Miscellaneous

A Short List No. 1

Often, on Monday I’ll post #MondayMoodArt with an artist on Instagram and usually a historical photo for #FlashbackFriday. I thought I’d start collecting those all together here, plus some other interesting articles and books I stumble across, because I do enjoy reading other’s linked/found articles posts.


MONDAY MOOD

A painting of a woman in a green sleeveless dress at night.

“Sadder than a Single Star that Sets at Twilight in a Land of Reeds,” Sydney Long, 1899.

You can see more #MondayMoodArt on my Instagram.

Sydney Long was an Australian artist known for his art nouveau inspired works of the Australian landscape. His painting By Tranquil Waters caused a scandal but started his career. More >


JILTED DAUGHTERS

Medieval painting of women holding roses. Oil painting of Adele Hugo
King Edward’s unmarriagable daughter Victor Hugo’s daughter’s tragic romantic obsession

 


AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS

People float on a canoe in front of pink trees An iceberg flipped over that is shiny, blue and glass like.
Island of the Colorblind See a flipped over iceberg

 


BLACK HISTORY

A boy walks with his hands up on the sidewalk. The national guardsmen march behind him with their guns readies. A flag hands on a city building. It reads "A man was lynched yesterday."
The 1967 Newark Riot Revisited An eye-opening lynching map of the U.S.

 


FOOLS?

A court fool hides in a doorway in this a painting. Daguerreotype photograph of John Quincy Adams sitting in a chair.
The Mysterious woman in Henry VIII’s family portrait John Quincy Adams’ disastrous naked swimming in the Potomac

 


COUNTRYSIDE LOVE

Love letters A painting of rural England with sheep and animals grazing.
Andy Wyeth’s Lost love letters found Interactive map of Jane Austen’s England

 


ADD TO THE READING LIST

Book cover of

“Ghostland by Colin Dickey”

Dickey travels across America to the typical haunted places but instead of just repeating legend, he gets to the point of why we say places and people are haunted.