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Lucienne Bloch grew up surrounded by many of the great intellectuals and artists in the interwar period after her father emigrated to the United States in 1917. This might explain her lack of interest in fame and power. After all, … Continue reading

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Ernest Bloch, a major composer of the twentieth-century , was called a romantic in an unromantic age. His music is known for its rich harmonic effects and emotional intensity. Born in Geneva in 1880, he emigrated in 1916 to the … Continue reading

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SEURAT: Quest For The Redemption Of MATTER

Studies of Georges Seurat have usually focused on the subject matter; but there can be little doubt that the painter himself nailed his flag firmly to the mast of technical innovation. Technique was, as he wrote to his friend, the … Continue reading

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UTOPIAN DREAMS & SCHEMES and IN-BETWEENS

What is Utopia and why does it attract both hope and skepticism in equal measure?  In a way that appears meaningful, it is a productive inner tensions between two tendencies: a positive optimistic utopianism and a negative utopian pessimism. A … Continue reading

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BEING DOES NOT = E + MC 2

Though the goal of spontaneous human combustion can also  be attained by splitting atoms and achieving fission in the more social sciences. The vocabulary of art is, a priori, a language. That is, its aim is to communicate to others … Continue reading

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