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Van Dyck or Bust

Francis Levy | Posted 06.08.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Anthony van Dyke was a 17th century portrait painter whose chief claim to fame may have been the fact that his oeuvre was overshadowed by the likes of...

Pyrenees Journal: Spellbound

Francis Levy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

What was more brilliant, Alfred Hitchcock choosing to use Salvador Dali to create the dream sequences in Spellbound or Dali's creation of these iconic...

Barcelona Journal IV: Picasso

Francis Levy | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881 and in l895 arrived in Barcelona, as a young art student. If you'd seen his work for sale on a street corner would you have snapped it up?

Las Meninas a Day at a Time

Francis Levy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Why go to the trouble of cultivating sensibility if there's no possibility for transcendence? The diarist takes his daily dump and let's out a sigh of satisfaction as he releases his log.

Interview With the Youngest Artist to Have Ever Officially Painted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Lisa Chau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

Furr's grandmother introduced him to oil paints when he was 12 years old. He would set up a still life with fruit and paint it. He was obsessed -- he loved and still loves oil paint and the distinct smell of pure turpentine. "I was lucky. I found my dharma at age 12 years," he says.

Self-Portraits: When Artists Turn Their Gaze Inward

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

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Culture Zohn: Happy Summer Culture

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-05-27-outsidepull.jpg If ever there was an argument against the pig-headedness and jingoistic behavior of Arizona, Ellis Island and the Hispanic Society would be it.