ALbert Pinkham Ryder's unique variation on the theme of mother and child
An introduction to my approach to Albert Pinkham Ryder's works.
My critical approach to Max Ernst's works.
I examine the unique composition of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes "Young Girls by the Seaside"
In No Exit, Jean Paul Sartre makes the claim “Hell is other people (‘L’enfer, c’est les autres’).” The viewer examining James Ensor’s Intrigue may wonder if Ensor would have seconded Sartre’s sentiments. We know of Ensor that he was inclined towards solitude. For instance, though he had a privileged slot among Belgium’s very fashionable Les XX group/exhibition series as one of […]
A Short story of parting, longing, intoxication of new love, and some unusual company.
I consider the 9th plate of Redon's "Dans Le Rêve" Portfolio in my series on the graphic works of Redon
Was there a Political Culture in Russia during the Provisional Government period? I take a look.
Welcome to Coup de Des: Arts & Letters of Victor A. Schramm. All work posted here is the work of me, Victor Schramm. I’m an Investment Advisor from Oregon with a B.A. in Russian & East European Studies. You’ll find mostly art criticism here on this site, because that’s what I’ve been writing on recently. You’ll find some other literary criticism […]
This is the rare occasion of a cross-post with my poetry blog. It is a poem, something that won't be a regular thing on this blog. It's about art history and criticism though, so it seems appropriate enough. One of my favorite paintings from one of my favorite painters.