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Film Review: A Royal Affair

19 July 2012

Film producers, as a species, are notoriously risk averse creatures, which is why it's always a special joy when a film that doesn't have dollar signs written all over it slips...

How the Revolution exposed the dark side of the art of Johann Zoffany

22 June 2012

A few weekends ago I went to the Royal Academy of Art’s exhibition (sadly now closed) on 18th century painter Johann Zoffany (1733-1810). Zoffany is largely known for his ‘conversation...

Madame Jeanne Guyon: The Accused Witch Who Defied King Louis XIV

11 April 2012

Culture&Stuff’s very first guest post, by Nancy Carol James, PhD French culture in the 17th century demonstrated an amazing energy for spiritual and religious questions. One...

Théroigne de Méricourt: ‘The fatal beauty of the revolution’. Part Two.

4 March 2012

When we left Théroigne de Méricourt at the end of part one, she was beginning to sense a new energy in the streets of Paris in the spring of 1789. Like so much of social and political...