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A Surreal Greek Myth

Following on from my last post on Picasso, I thought I’d share another favourite painting from my recent visit to Tate Modern.

This time the artist is Dalí, an icon of the 1930s Surrealist art movement, and his captivating painting… 530 more words

Art & Photography

Edie Sedgwick Would Have Turned 71 This Weekend

Edith Minturn “Edie” Sedgwick (April 20, 1943 – November 16, 1971) was an American heiress, socialite, actress, and fashion model. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol’s superstars. 22 more words

Film

5 of My Favorite Impressionist Paintings

The impressionist movement was so important because it bridged the gap between realism and what we know now to be modern art. Below are some of my favorite images from that time, lasting roughly from the middle of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th. 122 more words

Hellenistic Greek

Greeks during this age were continually fighting. They were focused on identity with this came inter-polis and competitiveness. Philosophy from this time is well known. Great philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle were all part of this time. 87 more words

Art History

Early & Hellenic Greek

The Greeks believed that “Man is the measure of all things.” Unlike the Egyptians, the Greeks were more interested in the here and now than the afterlife. 69 more words

Art History

day 20/ family

prompt of the day was family

A Family of Memory
Orchards and ivy long gone from view
Houses and boards creaking too
Scent and vision clouded with tears… 34 more words

Of Dreams and Reality: Brunelleschi's Dome & The Duomo

Composed on:

July 23rd 2013
Florence, Italy

A friend asked me today – when was the last time that you were blown away? It pained me that I couldn’t quite remember. 344 more words

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