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John Ruskin, Giotto, and William Henry Fox Talbot

This post continues my Story Structure series. Scenes from the Life of Christ: 10. Entry into Jerusalem (1304-6) by Giotto (Click pictures to enlarge) For those readers who are puzzled why I’ve posted so many entries about old art but … Continue reading

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Jan van Eyck — The Arnolfini Wedding

This post continues my Story Structure series. The Arnolfini Wedding (1434) by Jan van Eyck The Arnolfini Wedding (Detail) (1434) by Jan van Eyck The Arnolfini Wedding (Detail) (1434) by Jan van Eyck The Dead Christ (c. 1490) by Andrea … Continue reading

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Sassetta (approximately)

This post continues my Story Structure series. What does it mean to tell a story? I think one of the valid reasons that people often stress 3-act structure in screenplays is that it’s one way of making sure that we … Continue reading

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. . . every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite

A post in the ongoing series Poetry in the Arts. In The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, William Blake wrote about the “doors of perception.” The ancient tradition that the world will be consumed in fire at the end of … Continue reading

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Édouard Manet — clothed and unclothed

A post in the ongoing series Poetry in the Arts. Here are two contrasting paintings: by Bouguereau and by Édouard Manet. (Click to enlarge.) Nymphs and Satyr (1873) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau Dejeuner sur L’Herbe (1863) by Édouard Manet We think … Continue reading

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