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Chardin and Peto

Artist Altoon Sultan offers this personal reflection on the still-life paintings of Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin and John Peto, titled, “The Ordinary Transfigured:”

Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin, “Water Glass and Jug,” 1760.

Drawing with pastels

My impression is that pastel painting is not very popular these days. I’ve even had conversations with art students who do not think that pastels are a legitimate medium or “for kids.” They had no idea that pastels have been widely used for over 500 years by lots of artists from Mr. 225 more words

Anatta and Reincarnation

Let us, as a postulate, embrace the “illusion of self” that is central to Buddhism. There are  powerful intellectual supporters for that statement. David Hume and neuroscientists for example. 240 more words


The Rope We Climb Braided by Others

The Rant

“Some day, after we have mastered the wind, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of Love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.” 578 more words