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Romanticism

Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes

Pietros Maneos | Posted 08.28.2014 | Books
Pietros Maneos

I must also confess that my adoration of a figure like Mayes partly stems from my distaste for the trends and sensibilities unfolding in American Literature where minimalism, cynicism and realism reign supreme.

An American Arcadia - Wilkes County, North Carolina: A Riposte to Katherine Faw Morris

Pietros Maneos | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Pietros Maneos

After researching various avant-garde agrarian adventures such as black truffle cultivation and saffron, I chanced upon a property with an existing black truffle orchard in the tiny town of Moravian Falls, which is located in Wilkes County.

Are You Romantic Or Classical?

Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

We are –- each one of us –- probably more one than the other. The categories explain a lot about us; how we approach nature, what makes us laugh, ...

In Santa Barbara: A Masterfully Presented Delacroix Exhibition

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is currently presenting Delacroix and the Matter of Finish featuring 27 paintings and 18 works on paper: it is the first exhibition of works by Eugène Delacroix in the U.S. in over a decade.

Happy Birthday, Goya!

Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts

Today we're wishing a Happy Birthday to our favorite eerie romantic to ever yield a paintbrush, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. The Spanish moder...

This Valentine's Day, Learn to Recite Romantic-era Poetry on Cue

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

Love poetry from other eras tries for elegant and understated. Romantic verse will do everything other poems cannot, and if you reject it, it will set itself on fire, because the pain of that will soothe in comparison to the agony of losing your heart forever.

Against Michiko Kakutani: A Defense of Mark Helprin

Pietros Maneos | Posted 12.08.2012 | Books
Pietros Maneos

To me, Michiko Kakutani's latest review is emblematic of the ongoing cultural war between those adhering to the tenets of modernity: irony, cynicism, minimalism; and those who obstinately refuse to bow before these pestiferous ideals, those who honor beauty, truth and emotion. Kakutani obviously falls into the former.

Clinton Snider: Painter Among the Ruins of Modernity

Vince Carducci | Posted 09.09.2012 | Detroit
Vince Carducci

On view at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Clinton Snider's art is one of ambivalence. But it's an aesthetic perspective that commands attention in these times, as we are left to make our way through the ruins of modernity.

The Italian Pleasures of Gabriele Paterkallos: A Renaissance of Romanticism in Modernity

Pietros Maneos | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Pietros Maneos

He is a man who does not wish to die, who is not 'waiting for death,' but rather is craving more life, more experience, more sensation; and truly, he desires to live a thousand lives, so as to savor every single sensation of beauty, passion, and ecstasy.

Painter of Light, Dead at 54

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 06.10.2012 | Arts
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Thomas Kinkade was one of the top grossing commercial artists of all time. He brought art into the homes of millions, many of whom could not afford to buy originals.

Percy Bysshe Shelley "On Life"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 03.10.2012 | New York
Carolyn Vega

2012-01-09-pullquote.jpgThis essay, which is considered one of his most important prose works, was first penned sometime in late 1819 in the back of a small vellum-bound notebook.

The Necessary Death of Romance

Judith Acosta | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

When I speak of romance in this sense, it is not just a reference to that flurry of the heart when we are falling in love. It is there then, as well. But it is more than that.

The Union Between Poem And Reader: Charles Bane, Jr.'s Chapbook

Patrick Pressl | Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

As we enter a new campaign season sure to be rife with heated arguments and incessant finger pointing, one can't help but be reminded of all the issue...

Guess The Artist: Answer Revealed!

Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

Yesterday we showed you the work of art below and asked you to guess the artist who created it. Thousands of you guessed in our poll, but less than 50...

Guess The Artist (The Answer May Surprise You)

Posted 08.19.2011 | Arts

This prolific painter is regarded by some to be the first Modern artist. Although he was a court painter, his work was frequently highly critical of h...

Kate Moss Moves In With Samuel Taylor Coleridge

guardian.co.uk | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

Good news that the beautiful Kate Moss is joining the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge at No 3, The Grove, Highgate, London. Coleridge first came to live ...