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UNDERSTANDING THE GOTHIC #10: OF NATURAL LANDSCAPES, SHAM RUINS, AND DEAD TREES

CLASS: BONE DEEP GOTHIC Curious what this is all about? Find out here! Morris Brownell’s writing suggests that it is difficult to overestimate Alexander Pope’s influence in the enunciation of the picturesque and the development of landscape-style gardening and architecture. However, it also cannot be denied that Pope’s efforts were inspired and modified by a …

Press Release: Flint-Based Literary Press Publishes Art Journal

Flint-Based Literary Press Publishes Art Journal Contact: Connor Coyne 708.224.5297 blueskiesfalling@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Flint, MI / 26 August, 2016 – The Flint-based Gothic Funk Press has today published the fourth issue of its online arts journal The Paramanu Pentaquark. The journal features art conceived in a “gothic funk” style and can be viewed in …

UNDERSTANDING THE GOTHIC #9: MR. POPE GOES TO TWICKENHAM

CLASS: BONE DEEP GOTHIC Curious what this is all about? Find out here! When the aesthetic of the sublime would be redefined and reinterpreted by Enlightenment-era philosophers, the works of Salvator Rosa provided a ready-made visual vocabulary for aspiring British gothicists to incorporate sublimity into their own projects. However, there is another, less obvious, antecedent …

Get Gothic!

Understanding the Gothic, 410 – 2016 Part I: Bone Deep Gothic Gothic Funk Press is happy to offer an informal course that will explore the rise of the Gothic outlook and aesthetic from its complex distant roots, guided by Gothic: 400 Years of Horror, Excess, Evil and Ruin, Richard Davenport-Hines’ impassioned and eccentric exploration of …