Monthly Archives: February 2016

Callot-like figures

Jenkins visits his brother-in-law Roddy Cutts at the House of Commons: Callot-like figures pervaded labyrinthine corridors. Cavernous alcoves were littered with paraphernalia of scaffolding and ropes, Piranesian frameworks hinting of torture and execution, but devised only to repair bomb damage … Continue reading

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Gauguin and Rimbaud

The critic Bernard Shernmaker is teasing Quiggen about his mercenary considerations as editor of Fission:  “Gauguin abandoned business for art, JG, you’re like Rimbaud, who abandoned art for business.” [BDFR 148/138] Readers probably need no introduction to the painter Paul … Continue reading

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