Tag Archives: Fra Angelico

cathedral in the hearts of man

The Gods in Art. Andre Malraux traced the evolution of the deity in his Metamorphosis of the Gods a half century ago, and effectively traced the broad contours whereby the agnostic writer clearly delineated our ambiguous and often willing acceptance … Continue reading

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thebaid

Monasticism at its most simple and essential level. At the time of the Thebaid, the Levant was sprinkled generously with ascetic extremists, the types who immured themselves in caves, those that wore theit time away in prayer and meditation and … Continue reading

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she bought what she wanted: money’s worth

It was a palace of paintings. For conservative old Beantown, she was simply startling and an individualist; she erected a Venetian pleasure dome in the Back Bay and filled it with masterpieces for the public to enjoy. …In 1892 Mrs. … Continue reading

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