The Unknown Night

The Unknown Night Author Glyn Vincent
ISBN-10 1555847706
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 384
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On February 22, 1916, Ralph Albert Blakelock's haunting landscape, Brook by Moonlight, was sold at auction for $20,000, a record price for a painting by a living American artist. The sale made him famous, newspapers called him America's greatest artist, and thousands flocked to exhibits of his work. Yet at the time of his triumph Blakelock had spent 15 years confined in a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York and his wife and children were living in poverty. Released from the asylum by a young philanthropist, Blakelock was about to become the victim of one of the most heartless con games of the century. This remarkable biography chronicles the life, times and madness of one of America’s most celebrated and exploited painters whose brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes anticipated Abstract Expressionism by more than half a century. Like the best biographies, The Unknown Night brings to life a vanished world, as well. In this case, it’s late 19th and early 20th century New York—a city of artists’ studios and spiritualists’ salons, shantytowns and millionaires’ mansions. Blakelock was a mystic who as a young man wandered among the Indians out West, and on his return frequented the spiritualist circles in New York City. Though he was regarded as a loner, he worked among the great painters of his time, artists like William Merritt Chase and George Inness. Blakelock initially painted in the Romantic style of the Hudson River School, but by the 1880s, his brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes were considered among the most controversial, radical paintings of the era. In the 1890s he fell on hard times and sometimes played the piano on the vaudeville circuit to earn extra cash. He suffered his first mental break down in 1891. After a period of remission he became violent and was institutionalized in 1899 just as his reputation was beginning to soar. Interest in his work peaked in 1916 when a wave of Blakelock hysteria swept America. Crowds lined up to see Blakelock exhibitions in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Wealthy collectors bid record prices for his haunting paintings. Blakelock was released from the asylum and seemed destined for a glorious and comfortable end. Instead, fed upon by opportunistic dealers and forgers, Blakelock became entangled in a web of deceit spun by the very woman who was supposed to be his savior. Vincent begins his story in the spring of 1916 when Blakelock's canvas, The Brook by Moonlight, was auctioned at the Plaza Hotel in New York for $20,000 - a record price at that time for the work of a living American painter. It was Blakelock's second record in three years. Newspaper reporters converged on the painter and art pundits tripped over each other in doling out praise for his mysterious nocturnal landscapes. "Few American artists deserve a higher niche in the Temple of Fame," drooled the pioneering art dealer, William Macbeth. Some were calling Blakelock the greatest American landscape painter ever. At the time, Blakelock was penniless, a resident of an asylum in Middletown, New York. His wife, Cora Bailey Blakelock was living in poverty with their youngest children in a small house in the Catskills. Blakelock may well have remained locked away if it had not been for the efforts of Mrs. Van Rensselaer Adams, a 32-year-old vamp with a shady past. Adams passed herself off as a philanthropist, "rescued" Blakelock from the asylum, and brought him to New York City to generate public sympathy for the artist and his family. She had arranged a large show of his paintings at the Reinhardt Gallery on Fifth Avenue. It was a huge success attracting all the major critics and large crowds throughout its run over seven months. A committee of venerable art personages was formed to collect the proceeds from Blakelock’s work to be passed on to his wife and children. Blakelock, all dressed up for the Gallery opening, cut a dashing figure. His wife, though, was nowhere to be seen. Adams had, as she would do again at crucial junctures, cut her out. The resulting newspaper feeding frenzy - an early instance of celebrity journalism and scandal mongering -- climaxed several months later with banner headlines about a hazy plot to assassinate the painter. In order to better accommodate Romantic accounts, Blakelock's early career has long been misconstrued as a fruitless endeavor. His experimental work, many claimed, met only with scorn, derision and neglect. How Blakelock came to be considered one of the top three painters in the country by 1900 was never explained. In fact, the author discovered that Blakelock had attracted favorable attention in the press as early as 1879. While it was true that Blakelock and Albert Pinkham Ryder, with whom he was constantly associated, were subjected to ridicule by some critics, the controversy that surrounded them, also enshrined them. Many progressive critics championed Blakelock and Ryder's expressive, quasi-abstract landscapes, which were redefininnnnnng the boundaries of American art. By 1886, Blakelock's moonlight paintings were attracting rave reviews. Blakelock was an eccentric, often subject to violent mood swings and later extended bouts of paranoia. He was eventually diagnosed with dementia praecox - now called schizophrenia. The line between manic depression, bipolar disorders and various subtypes of schizophrenia, however, is blurry and lately has become the subject of debate. Most likely, Blakelock was suffering from what is called late-onset schizophrenia. He was 43 when he had his first psychotic episode, slashing his paintings, burning large amounts of money and threatening his family. He soon recovered and went back to his studio painting many of his most significant and mysterious paintings. Recently found letters indicate that he was lucid until the death of his father in 1897. Thereafter, his mental state disintegrated. The family was desperately poor. Blakelock, his long hair beaded like an Indian, a dagger in his waistband, took to the streets to sell his paintings. He became increasingly deluded, believing his paintings were worth millions and that he was related to royalty. It was two years later that Blakelock was once again sent away, this time remaining in an asylum until 1916. Blakelock has been described as a Romantic, a visionary, an outsider and an eccentric Hudson River School artist. His work, which contains both classic and modern elements, defies definition. Yet he is universally acknowledged to be one of the most original, innovative American artists of the nineteenth century - way ahead of his time. Reviewing a Blakelock exhibition in 1942, the influential critic Edward Alden Jewell called Blakelock "one of the greatest artists America has produced." Five years later, on the occasion of Blakelock's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Coates, critic for the New Yorker, described Blakelock as one of the "strongest individualists" in American art putting him on a level with Homer, Eakins and Ryder. This was at a time when Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline were looking to Blakelock and Ryder for inspiration. Today Blakelock's paintings continue to hang in virtually every major American museum. In May of 2000, Blakelock's early masterpiece, Indian Encampment on The Snake River eclipsed every other American painter in a Sotheby's auction, fetching $3.5 million. Blakelock, it appears, refuses to be forgotten.



The Unknown Night Watches

The Unknown Night Watches Author W. W. Jacobs
ISBN-10 OCLC:703923828
Release 2004
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The Unknown Night Watches has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Unknown Night Watches also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Unknown Night Watches book for free.



The Unknown Crystals

The Unknown Crystals Author Adam Monk-Daschke
ISBN-10 9781524683054
Release 2017-07-22
Pages 52
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In this short story, Night the Owl finds himself in a different world with people who only believe in one god and the Holy Bible. Now Night the Owl needs to help save this world from the evil demons. The demons turn seven churches evil. God talks about the seven chosen ones to save the seven cursed churches. Night the Owl must make up his mind if he wants to help save this world or let it be destroyed by evil demons. Why did God choose Night the Owl and not Shadow the Owl? In the lost seven crystals, God chose the seven chosen ones. Also, if you enjoy this book, look for my other stories about the unknown crystals. All my stories are different but are all based around the unknown crystals. I’m working on new and fun adventures. Keep reading, and please share my stories.



Night Watches Part 7

Night Watches  Part 7 Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:760715833
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Night Watches Part 7 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Night Watches Part 7 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Night Watches Part 7 book for free.



Proof through the Night

Proof through the Night Author Glenn Watkins
ISBN-10 0520927893
Release 2002-12-30
Pages 614
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Carols floating across no-man's-land on Christmas Eve 1914; solemn choruses, marches, and popular songs responding to the call of propaganda ministries and war charities; opera, keyboard suites, ragtime, and concertos for the left hand—all provided testimony to the unique power of music to chronicle the Great War and to memorialize its battles and fallen heroes in the first post-Armistice decade. In this striking book, Glenn Watkins investigates these variable roles of music primarily from the angle of the Entente nations' perceived threat of German hegemony in matters of intellectual and artistic accomplishment—a principal concern not only for Europe but also for the United States, whose late entrance into the fray prompted a renewed interest in defining America as an emergent world power as well as a fledgling musical culture. He shows that each nation gave "proof through the night"—ringing evidence during the dark hours of the war—not only of its nationalist resolve in the singing of national airs but also of its power to recall home and hearth on distant battlefields and to reflect upon loss long after the guns had been silenced. Watkins's eloquent narrative argues that twentieth-century Modernism was not launched full force with the advent of the Great War but rather was challenged by a new set of alternatives to the prewar avant-garde. His central focus on music as a cultural marker during the First World War of necessity exposes its relationship to the other arts, national institutions, and international politics. From wartime scores by Debussy and Stravinsky to telling retrospective works by Berg, Ravel, and Britten; from "La Marseillaise" to "The Star-Spangled Banner," from "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" to "Over There," music reflected society's profoundest doubts and aspirations. By turns it challenged or supported the legitimacy of war, chronicled misgivings in miniature and grandiose formats alike, and inevitably expressed its sorrow at the final price exacted by the Great War. Proof through the Night concludes with a consideration of the post-Armistice period when, on the classical music front, memory and distance forged a musical response that was frequently more powerful than in wartime.



The Unknown

The Unknown Author Gary Jarvis
ISBN-10 9781553955825
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 230
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Some regarded him as the father of modern space travel. Yet first attempt at building an interstellar gateway cost him his life and ended in disaster, his machine destroyed. Those that followed learnt from his mistakes and in time they produced a working gateway. However, few understood the full consequences of that first failed attempt at linking to a fourth space dimension. For a gateway had been opened, a gateway to a far darker realm than the one the scientist had aimed for, and a ripple of evil was cast out across time. A few centuries later in 2210, a group of nine travellers are sent on a rescue mission to find a missing ship lost in the outer regions of the known universe. As they near the stricken and now apparently deserted vessel, ghostly occurrences start to haunt the crew and soon they are drawn into a deadly game with the curse created with the scientist's fateful experiment. The travellers, however, are not the first to experience the wrath of this curse for it has plagued mankind for centuries, first surfacing in the early part of the 17th century when an enslaved voodoo priest is found to have powers far beyond his humble earthly beginnings. Then in 1932, a luxury cruise liner sinks under mysterious circumstances with all lives lost. The puzzle of its loss remains hidden until, in 2001, a diving team investigating the wreck is attacked by an unseen wraith. Now, deep in space, far from any help, the group of rescuers must succeed where others over the centuries have failed and end the nightmare that began with one scientist's small step into THE UNKNOWN.



The Pages of Day and Night

The Pages of Day and Night Author Adūnīs
ISBN-10 0810160811
Release 2000
Pages 108
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A collection of prose by the Arabic poet and theorist journeys into the metaphysical world.



Charting the Unknown

Charting the Unknown Author Kim Petersen
ISBN-10 9781933016948
Release 2010-07-15
Pages 306
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This is Kim Petersen’s memoir recounting how she and her family navigated through death of a child, facing fear of the water, personally building a sixty-five-foot power catamaran and a four thousand mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with her husband and two teenaged kids. It’s Eat, Pray, Love on the water.



The Black Knight

The Black Knight Author John Hovey Robinson
ISBN-10 OSU:32435053525747
Release 1849
Pages 100
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The Black Knight has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Black Knight also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Black Knight book for free.



When Night Falls

When Night Falls Author Margaret Daley
ISBN-10 9781426848834
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 224
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Mongol Rally Three weeks into the unknown

Mongol Rally   Three weeks into the unknown Author JOHN IRVING
ISBN-10 9781445259307
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 410
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It was a gruelling adventure and an epic challenge. On the face of it, all we had to do was get from London to Mongolia. But looking deeper it was going to be a lot less simple than it had first appeared. We had minimal planning, bought a horribly underpowered car that was fit for scrap, had no external support, no prior expedition experience or survival knowledge and decided to do it all in the name of charity. We only allowed ourselves three weeks to complete the adventure. I hadn’t even heard of half of the countries we were intending to cross and certainly didn’t speak the languages but we’d go for it anyway and see how things turned out. It couldn’t be that hard after all.Here’s my account of how it happened, what we came across, the scrapes we got into and how we got out of them and a selection of the numerous photos I took on the 9,592 miles to Mongolia. Some experiences defied belief, some were mildly terrifying but there are none that I will ever forget.



By Night

By Night Author Reverend E. Clifford Cutler
ISBN-10 9781450016865
Release 2010-01-21
Pages 151
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Saint Paul’s Church in Philadelphia where most of these sermons were given is reminiscent in architecture to those old pilgrimage churches of France, with its rose window and gargoyles, flying buttress and flêche that pierces the horizon of Chestnut Hill. At one time the cross at the top of the flêche was the highest point in Philadelphia. Coming to Saint Paul’s brings one to “a place of peace for me,” as one parishioner described it that “helps me to try and work toward peace in the world.” “An omen of peace for the parish” is how our third rector described a gathering of clergy from North and South at Saint Paul’s only six months after Lincoln’s assassination. Enemies just months prior, they now stood before God at the altar of Saint Paul’s. A hundred years later in May of 1962, the parish established a memorial and planted a Red Oak on Rogation Day to honor Dag Hammarskjöld and all who died for world peace. In a night of disunity and polarization that marks the opening of a third millennium, the sermons and meditations in this book describe what is taking place beyond—a flaring together that holds the brilliant prospect of peace. This is the pilgrimage that is worth taking.



Legends of the Night MYTHOS

Legends of the Night   MYTHOS Author Karl White
ISBN-10
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 38
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From an ethereal creation to a predestined end, a secret history of the universe has existed with supernatural forces controlling the fate of mankind. What would begin as a fight over beliefs, would spillover and forever alter the course of human history. A comprehensive look at how the ultimate battle between good and evil began and important clues to its end.



They Own the Night

They Own the Night Author Michael S. Pauley
ISBN-10 9781481768054
Release 2013-07-03
Pages 366
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The Aliens’ initial attacks were precise and devastating. Traversing the planet under the cover of darkness, they eliminated most of the Worlds’ leaders and crippled their militaries all in one night. The horrific assaults continued unchecked as the thousands of alien craft circled the globe like locust, killing anyone in their path. For those who saw their methods and survived, it was clear that the invaders wanted to do one thing, remove all human life from the planet. Our only recourse was to rely on the Continuity of Government plan, and the people with the background to try and maintain a working government. The surviving leadership would do all they could to try and put things back together and to preserve what they could, but would preservation be enough? After a harrowing escape from the initial Alien attack, with his wife and only a part of his family, it was a different world for Lieutenant General, Michael Patrick, United States Army Reserve. No longer would he be just a small town lawyer, or a tired washed-up former special operator and relic of the Cold War. Now it would fall to General Patrick to piece together the military forces that would stop the onslaught. Together with other old soldiers and the survivors of the various armies and navies from around the globe, they would pull themselves together as a fighting force. Their one thought, their one mission, was not just to preserve life, but to take back the night.



Adventures into the Unknown Archives

Adventures into the Unknown Archives Author Various
ISBN-10 9781630084844
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 224
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Cursed phantoms and enraged apparitions haunt the pages ofAdventures into the Unknown!—the first ongoing comics anthology of supernatural horror! Dark Horse’s deluxe hardcover collects issues #5-#8 of this strange series. Featuring Golden Age talents like Jon L. Blummer, Tarzan newspaper strip illustrators Bob Lubbers and John Celardo, and horror legend Johnny Craig. * Foreword by horror writer Bruce Jones!



Chilling Night Stories

Chilling Night Stories Author Latasha Brown
ISBN-10 9781483650937
Release 2014-05-02
Pages 71
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I always believe in spirits, but I never spoke of it to anyone out of fear they would think I was crazy. However, I had many experiences that I thought I would share, since the idea of seeing spirits have become conversational. I remember the first time I witness something no one else could see; I was only a little girl. I didn’t understand what I was witnessing. However, as I became of age and every time I witness something that wasn’t there, I assumed I was going crazy. Nevertheless, the more stories I heard of spirits and that other people was experiencing the same thing I was. I know longer believed I was curse. However, over time I assumed that if I would pretend I didn’t see anything. They would go away. Nevertheless, that didn’t happen. I can’t say that all my days of seeing spirits was bad experience some were good. While reading my book of chilling night stories I’m not sure if you felt my book was fiction or not. Nevertheless, they were real experience with a little added affects. Out of all my experiences, the event that still haunts me on occasion is the devil. When I was living an ungodly life, I never experience such an event like that. However, when I decided to turn my life over to God, he appeared out of nowhere. The story that holds true to my heart is the phone call from my brother. When I lost my brother, my life had ended. I no longer wanted to exist without him. However, that phone call gave me the opportunity to see that he was happy. No one wants to loss a love one and no one wants to hear that his or her love one has moved on to a better place. However, his phone call allowed me to believe that they do. I hope you enjoyed reading about my ghostly experience. Even though it felt good to finally, share my experiences. It brought back many memories. In addition, I found myself not being able to sleep with the light off.



The Gates of Night

The Gates of Night Author Keith Baker
ISBN-10 9780786956630
Release 2010-04-21
Pages 384
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A band of war-weary soldiers have uncovered a plot that may tear the very fabric of reality forever. To save their own lives and to prevent a long-banished race of monsters from unleashing an army of horrors upon the waking world, they must reach the very heart of Dal Quor. To stop the cataclysm in time, they must fight their way to . From the Paperback edition.