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Notre Dame is Burning, Spire Collapses, All is Not Lost – It Never Was – Notre Dame Has Always Survived.

Notre Dame is Burning April 16, 2019 April 15, 2019. Hundreds of videos, and pictures document the horror of the fire at Notre Dame, Paris. April 15, 2019. “French officials say it appears the facades and bell towers and flying buttresses and much of the rest of the building’s general structure have been saved.” Numerous […]

Solzhenitsyn Honored in Moscow. Son to Conduct “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” Opera

Alexander Solzhenitsyn Centenary  Celebrated in Moscow “Alexander Solzhenitsyn was exiled from the Soviet Union in the 1970s following the publication of the “Gulag Archipelago“, a major expose of the country’s labour camps. He and his family spent most of a two-decade exile in Cavendish, a small town in the US state of Vermont. He returned […]

Is Copying Art Always Considered Plagiarism?

French Court Finds Jeff Koons Guilty of Plagiarism “A French court found Jeff Koons guilty of plagiarism [in November], ordering the artist, his studio (Jeff Koons LLC), and the Centre Pompidou—which hosted his traveling retrospective in 2014–2015—to pay French advertising executive Franck Davidovici €135,000 ($154,000). The case revolved around Koons’s 1988 ceramic sculpture Fait d’Hiver, […]

Oldest Human Art – 73,000 Years Ago. World’s Oldest Art – 430,000 Years Ago. What Does This Mean For Art and What Does IT Mean For “US”?

Who are “We”? “What is “Art”?
Popular wisdom believes that Abstract Art is one of the highest forms of cognition, and that “Art” was created by us, Homo sapiens 73,000 years ago. Yet, the evidence shows that abstract cognition, and abstract art existed 430,000 years ago…

The Only Copy of “Beowulf,” Might Have Disappeared into the Mists of History

July 4, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday BEOWULF “Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norm   an Conquest. More than 3,000 lines long, Beowulf relates the exploits of its eponymous hero, and his successive battles with a monster named […]

Through the Louvre Lens

May 23, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Louvre Lens While it may well be said that all art is viewed through the “lens” of the Louvre, this post is about the Louvre Museum in Lens in northern France.  Lens is a former coal mining town that has suffered d greatly […]

Islamic Art in Spain – The Alhambra

April 4, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Islamic Art in Spain This post is the second in a series through 2018 on Islamic Art in Spain. The topic and the output is so vast that even if all the posts in 2018 were devoted to it, it still would not […]