James Cahill is a writer and critic whose research interests embrace contemporary art and classical antiquity. He regularly contributes to art magazines and periodicals, and his writing has appeared in publications including Apollo, Art in America, The Burlington Magazine, Elephant, Frieze, Omnibus, and The Observer. His book on the British artist Maggi Hambling, War Requiem and Aftermath, was published in Spring 2015 by the Unicorn Press. He is the co-author of a monograph on British artist Angus Fairhurst (1966–2008), and has published essays in numerous books and catalogues. He leads monthly art tours of restaurants in Mayfair, London (organised by Le Caprice Holdings); he has also lectured widely on art and the classical world. He is currently researching a PhD at Cambridge University on the impact of Greco-Roman art and mythology on contemporary visual culture.
A Wandering Will: Mary Reid Kelley Discusses Swinburne’s “Pasiphae”
Mary Reid Kelley's nine-minute melodrama, for which Swinburne’s text serves as the screenplay, is the second in a trilogy of films based loosely on the story of the Minotaur (the monstrous fruit of Pasiphae’s lust), made in collaboration with artist Patrick Kelley....