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Making the Bacon

A new research centre for the artist Francis Bacon opens later this month. 178 more words


In Defense of Artist, Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon has long been my least favorite great painter of the twentieth century. ~ Peter Schjeldahl (for The New Yorker)

True, it would seem there’s no defense needed for an artist who has had more than a half-dozen major retrospectives, and whose… 7,450 more words


Alex Colville: love and menace

The new show at the Art Gallery of Ontario is called “Alex Colville”. Other shows have had epithets attached.

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Elizabeth: There’s No Comparison

I had a different topic planned for today, but then I saw this blog post by Chuck Wendig about comparing ourselves to others and thought it was a message worth sharing. 305 more words


The Study of Nature as Devotional Practice

In the Winter issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Peter Harrison considers the “Sentiments of Devotion and Experimental Philosophy in Seventeenth-Century England… 453 more words

History Of Science

The Comte de St. Germain

“Nothing is known concerning the source of the Comte de St. Germain’s occult knowledge. Most certainly he not only intimated his possession of a vast amount of wisdom but he also gave many examples in support of his claims. 188 more words


What Makes Art Valuable?

The prices of artworks seem to keep breaking new records. The question “What is the value of art?” is a valid one and many people ask me that question. 217 more words