Max Beerbohm’s Poet Caricatures
|October 18, 2012|
A selection of poet caricatures by Max Beerbohm.
Coleridge, table-talking, 1904
Oscar Wilde, 1916
Henrik Ibsen, Receiving Mr William Archer in Audience, 1904
Lord Byron, shaking the dust of England from his shoes, 1904
Riverside Scene. Algernon Swinburne Takes his Great New Friend Gosse to See Gabriel Rossetti, 1916
Mr. Matthew Arnold. To him, Miss Mary Augusta, his niece: “Why Uncle Matthew, oh why, will you not be always wholly serious”, 1904
Ned [Burne-Jones] and Topsy [William Morris] settled in the settle at Red Lion Square, 1917
William Shakespeare, his method of work, 1904
Robert Burns, having set his hand to the plough, looks back at Highland Mary, 1904
Merleau-Ponty’s Child Psychology
As much as death signals the end of the self, birth is just as mysterious. Both extend out to infinity and signal the brevity and contingency of our lives. As mysterious are those first few years of life that one does not have access to as an adult, I know I existed before my earliest memories. I know I interacted with others, I learned to walk and talk. I was willful from my parent’s tales.
William Pope.L: Reader Friendly
William Pope.L is famous for (among other things) carrying a business card that identifies him as “The Friendliest Black Artist in America.” It’s a clever gag because it makes itself true, in a way, every time it draws people closer. The card must be especially useful when Pope.L does business with people who dread Black men or Black artists.
10 Things the NSA Has Seen Me Do
One winter in my early twenties myself and some good friends — a merging of art, music and literary ladies of New York, full-grown girls aspiring to be women — got together, had a lovely dinner, some wine and delightful chat. Then we decided to spend an hour practicing “Teach Me How To Dougie”. NSA — can you teach me how to Dougie? You know why? “Because all my bitches love me.”