#ZolaStyle – The Bois de Boulogne in La Curee

April is #Zoladdiction month and this year Fanda is encouraging us to find the art in Zola's writing.Literal Painting: Zola had great interest in paintings. He had been a strong promoter of Impressionism; supported and befriended young artists such as Manet and Cézanne. His literary style often had quality of a painting. Quote and share those … Continue reading #ZolaStyle – The Bois de Boulogne in La Curee

Zoladdiction 2018

Zoladdiction with Fanda @Classiclit is underway once again.For all the details please check out her Masterpost, but it's pretty simple really:read and enjoy all things Zola during the month of April.I've now read three Zola's thanks to Fanda and Zoladdiction.Nana was my first experience with Zola. It left me reeling and wanting more.Germinal was so good … Continue reading Zoladdiction 2018

barrangal dyara (skin and bones) Jonathan Jones

I had a rather unexpected, almost obsessive response to Jonathan Jones' installation at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney last year. It touched me in ways that I'm still finding hard to catch and define. My fascination kicked in at several levels: the fire the architecture the history the cultural aspect the loss the healing the … Continue reading barrangal dyara (skin and bones) Jonathan Jones