Category Archives: Lifelong Learning

The Magic of the Written Word

Wikipedia.   …the visitor who now enters the Palazzo dei Conservatori at Borgo San Sepolcro finds the stupendous “Resurrection” almost as Piero della Francesca left it. …it stands there before us in entire and actual splendour, the greatest picture in … Continue reading

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The Power of Art

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Crazy Week

  Andy took these pictures last Thursday. The latest report says the fire has burned about 22,000 acres and is now 50% contained. Hopefully there will be no more surprises. There was one last weekend — they closed State Route … Continue reading

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Pictures

Andy took some pictures of the fire yesterday. The first four were taken on the way up to the land:           Unfortunately the fire was very active Tuesday evening, and it moved into the Valles Caldera … Continue reading

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The Father of Modern Art

Cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   [Cézanne] is the father of us all. —Matisse and Picasso [I]t is true that there is hardly one modern artist of importance to whom Cézanne is not father or grandfather, and that no other influence … Continue reading

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Being Resourceful

Cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   As I’ve mentioned before, I’m fairly art-illiterate. I wasn’t even aware of Jackson Pollock (sometimes called “Action Jackson” or “Jack the Dripper”) until a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a short video (about four minutes) … Continue reading

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Doing the Best We Can…

Years ago when my mother-in-law and I were both having some health problems I would tell her, We’re doing the best we can with what we have left. It’s still one of my favorite sayings, so I was fascinated when … Continue reading

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