Sunday, 19 October 2008

In War and Peace

Jean Leon Gerome Ferris - Let Us Have Peace (1865)Here's a turn up for the book: Stephen James Ferris's little lad was so enamoured of the great French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme that he called himself Jean Leon Gerome Ferris! Here's his painting Let Us Have Peace (1865), an exhibit in a major new exhibition about the American Civil War at the New-York Historical Society: Grant and Lee in War and Peace, which continues until 29 March 2009 (title link). Warning: I cooked my lunch - a 14-minute baguette - while this secure website was loading over my 56K modem! That will still be minutes on broadband. Why do web designers discourage visitors in this daft way? Chumps, according to research in the UK you have only 4 seconds before the average broadband user gets bored and goes elsewhere.


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