One of the great things about Wikileaks, quite simply, is that they reveal things we already know to be true. Hillary deleted 33,000 emails? Check. Hillary colluded with the DNC to defeat Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary? Check.
If you think of the Pre-Raphaelites you will probably be put in mind of flame-haired women in medieval dress or perhaps the depiction of a scene from a biblical or mythological story. The aesthetic appeal of such paintings seems to derive from a pre-modernist craving for something formally beautiful in its own right, without any sense of remove or cynicism. And if you consider that the tail end of the Pre-Raphaelite movement preceded the emergence of Dada by only a few years then it really does seem as though the Brotherhood marked a final statement in the history of Western art. (more…)