Tag Archives: 1873

“Dress Rehearsal for the Ballet(?),” Edgar Degas, circa 1873

I am a little unsure of the title for this fairly typical painting by Edgar Degas; I can’t find it featured on any English-language sites.  It is named in German as “Generalprobe des Balletts auf der Bühne.”  (The title above is the same when plugged into Google Translate.)



Bee there or bee square.

There’s been some truly terrific new poetry published over at The Bees Are Dead; please stop by to enjoy a few dark or dystopian visions in verse.

The site is hosting both Paul Brookes’ “Telehaptic Love” and Wayne F. Burke’s “Bomber.”

You can also find what is a first for B.A.D. — Alastair Gambling’s “tone-poem,” entitled “A Certain Period.”  From the B.A.D. Facebook page: “Gambling is a musician/music teacher by trade and this composition is a feat of technical brilliance. Experimenting with minimalism, unconventional time-signatures and discordant harmonies, ‘A Certain Period’ builds-up gradually creating a wonderfully evocative soundscape of paranoia and timelessness with an appropriately sci-fi aesthetic – very dystopian!”



Photo: Taken from British Bee Journal & Bee-Keepers Adviser, 1873.  By Internet Archive Book Images [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons.