In the Songs of Experience, William Blake contrasted the ‘soft deceitful wiles’ of enmity and jealousy (A Poison Tree), and the ‘mind-forg’d manacles’ constraining the … Read more

Poetry & Magic – The Hang

The Ball Room with Marcelle Hanselaar’s Rebel Women of the Apocrypha (and Dark Event by Ana Maria Pacheco reflected in the mirror). Harvest by Stephen … Read more

Private View of Poetry & Magic

Artist Junko Theresa Mikuriya speaking at the opening. Artist Ana Maria Pacheco speaking at the opening. Artist Marcelle Hanselaar at the opening. Art critic Martina … Read more

Rebel Women of the Apocrypha

  What do the modern artist and the magus of antiquity have in common?  Obviously, there is a great change in technical skills etc., between … Read more

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