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As angry as he is erudite, the gentleman known only as The Incensed Professor steps onto the PluggedInto stage with a few bones to pick and minds to expand.

Hard to beat Japanese metal work

In considering the magnificent oeuvre of Peter Carl Fabergé, I may have given the impression that his creations are my favorite goldsmith’s work.  In Western Art, that is probably true.  Though Fabergé did Slavic pieces, he is really in [Read More]

September 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sounding off on art collecting

If you can find something, like antique Japanese scroll paintings, for instance, that can still be acquired fairly cheaply (well, at least until recently – Westerners are not used to rolling up and switching out our paintings), and you genuinely [Read More]

August 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Who Wrote Shakespeare’s Plays?

The important thing to recognize about Shakespeare scholarship is that it is an industry.  Scholars know that they gain fame and academic clout by “discovering” things in Shakespeare.  If they edit textbooks, they even make money, which I, [Read More]

July 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

East brush, west brush

The thing about Japanese and Chinese paintings is that they are more like Western water colors than they are like painting in oil.  Once the brush touches the paper, there is almost nothing that can be done to correct it.  In oils, we often find [Read More]

March 14, 2018 // 0 Comments