King Pedro And Inês de Castro – What Life Took Apart, Death Put Back TogetherAugust 8, 2018
Every country has its legends and fairytales and Portugal is not an exception. One of the most known Portuguese tales is a love story about King Pedro of Portugal and Inês de Castro. Their relationship did not end...
Bronzed, Beaten And Bleeding: The Boxer At RestAugust 4, 2018
Coming face-to-face with a piece of art you’ve loved for years is a thrilling, exciting and often times overwhelming experience. Such was the case for me on my recent trip to Rome, when I visited the Palazzo Massimo...
A Story About How Louise Nevelson Constructed Her Sculptures And Her PastAugust 3, 2018
Nevelson (1899 – 1988) is recognized as one of America’s most innovative sculptors. Her most famous outsized sculptures were made of cast-off wood parts (basically street throwaways) which were transformed into completely different objects by monochromatic spray paint....
Not All There – The Enigmatic Sculptures Of Bruno CatalanoJuly 20, 2018
Commemorating Marseille’s status as the European Capital of Culture in 2013, Bruno Catalano created 10 life-size, bronze sculptures to be displayed along the waterfront. Titled “Les Voyageurs” (The Travelers), these surrealist sculptures, depict people with huge portions of...
Mariano Fortuny – A Genius From VeniceJuly 14, 2018
Well, I lied. Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo was not originally from Venice, as he was born in Granada in 1871, a son of the painter also Mariano Fortuny. However, he is considered a naturalized Venetian as he spent...
Picasso Sighting in New York City—He’s Mowing his LawnJune 7, 2018
I looked across the street and saw Pablo Picasso mowing his lawn. He was ten feet tall. He was inside a fence, which was unusual, and the expression on his face, with both eyes bulging and a look...
The Spirit of Ecstasy – A Story of Goddesses And Secret AffairsApril 21, 2018
The story of the Spirit of Ecstasy is one to be pulled from the gossip columns of London high society. It involves rich and aristocratic benefactors, beautiful women and secret affairs. Join us on a journey spiced with...
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