April, 2011

The Massed Gadgets Of Albion/Saxe-Coburg

This really should be a super long essay, but for now these short notes will have to do. Of course it’s obvious, but moments of British pagentry like the Royal Wedding display the intense choreography of state and crown. The wedding deployed gadgets as diverse as bombers, Alexander McQueen dresses, Gothic architecture, William Blake, and […]

Exploding, Inevitably

These are just but two of the many explorations of the significance of representation that seem to occur with regularity in cartoons of the 1950s and 1960s. At one moment we see a painting that we understand to be pictorially reproducing an image of landscape. In this mode, the painting recalls a grand tradition of […]