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The Public Domain Review's End-of-Year Fundraiser is launched!

Wednesday 4 December 2019 at 16:39

The Public Domain Review's End-of-Year Fundraiser is launched!


The Cubies’ ABC (1913)

Tuesday 3 December 2019 at 11:49

A satirical alphabet book mocking Cubists, Futurists, and other masters of modern art.


Picturing a Voice: Margaret Watts Hughes and the Eidophone

Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 08:30

Of the various forms the nascent art of sound recording took in the late nineteenth century perhaps none was so aesthetically alluring as that invented by Margaret Watts Hughes. Rob Mullender-Ross explores the significance of the Welsh singer’s ingenious set of images, which until recently were thought to be lost.


Yggdrasil: The Sacred Ash Tree of Norse Mythology

Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 13:53

Various visions of Yggdrasil, the sacred World Tree, watered by the Well of Urðr, whose roots connect to the nine worlds of Norse mythology.


The Human Pyramids of Juste De Juste (ca. 1540)

Thursday 21 November 2019 at 14:32

Etchings of flayed men in acrobatic poses attributed to the Italian-born Juste de Juste.


Welcome to our shiny new website!

Thursday 21 November 2019 at 12:23

After many months of secret toil and aesthetic deliberation, we are very proud to launch our brand new site — a total refurb from the ground up!


D. A. Rovinskii’s Collection of Russian Lubki (18th–19th Century)

Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 23:01

A selection of D. A. Rovinskiĭ’s collection of lubki — colorful Russian prints from the 16th through 20th century.


Loie Fuller and the Serpentine

Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 01:00

With her "serpentine dance" — a show of swirling silk and rainbow lights — Loie Fuller became one of the most celebrated dancers of the fin de siècle. Rhonda K. Garelick explores Fuller’s unlikely stardom and how her beguiling art embodied the era's newly blurred boundaries between human and machine.


The Geometric Landscapes of Lorenz Stoer (1567)

Tuesday 5 November 2019 at 05:57

Lorenz Stoer’s wildly imaginative depictions of polyhedral shapes and fantastical ruins intended to instruct and inspire woodworkers.


John Reynolds’ Book of Murder Tales (1621–1635)

Monday 4 November 2019 at 10:54

An illustrated collection of murder tales from the early 17th century, including the basis for the Jacobean play The Changeling.