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MANTEGNA: MASTER OF THE FANTASTIC & THE TERRIBLE

The gruesome, the tragic and the triumphant that could be depicted with paradoxical decorative elegance. His manner was prickly, his life was mundane and methodical, his painting was poised and static; why then should he have so much power to … Continue reading

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BLINDFOLD TEST FOR BEWITCHING IDEAS:CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH FUZZY WARBLES

Marketing and advertising wars are often drawn out, protracted affairs giving credence to the expression “War is hell;but who knew it looked like crap? It is entertaining when no one follows the modern version of the Marquess of Queensbury rules … Continue reading

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PRIMAVERA AND THE HERMETIC OCTAVE

Interpreting the mythology of a work of art may fall under the domain of the ¬†art sleuth, and an intrepid one at that.Take for example Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece, ”Primavera”. Those who are willing to settle for a poetical tableau and … Continue reading

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