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Classical vs. Contemporary Art

Contemporary art is getting desperate to come up with something superior next to classical art and is creating radical works that only compensate for lack of skill, discipline and virtue. 883 more words



I have to confess that my interest in the Cocteau Museum in Menton was architectural rather than artistic.  I admired the quirky inventiveness of Cocteau’s work, but he didn’t touch me as some of the other moderns do.  609 more words


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Portrait Drawing, 8-week intensive workshop

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Defining beauty...

‘In portraying ideal types of beauty…you bring together from many models the most beautiful features of each.’
– Socrates

I had an afternoon free a week or so ago in central London and, on a bit of a whim, decided to walk up to the British Museum.

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The Heritage of Apelles

In his encyclopedic work Naturalis Historia, the Roman philosopher and author Pliny the Elder praises Apelles as an exemplar of Grecian artistic fortitude: “[I]t was Apelles of Cos who surpassed all the painters that preceded him and all who were to come after him….He singly contributed almost more to painting than all the other artists put together….His art was unrivaled for graceful charm, although other very great painters were his contemporaries.” Apelles, who worked  sometime in the late 4th century BCE, is known only by anecdotes related by later authors, through whom his legend has resonated down through the centuries. 1,070 more words


Bronze statue of the Boxer at Rest

My ARCHAEO-Crush for the month of May is a fabulous Greek bronze found in a museum in Rome.

Type: artefact (bronze statue, lost-wax process) 307 more words