Introducing The Dilettante Magazine!
Known for her extravagant costumes, fantastical theatrics, decadence and eccentricity, Luisa Casati used her riches to aid the arts and become one of the most luminescent figures depicted in art of the 20th century.
The peculiar phenomenon of ornamental, or garden hermits is one of those fantastically mad ideas that could only be executed by the ridiculously wealthy. Living a peaceful life of solitude was in fact an available profession in the 19th century, so long as you could grow an impressive beard and stay away from the local ale house...
A short foray into the fascinating life of writer and artist Edward Gorey, whose morbidly whimsical monochrome drawings conjured a world of unsettling situations, unwholesome humour and ghoulish characters.