The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
A Lutist (1904). Aleksey (Stepanovich) Stepanov (Russian, 1858-1923). Oil on panel.
Stepanov began by painting small genre scenes in the style of Pryanishnikov, through whom he became interested in the hunt. He progressed from hunting scenes to animal painting, and he became a leader in the genre. He joined the Wanderers in 1891, exhibiting with them from 1888 to 1900.
Illustrations and cover art for Maître du monde (Master of the World)
Master of the World is a dark science-fiction novel by Jules Verne, written in 1904. It was written during a bleak period near the end of Verne’s life, when his health was failing, and his outlook on the world was distinctly more cynical and dark than his earlier, brighter novels.
From a 1904 edition of the BCP designed by Charles Ricketts. Thanks to Peter Edman for showing me this lovely book, which seems to bridge the gap between the designs of William Morris and those of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
In the final years of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century, the in-vogue artistic style in southern Germany was Jugendstil or as we may better know it, Art Nouveau. The German word, Jugendstil means “youth style” and derives from the German cultural weekly publication Jugend. The style-setting iconic magazine, founded by George Hirth, promoted the Art Nouveau style. This up-and-coming art form was both artistically graceful and stylistically revolutionary.