All posts by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

History painting: ‘The Distribution of the Standards’ by Jacques-Louis David, 1810.

The French painter, Jacques-Louis David, was arguably the most famous neoclassical painter in France during the late 18th century and […]

Classic albums: Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On (1971).

Motown Records didn’t want Marvin Gaye to make What’s Going On, a socially conscious record, but in 1971 the world […]

What’s new, right now? ‘Call Me Home’ by The Dreggs.

The Dreggs are Paddy Macrae and Zane Harris. They write songs that are easy to relate to with better Indie-folk […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”

The heyday of gangster movies in the 1930s brought the best out of all the studios big stars and the […]

Interview with Indie rock legends Custard.

Led by frontman and guitarist David McCormack, Brisbane’s Custard made important inroads in Australian indie circles with their 1991 debut […]

History Painting: ‘The Fire of Rome’ by Hubert Robert, 1771.

During the night of July 18, 64 AD, the great fire of Rome broke out in the merchant area of […]

Caravãna Sun’s Ant Beard, aka Caspia, talks about his debut single ‘ALONE’.

Caspia is the solo project of Caravãna Sun’s bass player, Ant Beard. In a lot of ways, his solo venture […]

History Painting: ‘Capture of Joan of Arc’ by Adolf-Alexander Dillens, circa 1850.

You’ve all heard of the story of France’s national heroine, nicknamed ‘The maid of Orleans’ and how she rode at […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ by The Smashing Pumpkins.

Exactly twenty years ago today, on May 23, 2000, The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan announced that his band, after 11 […]

The 12 Best Actresses of the 2010s – Part 2 (of 3).

The following list of the best actresses of the 2010s was always going to be a subjective choice on my […]