Tag Archives: Arthur Rackham

being one of the boys

and so it is The Demise of the Guys is one of Philip Zimbardo’s latest crusades, another repainting of his early 1970′s masterpiece  at  Stanford known as the Prison Experiment which had to be halted when “ordinary” male behavior went … Continue reading

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an illustrated poe: distraught and distrubing

by Art Chantry lit snobs abhor genre fiction. that’s why we all sniff at successful writers like stephen king and and john grisham and say things like, “yes, he’s good, but he’s “popular” ya know?” as if the idea that … Continue reading

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kipling the esoteric: the a.r.k. man

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com ) rudyard kipling is a very famous name in literature. for instance, he was the very first english speaking recipient (and the youngest) of the nobel prize in literature (1907). we all studied him and … Continue reading

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sherlock hovers: on the edge of the unknown

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) THIS is a 1922 photograph of sir arthur conan doyle with a ghost hovering over him. i wonder what conan doyle’s main literary creation – sherlock holmes – would have made of such an image? … Continue reading

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a few inherent problems with reality

UFO’s. Context is everything… by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com ) MAGAZINE COVER OF THE MONTH: summer, 1992, issue of “UFO Universe” magazine. please note that this astonishing photograph of an interplanetary unidentified flying object alien spacecraft from outer space itself … Continue reading

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INTO AN ENCHANTED FOREST: Shadowy & Conjectural Images

“So that by that time the Grimm brothers arrived to began their collection, much material had overlain the remote mythology of the early tribes. Tales from thee four quarters, inventions from every level of society and all stages of Western … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME…

Napoleon’s armies overran Germany….”but not only did we seek something of consolation in the past, our hope, naturally, was that this course of ours should contribute somewhat to the return of a better day.” While “foreign persons, foreign manners, and … Continue reading

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GRIMM TERRORS: PASSION FOR THE PRIMITIVE

“The consonants of primitive Germanic keep consistently to the same mouth areas as the corresponding consonants in the older Indo-European languages”.  So said the Brothers Grimm in stating their famous law for linguists. Dull fellows? Hardly. Their terrifying tales have … Continue reading

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SELL-OFFS & SELL-OUTS

”In an interesting side note to the much more publicized businesses involving John Paulson, Greece, and whatever else Goldman is currently getting tarred and feathered for, the bank was quietly slapped on the wrist by the SEC for violations related … Continue reading

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