Tag Archives: Venus

The Tears of Things

The boldness of the sun forced me out of bed. Spring was finally here and the air was so tart it pinched me into action. Today was the day of pulizie di primavera  (spring cleaning) and I decided to start … Continue reading

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The Age of Decadence

Above are two statues from the Archaic period. The evolution from Archaic to the Classical was aided by the concept of contrapposto where the figure, instead of dividing its weight equally on both legs, has most of its weight only … Continue reading

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