Lovers-Kandinsky
Art Lovers in Paris
KinRome
Loving art is loving Rome

AAM

Comments from Arthur Blumenthal's Student:

  • "Just a note to express to you my sheer pleasure for your inspiring class ... I have been awed and changed by it! Not only do I "see" art in a richer, fuller way, but the class allowed me to validate my own impressions. Having to verbally express my reaction to a work of art engaged all my sensibilities. Thank you for transporting me from a viewer to one who "owns" Massimo Stanzione's painting of "Rest on the Flight into Egypt." You taught me to go beyond seeing to "entering" (internalizing) a masterpiece and experiencing its energy and deeper dimensions."
AinLouvre
Arthur in the Louvre

A PURYEAR SCULPTURE DAZZLES KÄREN

ARTHUR CELEBRATES THE MoMA'S PURYEAR SHOW

FRANCESCO DE MURA

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ART AND BEAUTY

  • "For they (art and beauty) are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never visited." C. S. Lewis
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Wendy Goddard

Karen,

How lovely to spend my spring vicariously in Italy by reading your captivating snapshots of travel!

May we never be too old,or too tired, or too disillusioned to explore new cultures (and old), a sensory adventure through every door and resulting vistas as you have given us such a taste!

A bit of melancholy descended this week with the passing of Kurt Vonnegut. But then I found this perfectly insightful paragraph from the best of the editorials I read.

By VERLYN KLINKENBORG
Published: April 13, 2007
"If you read Kurt Vonnegut when you were young - read all there was of him,
book after book as fast as you could the way so many of us did - you probably
set him aside long ago. That's the way it goes with writers we love when we're
young. It's almost as though their books absorbed some part of our DNA while
we were reading them, and rereading them means revisiting a version of
ourselves we may no longer remember or trust."

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Is it too much to want or hope to continue to live this way? That we pursue life with a passion day after day, our pursuits absorbed into our DNA, our DNA shedding into our surroundings?

Certainly, you and Arturo set the bar blissfully high!

Love to you both from Orlando on a blustery day (or it is me who blusters?)

Wendy

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