Tag Archives: Michelangelo

Il Bussolotto

Letizia Bonaparte (1749-1836) was Napoleon’s mother. She was born in Corsica when it was still a part of the Republic of Genova. At the age of 14, Letizia married 17 year old Carlo Bonaparte of Ajaccio. Bonaparte later joined the … Continue reading

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Spoils and Spolia

This blog originated with the theme “Make Art, Not Trash”—the intention being that of promoting the transformation of household trash into something both beautiful and useful. Part of my recycling experiments included the use of old clothes to make new … Continue reading

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Pietà

After her son’s crucifixion, the grieving Mary sorrowfully cradled her son. Her mourning was a common theme in religious art known as “Pietà”. The most famous “Pietà” is Michelangelo’s statue in St. Peter’s Basilica. For all those self-declared Christians who … Continue reading

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The Sacredness of Everyday Life

Every morning I sit on our terrace and just look at the plants and the bees and the butterflies that visit them. Save for the purrs of Volver, our cat, there is silence. The crisp air on my skin feels … Continue reading

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Have mercy on us all.

Soon it will be Easter, a celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection. For centuries artists have commemorated the event in their art. One such commemoration is that of Michelangelo’s “Pietà”. “Pietà”, which means “pity”, was a common theme in Christian … Continue reading

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