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TROY AS MYTHOLOGICAL PLOY & APHRODITE AS TOY

”The three goddesses (Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite) asked Zeus to present the apple of discord — a beautiful gold sphere — to the one who deserved the title kallista ‘most beautiful’. I know some of the other gods were surprised … Continue reading

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BLUE RIBBON BRONZE

The ancient marvels of bronze casting and sculpture could not be matched by medieval man. But, they were seen by Donatello, the sculptor who., like Ghiberti, bestrides the opening decades of the Renaissance. ┬áIt was Donatello who created for the … Continue reading

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PORTRAIT OF A TUG OF WAR

Not every great age produced portraits. The Greeks made almost none, except on their coins, until the time of Alexander the Great, whose legions ranged over the world from India to Egypt. Alexander had his own private portrait artist, the … Continue reading

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LEGENDS ON THE WILD SIDE

Of all creatures on earth, the rhinoceros appears at first glance the least likely to be associated with the art of love. The great horn that decorates his nose, and from which his name is derived, is not generally considered … Continue reading

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PICASSO & WOMEN IN WAITING

”The Europeans had shown the way; yet the avant-garde American artists had to work desperately to break away from the influence of the School of Paris and especially from that Olympian, Pablo Picasso. Like the Collective Unconscious or the dreams … Continue reading

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RHINOS, PICADORS & MINOTAURS

”Picasso had never been a political artist, and as Jung noted, his images seemed increasingly to withdraw from objective reality and primarily reflected some inner psychic state that he was trying to work out on canvas. He made no war-related … Continue reading

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