On this page is dumped anything of interest. Some of it is new, some rather repetitious.
Poisoning the Minds of Posterity
Walpole on Hogarth:
stupefying: tale told by an idiot
Jane; Hogarth's wife
this portrait is amazing: one of the greatest I've ever seen: a living image
Oh, the slender merit of Hogarth ! He never attained great excellence.
the spirit of britain: stupefying
Stupefying: up a creek without a paddle. Milton ?
What is truly baffling is that Nikolaus Pevsner can write a book in 1956 titled The Englishness of English Art, and throughout its 230 pages fail to mention a single marine painter, let alone the marine genre. It is equally baffling to have Turner lumped in as a landscape artist with Constable. Why not include Gainsborough ? Did Pevsner misdirect Strong ? Command of atmospheric situations ? Where did that come from ?
Understand the Poodle of Spain and his Poisonous Progeny
Walpole on Monamy:
Walpole on Scott:
NMM: Scott "eclipsed" Monamy. Give me strength.
Leonardo da Vinci was eclipsed by Jackson Pollock
Sadly, Scott was the Walpole poodle
The truth is that Monamy was pro-Navy, anti-Walpole, anti-Spain, and the inheritor of an anti-Catholic Marrano family legacy. The Walpoles were pro-Spain and the inheritors of a pro-Catholic Jesuit family legacy. Hence Horace disparaged Monamy and lauded Scott; to be mindlessly followed by later self-proclaimed "art historians". There never lived a more calumnious writer. See Croker.
à bout de souffle
hervey & others on robert walpole
monamy website index
an explanation for monamy
british art history 1
british art history 2
another art-historical page: a bone to pick with sir roy
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