Daily Archives: October 17, 2012
This is a post about a brief presentation I did for the core class of my programme, 18th Century Cultural History: Historiography and Archival Methods. I was to interrogate a portrait from the 18th Century as an Art Historian. I chose a satirical portrait of the poet Charles Churchill; an etching by William Hogarth entitled The Bruiser, created in 1763. The historian part of the task was easy for me, the…
If you've never seen a mosque lamp (or even if you have), you're in for a treat:
Isn't it amazing? Take a minute and bask in its glory.
These oil lamps were hung in a circular patterns in mosques and other religious buildings. They've been replaced with electric lights, and somehow, although I find the oil lamps to be spectacular, the electric lights don't bother me:
The final part. All in all, not a bad album. It did drag in some places, but it had interesting ideas.