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Giorgio De Chirico

Feeling Weird?

Francis Levy | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

There are many words which deal with feelings of strangeness and estrangement. Freud and Heidegger both talked of Unheimlichkeit or the feeling of the...

Amanda Cooper and the Exquisite Porch

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Kevin Connolly Gillespie, born in Johannesburg, South Africa When I was around five or six my older brother and I met 'the man downstairs.' He was a ...

Cavafy's Cultural Politics and the Poetics of Liminality

Panagiotis Roilos | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
Panagiotis Roilos

Cavafy's diasporic experience contributed to the formation of his overall cultural politics, which continues to inspire an exceptionally large number of readers, poets, scholars, intellectuals, and activists throughout the world.

Ludvigsen at the Shore

Daniel Maidman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

The realism of the color in this painting is such that if you blur your eye while looking at it, you will find it a convincing depiction of the raw nature of the scene. It will match what you see when you actually go to the beach on a day like this, and also blur your eye.

When Virgins Decide

George Heymont | Posted 12.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

This fall the San Francisco Opera revived its 1997 production of Rigoletto. Featuring Michael Yeargan's handsome sets (inspired by Giorgio de Chirico) and Constance Hoffman's impressive period costumes, the opera has been double cast to gain maximum stage time.

In These Gods We Trust

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Whether you like them or not, there is simply no way to ignore the Gods and Muses that we inherited from the ancient world. Splendid in their nakedness, aware of their beauty and power, they can befriend, seduce or even destroy us, mere human mortals, in the blink of an eye.