Tuesday, 17 July 2012
For an interesting investigation of SCT's musical identity see this piece
THE IMAGINARY AFRICAN: MUSIC, IDENTITY, AND RACE by Nicholas Cook, 1684 Professor of Music, University of Cambridge and British Academy Wolfson Research Professor, accessed via SCT network Newsletter no.38 issued by Sean Creighton . There may be a simpler route, check out with firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 12 July 2012
AMONG the items once owned by artist Mary Sloane and recently given to the William Morris Society are 90 glass slides, made from photographs showing medieval jewellery, textiles and embroidery artefacts, works by members of the Women's Guild of Arts , and images of the Morris family and their houses.
Thursday, 5 July 2012
A little known portrait of John William Waterhouse, painter of the famous Lady of Shalott, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery. One of hundreds of portraits from the later Victorian era fully catalogued for the first time, it went on public display today.
Waterhouse is an artist about whose pesonal life very little is known; there are hardly any portraits of him and although this small oil is in consequence an important work, unfortunately for Waterhouse fans, it portrays him in rather miserable, scowling mode, his eyes shaded and his mouth obscured by moustache and beard. In fact it probably wasn't intended as a portrait but as a study for a figure in a crowd scene.
Full details of its story are in the Later Victorian Portraits catalogue, www.npg.org.uk/lvc, the first such period publication to be published online by the NPG , which is being launched today. Other artists in the LVP include (to mention only those of especial interest) Louise Jopling, Julia Cameron, Blanche Lindsay, Elizabeth Butler, Emilia Dilke, May Morris, Louisa Waterford, Laura Alma-Tadema and Mary Thornycroft..