Tag: painting

  • Maurits Cornelius Escher

    If your name was Maurits Cornelius Escher, you might go by the name M.C. Escher too. Of course, if you were him you would also be one of the most fascinating artists who ever lived. Born on this day in 1898 in the Netherlands, Escher’s mathematical precision and surrealistic visions set him apart from visual…

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  • The Summer of Love Experience: Visual Arts

    NOTE: This is the third installment in a six-part series on The Summer of Love, inspired by The Summer of Love Experience exhibit at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. We’ve been down this road before: an unhinged, paranoid president; wars built on lies; emboldened racists and misogynists blaring their hate through mass media into…

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  • Review: The Nicholas Roerich Museum

    “When humanity is possessed by the devils of malice and mutual destruction, every token of affirmativeness and mutual help is especially valuable.” Nicholas Roerich. On the north side of 107th Street, one building east of Riverside Park, stands the Nicholas Roerich Museum. The house is its own work of art. Paintings and artifacts decorate the…

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  • She Would Be You

      If I were to build a woman from my dreams she would be you But we both know that dreams aren’t real even when they do come true Dreams don’t have to obey laws like gravity or ticking time There’s no law I wouldn’t break when loving you becomes a crime Love is not…

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  • The Window

    I look out my windowTrying to believe what I’m seeing is realBut my heart says it’s not Things that die in the winterCome back in the spring The loves I try hardest to forgetCling to the deepest part of my heart Love laughs loudestat death

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