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ABSTRACT EMOTIVE DEVICES: Pathos of a Single Perpetual Moment

Rogier van der Weyden, if for a moment he can be regarded as a pure stylist, is an unexcelled master designer. The Magdalen at the far right of “Deposition” is one of the most exquisitely costumed and patterned figures in … Continue reading

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SELF EXAMINATION of a LANGUAGE of SIGNS: The Divine Wavelength

The Tempest has been called the first landscape in the history of Western painting. The subject of this painting is unclear, but its artistic mastery is apparent. The Tempest portrays a soldier and a breast-feeding woman on either side of … 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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TENDER ANTIQUARIAN STOOP

We look at old pictures through a double frame. The solid gilt frame which isolates it from its surroundings and creates for it a hole in space; and the period frame in our minds which creates for it a hole … Continue reading

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