Tag: art

FOR THE LOVE OF CARMEN

In a letter dated October 1866, French composer Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) went straight to the point of opera: ‘As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.’

THE PLUCK OF THE IRISH

It is a bit late to be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day but such is the Irish presence on the world stage it seems every day is an occasion for an Irish celebration. Despite being one of the world’s smallest nations the Irish presence punches well above its weight.

The pillaging of the Reich appears Unstoppable

Two great bronze horses sculpted by Josef Thorak for Adolf Hitler’s New Reich Chancellery that were abandoned on a Soviet military base in East Germany will become American-German government property after a legal settlement with the collector who acquired them, according to the German culture ministry.

This is not the Alain Delon that I imagined

The great French artistes, actors, chanteuse like Mireille Matthieu, the iconic Brigitte Bardot, and international actor and heartthrob have put at risk their careers by openly promoting their patriotic anti-migrant stance. Alain Delon has always supported Le Pen’s National Front especially when it was created by Marine le Pen’s war hero father.

SECRETS OF THE MARBLE VEIL

Originally posted on Europe Renaissance:
Looking at the sculptures, covered with the thinnest marble veil, one ponders: How to sculpt the thinnest, transparent fabric from a block of solid stone? A truly divine gift of brilliant artists and sculptors allows you to convey in stone the tenderness and…