Poetry & Magic

  With impressive scholarship, Anita Seppilli explored the relationship of poetry and magic in her classic text Poesia e magia. She argued that magic is … Read more

Who was Anita Seppilli?

Anita Schwarzkopf was born in Fiume (Rijeka) on 29 August 1902 and went to school in Trieste. Her father Emilio Schwarzkopf was a timber merchant … Read more


John Hamilton Mortimer, Caliban from Twelve Characters from Shakespeare, 1775, etching.   Inscription: CALIBAN.  Do not torment me prithee / I’ll bring my wood home … Read more

Remember by Ana Maria Pacheco

Remember based on an interview with Ana Maria Pacheco Something curious happened during the making of Remember: the piece became more diffuse as the artist … Read more

Portrait of Marino

Johann Friedrich Greuter, Portrait of Giambattista Marino, after Simon Vouet, 1630-40, engraving.   Inscription: Ioannes Baptista Marinus Eques/ Simon Vouet pinx. / Fed. Greuter incid. … Read more

Parmigianino’s goatherds

Lucas Vorsterman, Pastoral Scene, after Parmigianino, 1620s, engraving.   This engraving of a pastoral scene reproduces in reverse a carefully finished pen and ink drawing … Read more