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Andrea del Verrocchio: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Masterful Teacher

“Verrocchio was one of the first major multidisciplinary masters,” says Andrew Butterfield, the curator of Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence⁠—the first-ever monographic...
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Leonardo da Vinci: Celebrating his genius, 500 years on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-NhwRYW3M4 He drew portraits for Italian dukes, painted for popes and died at the court of a French king. Leonardo da Vinci was an artist...
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Artistic Forms and Conceptions: Part II

Those with proficient traditional Chinese arts and crafts are respected as masters. Such masters passed down not only their craftsmanship but also methods to...
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Artistic Forms and Conceptions: Part I

Decades ago, it took a long time for information to spread or be recognized. Nowadays, people quickly absorb large amounts of information. Positive and...
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How an Artist Turned a Wall Into a Masterpiece

One of the most impressive examples of fresco art can be found at the church of Santa Felicita in Florence. The church was established in...
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The Art Hidden from Nazi bombs

By Holly Williams “Hide them in caves and cellars, but not one picture shall leave this island.” So declared Winston Churchill in 1940, determined that...
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A Conversation: Roger Scruton and Terry Eagleton

Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. He is a fellow...
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The Spiritual in Art

Born in London in 1960, Andrew Graham-Dixon is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English-speaking world. He...
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On Bach Rewriting His Own Music

"Our Bach didn't shy away from recycling music. How could he do such a thing? Well, for some reason during that period, it was...
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David Graves: Florence Academy of Art Graduation Speech (2016)

  Director David Graves of Florence Academy of the Arts gives a touching speech for the graduating class of 2016.
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David Graves: Florence Academy of Art Graduation Speech (2017)

https://vimeo.com/223724328 Director David Graves of Florence Academy of the Arts gives a touching speech for the graduating class of 2017.
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Nansheng Liu’s Inspirations

During the Chinese New Year of 1998, I returned to China and was lucky enough to engage in local celebration events and temple festivals...
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