I love the expression of concentration and slight puzzelment on her face. She looks like she's thinking something like 'Is there always this much blood? it doesn't look like this on the statues.'Bannik said:
Never seen that before. In fact, being fairly ignorant about art i've not heard of Bocklin... Wish it was bigger - looks very cool. Is there a connection/influnce between this and Rachmaninov's 'Symphonic poem', The Isle of the Dead i wonder?Rrose Selavy said:
Yes, that's right . there are bigger pictures here, Also a version by HR Giger http://www.stmoroky.com/reviews/gallery/bocklin/iotd.htmThe Yithian said:Never seen that before. In fact, being fairly ignorant about art i've not heard of Bocklin... Wish it was bigger - looks very cool. Is there a connection/influnce between this and Rachmaninov's 'Symphonic poem', The Isle of the Dead i wonder?
ZPumpkinEscobar said:No, seriously, I know almost nothing about FitzHugh. I only knew of her because of the paintings, and I believe that most of what i found was on this very message board, on a thread about bizarre articles for sale on eBay, and that was where I got the nugget about the false name!
Sorry if I offended your sense of literary history!
Freaky as hell art though....
I'd never heard of her before not for painting or as an author but http://www.purple-socks.com/bio.htmPeni said:Nothing to be offended about; but I'd just like to know. No one on my children's writers' group had heard about an alternate name for her, and FitzHugh is such an interesting and important person in the field (Harriett's publication marks a distinct shift in the way children's books are handled in the U.S.) that we are now naturally curious. By "this very messageboard" do you mean Notes and Queries, and if not which board would I look for the e-bay thread on? I only just registered this Xmas vacation and still get lost very easily. The e-bay auction links will all be broken now, but maybe I can find a lead in the original postings that has slipped your memory. And I'm also going to be looking for Virginia Wolf's 1991 monograph as mentioned in "purple socks," as this is the sort of thing that is brought out in specialist critical work.
Yes, that's the person who took the picture. If you click on the "photos" link on the same page and then enlarge the seriously butch third photo in the line-up, it will have the photo credit "Gina Jackson."Rrose Selavy said: