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Recap (June 22 – July 6)

So, I’ll be doing something I’ve never done before here. I’ll be doing a recap of roughly the past two weeks. Because a lot of notable stuff has been going on, and it would be wrong to talk about just one of these stories. First thing’s first… Salvador Dalí’s daughter. In late June, a Spanish … Continue reading

East Meets West

About a year ago, members of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) participated in the destruction of the ruins at Palmyra in Syria. Among the sites destroyed was the Tower of Elahbel, the Monumental Arch, and the Temple of Bel. I understand that no sane person would be sightseeing around Syria at the moment, but the ruins … Continue reading

Colored Gods and Painted Saints

When we all think of sculpture, we think of ancient statuary, perhaps those of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or the carvings and reliefs of saints upon the tympanum of a Gothic or Romanesque cathedral. All of them are rather naked, referring to some of the nude subjects, but also to the fact that the … Continue reading

How Would You Like To Pay? Cash, Credit, or Bitcoin?

The Internet and the virtual world is evolving so rapidly that even I, an eighteen-year-old, can’t keep up with it sometimes. One of the more perplexing things that has come into light in the past year is the prominence of the Bitcoin. For those who don’t know what that is, Bitcoin was originally a payment … Continue reading

A Royal Reunion

Three paintings, separated for almost one hundred thirty years, have finally been brought together again thanks to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Melichor, Gaspar and Balthazar are three of the most recognizable characters in Christian art, known to people all throughout the world as the Magi, the Three Kings, and the Three … Continue reading

Major Tom Lands in Chicago

Many of us know that musicians have other talents besides creating great music. A rather large number of them go into art. John Lennon’s drawings and Joni Mitchell’s self-portraits are rather well known. But something that caught my eye lately was an article that I read about a rather famous British musician that’s going on … Continue reading