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The Lives of Artists

Screw your textbook and go straight to the source. 372 more words

Art

In Sicilia: Street Scenes, New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve was a day like any other, with one exception: we were in Palermo. We needed to get shopping in, so we walked to the Mercato Vucciria and bought chicken, vegetables, olives, salami, cheese, and wild strawberries. 1,372 more words

Travel

In Sicilia: Palazzo Abatellis

The Palazzo Abatellis, along with so much of Palermo’s Kalsa District (the old Arab quarter), was damaged extensively by Allied bombing in WWII. As Jeremy Dummett writes: 1,499 more words

Music

Ajatuksiani 1500-1600-luvun italialaisesta kirjallisuudesta

Kirjoittanut: Tarja P.

 Renessanssi on voimissaan 1500-luvun puoliväliin, jolloin Lutherin uskonpuhdistus ja katolisen kirkon vastauskonpuhdistus  alkavat. Kuvanveisto, taidemaalaus, arkkitehtuuri olivat tulleet merkittäviksi jo 1400-luvulla. Barokki toi mukanaan myös teatteri- ja oopperataiteen, joiden tekemisessä kirjailijoilla oli rooli draamallisen juonen ja librettojen laatijoina. 482 more words

Kirjallisuus - Literature

Abstract Background 101816

I thought quite a bit about the role that chance plays in abstract painting. Surely some artists have mental image of what they would like to realize in paint. 126 more words

Personal Stories

Chance

I’m reading an interesting book about artists. Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist, by Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz, is densely packed with interesting ideas and information. 154 more words

Personal Stories

Lives of the Artists

The first edition of what is regarded as the first art history book, The Lives of the Artists  by Giorgio Vasari, or more accurately,  Le vite de’ più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani, da Cimabue insino a’ tempi nostri… 478 more words

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