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No matter how important or lowly we are on this earth, we will all dance the Dance of Death. This was the message behind the depictions of death in its many forms that rose to popularity in medieval times. Death was a very close companion of the poor, as it

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Sometime in the mid-1870s, while living in Paris, the Hungarian artist Mihály Zichy produced a series of erotic illustrations. These pictures featured men and women having a right old time fucking and wanking, sucking and licking. What inspired Zichy is unclear. A mid-life crisis? A raging hard-on? The current fashion

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Alchemy was the genetic modification of the past. Alchemists were respected scientists before the term existed, with its roots going back more than 2,000 years ago in Egypt, India, Asia and the Islamic world, and finally being introduced to Europe during the 12th century. Since many of the early alchemical texts have

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When I first met Erica Frevel, I was giving her a reading in the summer of 2016. I had already done an aura-portrait of Constantine Charagma, and the three of us had decided that I would do one for Erica, so that they could be the author photos for Erica

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Death is a mystery that humankind is compelled to explore. Some people deny its existence, clinging to a life after death, others embrace its nothingness. Still others, like Zdzisław Beksiński, create with their minds a dead land, where skin has dissolved from flesh and flesh from bone, a place dedicated

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Modern warfare is a tool of the elite, and one of their most masterful PR campaigns. They have convinced huge swathes of society that it encompasses the most noble of all human actions and emotions, and is something to revere and respect. All the while, it reduces humanity to our

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