A pretty little church, a thousand year old

In the immediately previous post here about Catalan Romanesque Art, I’ve failed to include some pictures of the churches themselves, where the paintings and sculptures belong. There are hundreds of them -better or worse preserved- in my country and Andorra. My sister had a bunch of photos and documentation about 67 churches, hermitages and monasteries… Continue reading A pretty little church, a thousand year old

Catalan Romanesque Art – World heritage and cradle of our national identity

Visual arts, in all their forms, were among my sister Ari’s main interests and affections; but this is a hugely broad field and she -like everybody else- had to be content knowing well a few corners of it. Medieval European Art -and Catalan-Occitan Romanesque Art in particular- was one of those corners she knew quite… Continue reading Catalan Romanesque Art – World heritage and cradle of our national identity

“The Gypsy Tales” animation cartoon series from the perspective of Romani artists – A worthy project

Originally posted on ROMEDIA FOUNDATION:
Written by Anna Orosz Representing Roma culture with animation is the newest innovation of sharing traditions. The story of Gypsy Tales cartoon series started in 2013 at the Kecskemétfilm Studio with the direction of Mária Horváth, who wanted to share the Roma folk traditions and show the Roma cultural values.…

A Pictorial Tribute – Delvaux’s “Ari”, and a sort of family portrait

– – The first time I watched “Rosine” -an oil by the surrealist Belgian painter Paul Delvaux, from 1968- I said to myself “this tall, slim girl with the red hat and the fan looks very much like Ariel”. As a matter of fact, quite a few women in Delvaux’s paintings of the two last… Continue reading A Pictorial Tribute – Delvaux’s “Ari”, and a sort of family portrait

Edward McCartan (I) – The gentle eroticism

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Edward Francis McCartan (August, 1879 – September, 1947) was an American sculptor, best known for his bronzes of Art-Déco style, popular in the 1920s.
Born in Albany, New York, he studied at the Pratt Institute and at the Art Students League of New York, and then in Paris for three years before his return to the United States in 1910. In 1914, McCartan became the Director of the Sculpture Department of the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York City.
Posthumously honored by the National Sculpture Society, his public monuments were few -but the Eugene Field Memorial (“Winken, Blinken, and Nod” also know as “The Dream Lady”) can still be found in the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.

Other works can be seen at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, and the Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Michigan. New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building -a national historic site in Newark- New…

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