Category Archives: Died this day

Northern Sky

Nick Drake. Who else?

All roads lead to black decay

100 years since the death of Austrian poet Georg Trakl

All roads lead to black decay

100 years since the death of Austrian poet Georg Trakl

KvF

Marsden Hartley and Robert Indiana salute a German officer who fell 100 years ago today

KvF

Marsden Hartley and Robert Indiana salute a German officer who fell 100 years ago today

The voice of hope

Espionage, revolt and scandal in the life and death of Syrian singer Asmahan

The voice of hope

Espionage, revolt and scandal in the life and death of Syrian singer Asmahan

Pearls: Ludwig II

A full moon, Friday the 13th supplication from Montesquiou’s “13th Caesar” a.k.a. Rex Luna

Pearls: Ludwig II

A full moon, Friday the 13th supplication from Montesquiou’s “13th Caesar” a.k.a. Rex Luna

Dress-down Friday: Rachilde

Cross-dressing as subversion – or penny-pinching

Dress-down Friday: Rachilde

Cross-dressing as subversion – or penny-pinching

Enemy of the average

Gathering strange flowers from Lotusland to Berlin

Enemy of the average

Gathering strange flowers from Lotusland to Berlin

Dress-down Friday: Stephen Tennant

“I just go on looking at them in a dream of bliss…”

Dress-down Friday: Stephen Tennant

“I just go on looking at them in a dream of bliss…”

Meanwhile, on Whale Cay…

Remembering “the fastest woman on water”, Joe Carstairs

Meanwhile, on Whale Cay…

Remembering “the fastest woman on water”, Joe Carstairs

Places: Casa Grande

100 years since the death of artist and lifestyle pioneer Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

Places: Casa Grande

100 years since the death of artist and lifestyle pioneer Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

Mühsam meets Meyrink

“It must have been around midnight…”

Mühsam meets Meyrink

“It must have been around midnight…”

Corvo’s cult century

The greatest asshole who ever lived?

Corvo’s cult century

The greatest asshole who ever lived?

Pearls: Sacheverell Sitwell

The youngest Sitwell finds room in his heart for someone other than himself

Pearls: Sacheverell Sitwell

The youngest Sitwell finds room in his heart for someone other than himself

Kubin the writer

The sole literary effort from a master of dark illustrations

Kubin the writer

The sole literary effort from a master of dark illustrations

Simeon Solomon | drawings

Small-scale works by the great Pre-Raphaelite artist

Simeon Solomon | drawings

Small-scale works by the great Pre-Raphaelite artist