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Thursday, September 30 2010

‘Caravaggio’:  Van Gogh Meets the Three Musketeers

Caravaggio’s story encapsulates several social issues still vexing to us today: the separation of church and state, the role and rights of women, and how the male gaze can distort perceptions of such, and the ever-quixotic tendency for great artists to emotionally self-destruct, often abetted by those they threaten.


Sunday, July 1 2007

The Master of Light and Shadow

Rembrandt reaches into the dark spaces of his subject and exposes the subject's inner self, thereby confronting the viewer with the somewhat unsettling presence of another human being.


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