Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

The beauty of form

The relationship between the physical and the spiritual

A beautiful piece on one of my favorite sculptures – Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Teresa, 1645-52 (Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome) Smarthistory.com

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Sin and Judgement

Another fantastic painting I have seen many, many times and find so apropos for our overall theme…a very deep teaching in images, symbols and color. Hieronymus Bosch – The Last Judgement Tryptich from the formidable “SmartHistory” project. Enjoy

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The kiss

An enchanted guide to a very famous and popular painting… I found the video on http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/, a lovely non-profit organization creating a free, multi-dimensional, multi-medial  art history book. Isn’t this the way to go ? Share yourself with the world. Create….and … Continue reading

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Sharing the rediscovery of wonder

A very inspiring talk from Janet Echelman on taking imagination seriously

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To mix death into everything seen

Is he someone who dwells in this single world? No: both realms are the source of his earthly power. He alone who has known the roots of the willow can bend the willow-branch into a lyre. Overnight leave no bread … Continue reading

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This silent moment

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I will never leave you

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Orpheus, the archetype

The myth of Orpheus resonates throughout time as a powerful archetype because it shows how art, poetry, and music can be used to bridge multiple realms of existence: mundane and celestial, living and dead, conscious and unconscious, chaotic and harmonious, … Continue reading

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Decadence

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel: …see more  

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Orpheus

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