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Black on Black

Thursday 9 April 2015 at 18:08

Should we consider black a colour, the absence of colour or a suspension of vision produced by a deprivation of light? Beginning with Robert Fludd's attempt to picture nothingness, Eugene Thacker reflects* on some of the ways in which blackness has been used and thought about through the history of art and philosophical thought.

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Ignorant Armies: Private Snafu Goes to War

Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 17:12

Between 1943 and 1945, with the help of Warner Bros.' finest, the U.S. Army produced a series of 27 propaganda cartoons depicting the calamitous adventures of Private Snafu. Mark David Kaufman explores the overarching theme of containment and how one film inadvertently let slip one of the war's greatest secrets.

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HAECKEL’S ASCIDIACEA T-Shirt

Saturday 21 March 2015 at 18:44

IMAGE: Plate 85 from Ernst Haeckel’s visually dazzling Kunstformen der Natur, the Art Forms of Nature, published in 1904. With the assistance of Jena artist-lithographer Adolf Giltsch, Haeckel produced one hundred plates depicting the forms of animal life, mainly marine animals. With this book Haeckel wanted to create an “aesthetics of nature” and to show how the incessant struggle for existence he had learnt from Darwin was in fact producingâ�¦

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HAECKEL’S ASCIDIACEA T-Shirt

Saturday 21 March 2015 at 13:29

IMAGE: Plate 85 from Ernst Haeckel’s visually dazzling Kunstformen der Nat…

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Sex and Science in Robert Thornton’s Temple of Flora

Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 16:14

Bridal beds, blushing captives, and swollen trunks - Carl Linnaeus' taxonomy of plants heralded a whole new era in 18th-century Europe of plants being spoken of in sexualised terms. Martin Kemp explores how this association between the floral and erotic reached its visual zenith in Robert Thornton's exquisitely illustrated Temple of Flora.

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