Tag Archives: Duccio

Orientalism repackaged

The Shafia trial is by any extent, a far more complex process in which the social and larger contexts seemed to outweigh the actual criminal allegations which were never definitively proven, albeit the construction of circumstantial evidence, in sum, was … Continue reading

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drinking with the man

from Paul Hamilton of the Bisonics: DRINKING WITH JESUS I’ve been drinking with Jesus In a bar full of New Cross geezers He won the jackpot on the one-armed bandit Scooping the loot he smiled, ‘That’s the way Dad planned … Continue reading

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CARE & HANDLING OF BARBARIANS

Expecting the Barbarians refers to an incident in early Roman history when the barbarians did arrive. The irony is that, in the poem, they do not arrive. The idea being that the ”barbarian” is interior to the individual, representing the … Continue reading

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HAIL MARYS AT THE SUPERNATURAL

Giotto turned the art of painting from Greek or Byzantine into latin and rendered it modern. Duccio brought the Byzantine style to a fresh late flowering, that stopped short of complete transition. Giotto’s achievement gave painting the direction it was … Continue reading

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SOFT & SWEET SUPER BEINGS

From today’s point of view, The unrealistic character ¬†of Duccio’s style is evident. It can even be relished as an abstract aspect of aesthetic intention. However, a comparison of Duccio to the masters of the Byzantine tradition shows that he … Continue reading

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GIOTTO & WANING CELESTIAL DREAMS

In the work of Giotto and Duccio, Western painting reached the climax of an ancient tradition and the radical beginnings of another that has continued to endure. Giotto became probably the most highest paid artist in Italy. He died rich … Continue reading

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