Tag Archives: Memory

Robert Burt, Artist of Mystery, Adventure and Joy

The subjects of Robert Burt’s paintings are almost entirely found through his experiences in the Desert Southwest of the United States and northern Mexico.  Although I had become aware of his art over the course of the past several years through gallery event … Continue reading

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Venice: Its Cemeteries

Why write about cemeteries?  In addition to being an historical, integral and necessary part of an island city that did not have adjacent land areas for that function, long “closed” cemeteries embedded in the urban fabric have left open spaces that give relief to the … Continue reading

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Gary Ernest Smith – Artist of Two Landscapes

We were privileged to view the extraordinary work of artist Gary Ernest Smith and converse with him at length at his “one man show” at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming a few months ago. We spent considerable time observing the great collection of … Continue reading

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Venice Impressions

A few, incomplete, unranked, unordered impressions that I noted in my Moleskine journal when leaving Venice in early October, 2011, a task like attempting to sketch falling leaves in Autumn.  Ah, the delight of the work their consideration portends! I would love … Continue reading

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“Tough Art” for Society’s Collective Memory

“Old News” (“Starie Novosti”) is a collateral event of the 2011 Venice Biennale, the International Exposition of Art, created and installed by artist Anastasia Khoroshilova, sponsored by the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, exhibited from June through November, 2011. The installation was … Continue reading

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“Any-Medium-Whatever” – Art of the Human Condition

Artist Tamara Kvesitadze represented the Republic of Georgia at the 54th International Exposition of Art in Venice, Italy (The Biennale) this summer. Trained as an architect yet concentrating primarily on sculptures that use intricate mechanical workings to articulate pliable surfaces, … Continue reading

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What You Do and How You Do It

A Not-So-Modest Proposal   GOAL:  ALL aspects of who we are and what we do (ALL aspects) shall CLEARLY and CONFIDENTLY identify, define, articulate, incorporate, integrate, demonstrate and advocate: Unwavering adherence to the highest morals, ethics, principles and conduct standards; … Continue reading

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Ghost Towns of the Lagoon

Several excellent in-depth research studies shine forth from among the endless number of biased opinions base upon dismissal of centuries-old first person reports about the history of small islands and now-abandoned islands in the Venetian Lagoon.  The labor-intensive good works begins without “pre-suppositions looking for conforming data”, … Continue reading

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Venice – Fire Amidst the Waters

“The Great Fire” of 1105, “The Rialto Fire” of 1514, “The Arsenale Fire” of 1569 were all monumental, widespread fires that each destroyed a large area of Venice.  Other conflagrations may have been as terrible more locally, but records probably went … Continue reading

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Venice – “Z” is for Zani-

The utilization of the Venetian dialect and simple local vernacular, to refer to many place names, and by extension historical names or events, in Venice is confusing to most non-Venetians who often hear or read about two or more different … Continue reading

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