Karen Gardner — k. a. gardner
UPDATE — (Dec. 25, 2015) see new POPULAR POSTS
Flipside Florida was the original title of this blog from March – June 2009, hence the URL. It was a tongue-in-cheek local business news blog. I moved it to a dedicated website, where it became Flipside Florida — News and Notes from Jacksonville, America’s Logistics Center.
Meanwhile, I had forgotten I had this WordPress blog and re-started in November 2010 not knowing what I was going to do with it. Then a lightbulb flickered overhead!
Flipped Again … Pages in Arts History
The original inspiration (and real first post) was the chance discovery of the illustrated quarterly, The Yellow Book, which I found when researching Aubrey Beardsley, one of my favorite artists. He was the magazine’s original art director.
The Yellow Book was a leading journal of the British 1890s; to some degree associated with Aestheticism and Decadence, the magazine contained a wide range of literary and artistic genres, poetry, short stories, essays, book illustrations, portraits, and reproductions of paintings.
It’s brilliant color immediately associated the periodical with illicit French novels – an anticipation, many thought, of the scurrilous content inside. Yet The Yellow Book’s first list of contributors bespoke a non-radical, typically conservative collection of authors:
Updated December 2015
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home