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Are You the Artist...or the Masterpiece?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

The metaphysical equation and question: Where does the essence of the artist (the creator) end and the form called the creation begin? This question gives new meaning to the age old adage, "As within, so without."

The Louvre Gardens Are Teeming with Rats

artnet | artnet News | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts

This piece originally appeared on artnet News. Sarah Cascone Photo: Cristian Bortes, via Wikimedia Commons. The Louvre, one of the world...

Last Chance for Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Paintings at the Frick Museum

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The fifteen paintings selected for the Frick's presentation are among the most important in the Mauritshuis's holdings.

10 Of The World's Most Stressful Tourist Traps (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

The Tower of London. Times Square. The Taj Mahal. Between crowds, queues and inflated admission costs, hitting the world's biggest "can't-miss" sights...

Art and Presidential Debates, Never the Twain Shall Meet

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Every four years, during the presidential debates, I have a dream. Just imagine if one of the questions asked of the candidates had something to do with art and culture.

Mona Lisa's Skeleton Found?

Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts

Much attention has been paid to Mona Lisa's smile throughout the years, but this week her skeleton is winding up in the spotlight. Italian archaeologi...

What Cultural Experience Would You Seek Out Before You Die?

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home

It's a classic hypothetical: you're about to die, and through some wonderful magic, you have the ability to fulfill a single wish before your time is ...

When Appreciating Works of Art, Being There Is Always Best

John Seed | Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Most of my ideas of what contemporary art looks like are based on seeing photos in magazines and jpeg images on the net. Unless you live in a major city, and are devoted to visiting museums and galleries, you likely have the same problem.