Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Baron Corvo - Frederick William Rolfe

Frederick William Rolfe, plus connu sous le nom de plume de baron Corvo, et qui se dénommait lui même Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe, (1860- 1913) était un écrivain, peintre, dessinateur et photographe anglais, fantasque et excentrique.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Rosalba Carriera

Rosalba Carriera (1675 - 1757) , Venetian painter.

Friday, July 11, 2008

A new biography of Giacomo Casanova

Ian Kelly "Casanova"

'Ian Kelly has taken on a tremendous challenge and produced a great blast of a book, packed with energy and information, marinated in sympathy and understanding, and rippling with enthusiasm right down to the final footnote.' --Telegraph

'Where others have berated Casanova for exaggeration, inaccuracy or manifest error, Kelly extends him imaginative sympathy...he does provide a surprisingly intimate sense of what Casanova was like.' --The Times