afternoon Tea: The Women of Algiers in their Apartment (1834)

From Eugene Delacroix, as requested by Jacques Delacroix (no relation):

nol art delacroix the women of algiers 1834
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Afternoon Tea: Diomedes Devoured by his Horses (1866)

NOL art Moreau diomedes devoured by his horses 1866
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This one is just plain crazy, and it’s by the French painter Gustave Moreau. Here is a wiki on the story of Diomedes, by the way. And here is Barry Stocker on ancient Greek thought.

 

Afternoon Tea: Urvashi and Pururavas (unknown)

From the great Malayi (India) painter Raja Rami Varma:

NOL art Varma urvashi and pururavas
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Varma was one of the first artists in colonial India to blend Western art with Indian traditions. Urvashi and Pururavas is an old Hindu love legend (wiki). And here is a wiki on Varma.

Here is yet another wiki, on the Malayali.

Afternoon Tea: Ahasver (1910)

NOL art Hodler ahasver 1910
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This beauty is by Ferdinand Hodler, a Swiss painter. Rest assured, there’ll be more from him.