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ReInterpreting Michelangelo’s David

The Ruined Block of Stone Look at the statue. Before it was “The David“, it was just a ruined block of stone. David,  by Michelangelo     (1504 ) Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence ( a GNU Free Documentation License photo de Rico Heil (User:Silmaril), published … Continue reading

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Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” breathes new life into an ancient religion

The enduring power of Botticelli’s masterpiece is rooted in its profoundly sensual evocation of the eponymous Roman deity. Source: The Guardian Jonathan Jones On Art Blog Sandro Botticelli painted The Birth of Venus in about 1484. More than 500 years … Continue reading

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Botticelli: The Birth of Venus & Storytellers: The Pursuit of Happiness (Audio Visual)

http://richcrankshaw.com/ Audiobook Audition: “Storytellers: The Pursuit of Happiness” will be professionally narrated by Mr. Rich Crankshaw, from Brooklyn, New York. Rich Crankshaw is multitalented. He is a voice actor, writer, producer, and sound designer. As you can see, the Audiobook … Continue reading

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A #Short #Story @$0.99 Cents Each: 3 #Great #Reads!

Amazon Author Page: Thomas Jerome Baker Price: $0.99 Three books, each one costing less than a dollar. That’s what Amazon does to high book prices. It puts high-quality books by your favorite author (and mine too) available at youf fingertips, … Continue reading

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Guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio by Giorgio Vasari ( 30 July, 1511 – 27 June, 1574)

Giorgio Vasari would be 500 years old on his birthday at the end of July this year. 500 years old. What stories he would tell about the people of his time, the painting and the architecture! What questions I would … Continue reading

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“The Writer’s Voice”, or, Caterina & Boudicca Speak

The “writer’s voice” is a mythical, magical, mysterious concept among those who read and write seriously. Yes, since I read and write seriously (at times, though not always), I admit a sense of fascination with this aspect of authorship. Yet, … Continue reading

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I Left My Heart in Florence, Though I Confess: “I’ve Never Been to Florence!”

I left my heart in Florence. I say that, consciously aware that I’ve never been to Florence. Still, I left my heart in Florence. I think that statement qualifies as an oxymoron. It’s like saying the darkness was bright, the … Continue reading

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The Medici: Godfathers of The Renaissance

Florence..1389 a boy is baptized into medieval world. He was not of noble birth,he was the son of local merchant, his name, was Cosimo The Medici…” The Medici’s literally nurtured the greatest thinkers, artists, painters, sculptors, architects of their age. … Continue reading

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Autodidactic – Teaching Oneself: Time For A New Renaissance in Teaching & Learning?

“Autodidactic” is defined, quite simply, as “teaching yourself”. [From Greek autodidaktos, self-taught : auto-, auto- + didaktos, taught; see didactic.] (The Free online Dictionary). It’s a concept that doesn’t get much attention nowadays. It’s almost as if it’s not valid, … Continue reading

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Looking For Catarina: Continue The Story

Florence, Italy. The Uffizi Gallery. Artistic treasure upon treasure, masterpiece after masterpiece, is located here. You could travel to Florence the rest of your life and still feel like you have not seen everything… Gian Luca used to meet Catarina … Continue reading

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