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The Irony of Religious Celibacy

Peggy Payne | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Poet John Donne famously recognized the similarity of sexual and religious ecstasy. Born Catholic, he became an Anglican priest and the Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, as well as a poet both bawdy and religious.

Piano's Light Touch at the Kimbell

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It may be safe to say -- whether you favor the site of Renzo Piano's new pavilion or not - that Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum has never looked as good as it does today.

Theophany: Kyle Staver's Greek Myth Paintings at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

One solution is to paint the gods as mortals see them. How do mortals see them? Indistinctly and murkily, by moonlight, with the aspect of a rustle among the leaves or a burst of feathers. This is how Kyle Staver paints the myths.

A Feminist Treasure

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 02.01.2012 | Women
Craig K. Comstock

Travers, instead, envisions not the deification of women in a prehistoric civilization, but a social structure in which no one is made into a divinity.

Young Artists Look at Old Masters

Joan Sherman | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Joan Sherman

In the Thesis Exhibit of the MFA program at Columbia, I saw diverse responses to the world we live in, all firmly rooted in the present. Yet, in many installations, I could see a connection to a distant past -- to Old Master art.