Poetry

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Study of the Torso of a Male Nude Seen from the Back. Black chalk, with lead-white gouache highlights. Albertina, Vienna (123)

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, by David Rankin

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David Rankin visits the Michelangelo exhibition at The Met NY and asks “How do you look at and talk about a genius of this order, one so breathtakingly gifted?”

Byron Crop

Lord Byron – A Rock Star Poet in an Age of Extravagance

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The Regency era in England is all about romantics and revolutionaries, princes and a rock-star poet, architects & artists; an age of paradox where extremes met

Blake’s Mystical Vision

Blake’s Mystical Vision

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William Blake (1757-1827) expressed an ardent belief in the freedom of the imagination through his poetry and striking symbolic paintings. He rejected traditional composition and his ideas of perspective evoked an enigmatic otherworldliness. His poems reflect a uniquely personal mystical vision one in which imagination and reality become one. He…