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Marvellous humans Marchesa Casati Smalle

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.

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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...

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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.

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An admirer or lover of the fine arts; popularly, an amateur; especially, one who follows an art or a branch of knowledge, desultorily, or for amusement only.

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How the roaring twenties changed the wor

An era of industry, invention, film, fashion and art, the 1920s were a time of great change and innovation. In this Mysteries & Hidden Histories we take you on a whistlestop tour of the decade that roared.

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When one is so tired that they begin to think, feel and/or act as if under the influence of alcohol or otherwise intoxicated.

"I was so exhausticated I decided I lived in the park and had a snooze on the bench."

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