Category Archives: 19th Century Art

Otello: Race and the Arts.

    After having pored through an interesting OperaCanada article that featured the opera Otello‘s lead, Russell Thomas, and a predictably snide review in The Star – look there is no black lobby in Canada, so one can always be expected … Continue reading

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Oxford Circus. Pimlico. Barbican.

Bright and early Tuesday morning and it was off to Oxford Circus in search of more art.   No faking this; the hustle is fucking real.  As I poured through this joint, I recalled my advice to the London cab driver … Continue reading

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The Remains of Armistice Day.

Strangely, though the major part of Armistice Day celebrations were long concluded, there were still more persons moving westward towards the Cenotaph than easterly towards Trafalgar Square.  My companion, a spectacled, freckled guy in his early 30s, was keen on … Continue reading

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J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free.

Last Thursday, I ventured to the Art Gallery of Ontario to attend the much anticipated J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free exhibition.  Nice it was to have run into an old colleague during the members’ preview, when it is … Continue reading

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Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps.

Oil on Canvas 146 x 237.5 cm C. 1812 William Turner. Provenance: Tate Museum, London, England. http://www.tate.org.uk/ Today, thanks to Mike Leigh’s deft and masterful vision, as if in a lucid astral plane dream spanning the spiral arms of time, … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Rag.

1899 Maple Leaf Rag, Scott Joplin Piano: Scott Joplin. This is such a favourite of mine.  I include here as it is not traditional Jazz; however, as Scott Joplin would be reincarnated and be even more famous, I have chosen … Continue reading

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