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Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Twitter Fights of the High Renaissance: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Savonarola

John Seed | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts
John Seed

A blog and video that recently appeared on the HuffingtonPost Arts page -- Why Leonardo Da Vinci Was A Loser (And What That Means For You) -- has apparently re-ignited a longstanding feud between Leonardo da Vinci and his frenemy Michelangelo.

The Lesson Of The Needle

Aimee Heckel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Aimee Heckel

What -- or who -- is living underneath my own skin? As I sit, I wonder. It could be my own Michelangelo angel. An octopus. A tree. Beneath my skin could be a flower, a lion, a snake. A demon.

Our Father and My Father

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Transformation takes place in God's Presence and inspires us to great things, just as the stained-glass artist and my father expressed their love of God in their artwork, which in turn lifts my soul and inspires me to glorify Him even more.

Success, Failure and Mastery

Tom Morris | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Sarah Lewis helps us to reorient our thinking around the concept of mastery and the process that develops it. And it's the process that seems to be her real interest, because the process of growing in mastery of anything inevitably involves uncertainty, courage, failure, persistence and struggle.

A Conversation with Dmitri Hvorostovsky - This Week at Davies Hall

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.21.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Dmitri Hvorostovsky and pianist Ivari Ilja are in recital at Davies Hall on Sunday, May 25. The program begins with a collection of songs by a variety of Russian composers, set to the poetry of Alexander Pushkin.

Artists Must Make Peace With the Academic Life

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Teaching now obliges an artist to instruct others in techniques and styles that, at times, may be wholly opposed to his or her own work.

Artist's Statements of the Old Masters

John Seed | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
John Seed

An Old Master working today would definitely need some strong postmodern language to support his/her "artistic practice." Here are some samples of the kinds of "Artist's Statements" that I think would be required of European Old Masters if they tried to get a show in New York or Los Angeles today.

The Idiot's Guide To Identifying Classic Paintings

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts

Can you tell a Rembrandt from a Caravaggio? Or a Rubens from a Michelangelo? If you answered no, have no fear. There's a quick and painless guide to t...

This Gun Ad Just Pissed Off An Entire Country

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business

ROME, March 10 (Reuters) - Italian cultural officials have threatened court action to stop an American arms manufacturer showing the revered Renaiss...

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As the evidence shows, Monuments Men would not have been in the awards mix. Well-made and honorable, it's also a movie that never achieves much momentum.

A Look at High Art in the 21st Century: Pictures at a Museum's Shop.

Jura Margulis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Jura Margulis

We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?

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.

Politics as Un-usual: My Dinner With Adolfo

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

A bona fide politician actually put down his fork mid-air to listen to me. Not one minute was spent on fundraising or self-promotion. Nope. Instead, Adolfo Carrion, running on the Independent Party ticket, concentrated on us -- all young independent artists struggling to survive in New York City.

Was A Long Lost Michelangelo Sculpture Finally Found?

Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts

Art historians and restorers gathered excitedly in Spain last week to catch a glimpse of "San Giovannino," a sculpture which, according to the New Yor...

From Leonardo to Michelangelo: Now Silverman Enters the Louvre

Simon Hewitt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

One hot summer's day 30 years ago, Canadian-born art collector Peter Silverman was preparing to dive into Bavaria's scenic Starnberger.

Michelangelo's Ugliest Drawing May Not Be His

Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 04/12/2013 01:55 PM EDT on LiveScience Michelangelo's portrait of Cleopatra holding an asp to her breast...

A Brief Guide to National Poetry Month

John Lundberg | Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

April is National Poetry Month, poetry lovers! An annual celebration (since 1996) sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, the event aims to spread the gospel of poetry and celebrate the art's rich past and vibrant present.

The Conclave

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

As Roman Catholic cardinals gather in the magnificent Sistine Chapel to select a new pope, their conclave is at a critical crossroads. Will the cardinals vote for a pope who can re-energize the faithful, and restore the trust that has been missing for millions of lapsed Catholics?

Happy Birthday, Michelangelo!

Posted 03.06.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, the Italian Renaissance mastermind who counts artworks like the Sistine Chapel ce...

82nd & Fifth: THINKING ALOUD by Carmen Bambach

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Did you know that a boy, a model in Michelangelo's studio, posed for this study, which was to depict a female, the figure of the Libyan Sibyl? To cura...

Thoughts for Ash Wednesday: The Dirt on David

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The beginning of our Lenten journey is a unique one that marches us toward the cross and ultimately resurrection. Let us believe through faith that just as the dirt on David was removed, thanks to the love and mercy of God that a fallen humanity can also be scrubbed clean in the very same way.

Michelangelo Exhibit Heads To Virginia

AP | By STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 02.08.2013 | Arts

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Twenty-five drawings by Michelangelo begin a two-city U.S. exhibition in Virginia on Saturday, including some works never before ...

Michelangelo Sculpture Heads To... Jail?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.07.2013 | Arts

An unfinished sculpture by Michelangelo is heading to an unlikely temporary location -- prison. The noted Italian artist worked on "La Pieta Ronda...

Another Look at 'Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings From the Courtauld Gallery'

Liz Insogna | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Liz Insogna

One has a sense that as we move closer and more connected globally, we're nostalgic for the variance that make each country's artistic expression all the more appealing.