(1452-1519): An Italian High Renaissance Painter and Inventor, Leonardo was a Florentine Renaissance man, a genius, an artist in all media, an architect, a brilliant military engineer. And perhaps the most brilliantly creative man in European history.
Claudio Bravo: 1936 – 2011 Archive: 2011 As I opened the New York Times recently, I had the sad surprise to read about the death of Chilean artist Claudio Bravo. At only 74 years old, he succumbed to complications of epilepsy while living in his adopted country of Morocco. Claudio Bravo was a master ‘hyper […]
AMEN: A PRAYER FOR THE WORLD is on exhibit in New York at the Cathedral of St. John the Devine, now through November 23rd. It is one of the artistic programs of CARAVAN, which was started in 2009 in Cairo, Egypt as an interfaith arts festival, and which has since grown into a global effort to encourage bridge-building […]
I remember standing electrified with awe in Florence years ago taking in a sculpture titled Laocoon by 16th century artist Baccio Bandinelli. It was my first encounter with his work and I wondered why I hadn’t read about him in my art history class before. Working on an enormous scale seemed to fit the monumentality of […]