Daily Archives: June 22, 2011

Cross Bones graveyard, Southwark

‘I have heard of ancient men, of good credit, report that these single women were forbidden the rites of the church, so long as they continued that sinful life, and were excluded from Christian burial, if they were not reconciled before their death. And therefore there was a plot of ground called the Single Woman’s churchyard, appointed for them far […]

Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Jane Avril au Jardin de Paris, 1893 © Museum of Modern Art, New York I’m really excited about this latest exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery in London! I’m not a big fan of the Impressionists to be honest, but there’s something about Toulouse-Lautrec’s scenes of the brittle, glittering underbelly of fashionable 1890’s Parisian life that I find absolutely irresistible. ‘Nicknamed La Mélinite after a […]