To understand modern culture and more specifically “modern art”, professor Larry Shiner’s “The Invention of Art” (2001) is a must-read and an eye-opener for anyone who thinks they know a bit about art history.The book is as surprising in its content as the title suggests. You would think you were being messed with if you Les videre
Classical architecture is not a left versus right issue, claims Justin Shubow, the President of the U.S. think tank National Civic Art Society (NCAS) and Chairman of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Shubow has been a strong defender of the recently signed Executive Order “Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture.”  He strongly hopes that the Biden administration will not revoke the recently Les videre
“You cannot rank paintings according to objective criteria — it’s all subjective!”That is how many will react when they see this list, but I will argue that this position is wrong. For any poet, the goal should be to entertain the audience, and at best: make tears stream down their faces.The film industry has been Les videre
Barbarism is the very symbol of chaos and destruction — resulting in the downfall of civilizations. Since the pinnacle of the Western civilization came hand-in-hand with the revival of classical painting and sculpture, perhaps the condition of these handcrafts are also indicative of the darkest times, which certainly might await us if we are not Les videre
We are all aware of beauty. It is innate, natural and human. You see it in a child’s response to a butterfly’s wing. You hear it in the gasps of wonder as tourists turns the corner and stare at The Royal Crescent in Bath. It is ecumenical. From Luang Prabang in Laos to Siena in Les videre