Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sir Joseph Noel Paton - The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania - Google Art Project 2

The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania is an oil painting on canvas by the Scottish artist Joseph Noel Paton. Painted in 1849, it depicts the scene from William Shakespeare's comedy play A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which the fairy queen Titania and fairy king Oberon quarrel. When exhibited in Edinburgh in 1850, it was declared the "painting of the season". The painting was acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland in 1897, having initially been bought by the Royal Association for Promoting the Fine Arts.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

What Is Man?

This less known book assembles Twain's writings in which he views the moral, metaphysical and political claims of religion with a skeptical eye. The centerpiece of the book is the long philosophical dialogue, What Is Man? Download links here.