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Stolen artworks created by Veronese studio

Very sad news .  ORIGINAL ARTWORKS CREATED BY VERONESE STUDIO STOLEN . among which, TWO COMMEDIA DELL ‘ARTE  ART FOLDED SCREENS .and (1) folded screen titled:  MONKEYS, ALMOST HUMAN. They were  removed without permission from  Veronesese studio art inventory and supplies  stored for safekeeping with … Continue reading

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the wisdom of children: malice not afore thought

a traumatic moment in my childhood.  our house  became a rescue mission for pigeons.  one wounded bird came then hundreds. my aunt was a nurse, a care giver. pigeon hostels were built in our garden. we children learned how to care … Continue reading

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The Axis Age and the Great Leap of Being 800-200 BC

At georgetown university,  i took the class:  the world’s religions. a comparative study.  One study struck  me:  The Axis Age (  max weber,  karl jaspers , eric voegelin).  axis here meaning  ” pivotal point”  allowing for change of direction. The Axis … Continue reading

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life and death. a modern tale

the little boy: ” where do people go and what do they do when they die?” mother: ” they go to a special place and live a special life different from ours” the little boy: ” if i go there and i … Continue reading

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about life and death: an eskimo folktale

long ago there was no death on earth. over population problem.  the earth began to sink.  the lord above decided to send death.  the first man to die did not know  how to go about the business of  dying.  he … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Memorial Day

A pacifist song from  pre WW I: I did not raise my boy to be a soldier.  I brought him up to be my pride and joy. who dares to place a musket on his shoulder to shoot some other mother’s … Continue reading

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Antoine Careme… chef of kings and king of chefs

France. 1789.  the french revolution.  terrible era of chaos and change.  heads roll daily under the guillotine,  new french invention  for speedy execution  of the guilty, until proven innocent. Antoine Careme, abandonned child, uneducated, grew up in the gutters of … Continue reading

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a debt of gratitude

” a hundred time every day, i remind myself that my inner  and outer life depends on the labours of other men, living and dead, and that i must exert myself, in order to give in the measure as i … Continue reading

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as wise as the day i was born

” i have always been regretting that i was not as wise as the day i was born”  Henry David Thoreau,  beloved American essayist and philosopher.

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made…by the grace of god

Babylon, the capital of the Assyrian empire. 2000 BC. Present day Iraq. an inscription in cuneiform characters, on one of the ruins:   ” If what you see pleases you, we made it by the grace of God” A person with … Continue reading

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you have got to be taught…..Seth, the wise child.

South Pacific Musical.  lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein: ” you have got to be taught to hate and fear.  you have got to be taught to be afraid of people whose eyes are oddly made and people whose skin is a different … Continue reading

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300…spartan shields. a sculpture in progress.

Some words must be said, some gesture must be made…no matter the cost. 480 BC.  Greece. The battle of Thermopylae ( the gate of fire). Massive invasion of Greece by the Persian army, over 200,000 strong. King Leonidas and 300 Spartan … Continue reading

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make me see… or the wisdom of children

This is one of the most triumphant moments of my life as an artist, nay… as a human being: I am useful. my second grade teacher noticed my overwhelming obsession for drawing. permission granted to draw on the back of the  blackboard.  Punctually  … Continue reading

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words not spoken…dead before ever being born

a gift from a friend:  a book of poems by Chilean poet Franz Tamayo. book whereabouts unknown,  cannot remember the exact words,  but the image is still burning in my mind: whatever happened to words that are not said?  it is … Continue reading

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ray charles …negro spirituals… negro reels.

Paris in the 60’s, Ray Charles live concert: swept away into a world of gut-deep world of sounds and poetry.  What an immense artistic achievement:  Ray took the rythm of the gospel music and sings about our daily life.  digging some more, i discover  the negro … Continue reading

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imagination is more important than knowledge.

” Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and to understand”  Albert Einstein “Your time is limited, … Continue reading

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Crying for Greece

HITCH HIKING RITUAL IN EUROPE. In summer, a multitude of youths, hitch-hiking , crisscrossing the continent, in search of themselves, in search of one another, to see what the world is about. Life experienced from the view point of the have-nots.  They carry … Continue reading

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Tending your own garden . Voltaire and Candide

A DISTANT MIRROR. Voltaire. French philosopher , one of the founding fathers of “The Age of Enlightenment” .Radical new ideas swept the western world of the 18th century and sowed the seeds of the French and American Revolutions. Prolific writer ( … Continue reading

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