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Tag: art

7 Mar

Montevideo, Again

I don’t usually reprint other people’s articles, and I rarely write about the same place more than once.  Montevideo, however, is...

25 Feb

Meditations #20

Vineyards are lovely. Their tailored uniformity belies the startling individuality of their grape. And today, in valleys as far-flung as Calchaqui...

9 Feb

Playa Vik Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Sister property to the ranch-like Estancia Vik, Playa Vik opened in 2010 in the oceanfront resort town of José Ignacio, Uruguay, a calmer alternative...

6 Feb

Meditations #19

A glimpse of irresistible Paris, through the window, through the mind’s eye. Architecture first, then art, food, light next.It is often...

23 Jan

Doha’s Pearl: Museum of Islamic Art

I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art is one of the most stunning installations I have ever seen.  Shadow and light, surrounded by water, and...

17 Nov

MAD Goes African

The Museum of Arts and Design has opened its Global Africa Project, a blockbuster show of African and African-inspired art and craftwork.  Many...

27 Aug

Paper Art

It’s interesting how some great talents are born in the stillness of a moment rather than in the heaving passions we often hear about....

16 Jul

Janete Zamboni

One of the pleasures of living in a city like New York is the wealth of creativity and creative venues at ones fingertips.  Poking around the...

25 Apr

Banksy: Exit Through The Gift Shop

  Banksy is well-known to most everyone at this stage, having entertained, and I would daresay educated, urban citizens around the world...

16 Jan

To Haiti With Love

I have never been to Haiti although it is a country I have wanted to visit since a very close friendship, forged at Columbia University, introduced...

19 Dec

Pomegranate Puzzles

I have spent the morning studying the Tibetan Wheel of Life, all thousand pieces that make up Pomegranate’s intricate mandala.  If I...

27 Oct

Cape Town Craft, Design and Art

I spent yesterday in the company of a most interesting Capetonian woman whose knowledge of her city’s history, architecture, food and art...

24 Oct

San Rock Art

I love rock art because it is so emotionally intimate and intense.  Looking at the elephant, perfectly rendered with black manganese or the...

27 Sep

Meditations on Travel #2

Man’s heavy footprint has scarred much of this earth. His hand, though, with tapering fingers and opposable thumb, coupled with a brain...

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