PAINTING/WRITING IN SPAIN

Spain is being talked up in my art workshop. A trip is planned in September to visit Madrid and Toledo. It will include a visit to the El Greco Museum and exploration of the works of El Greco that adorn so many sites in Toledo. The old Town is also a treasure of...

LA SAGRADA FAMILIA

Antonio Gaudi, unappreciated in his brief life as an architect. His genius gave life to an edifice in Barcelona, never before done . . . anywhere. We were witness to his genius in 2010. Construction of Sagrada Família commenced in 1882 and Gaudí became involved in...

GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE

The Gothic style, 1150-1500, originated in France and spread over the whole of western Europe. Gothic art and architecture were the spirit of piety, humility and asceticism, which was the fundamental teaching of the church during the Middle Ages. The style was to...

THE BRIDE AND THE BIKE

She was disembarking, but her gown was cumbersome. Charleston, South Carolina seems to have a most unique way to get a bride to the church. Somewhat less than elegant, the bride remained unruffled and finally got to walk into the place she would be joined with her...

THE DELIGHTS OF DESIGN: 17th CENTURY ENGLAND

Cromwell was not a hero, but he is known for his religious fanaticism and his influence that changed England from industrial and artistic growth to stagnation. Charles I, the King and Cromwell’s adversary, was tried and executed in 1649. The English civil war...

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