Tag Archives: art

Words and Pictures: a little daub will do you

08.06.2014

The power of art to provoke, transform and redeem is a story that never gets old. Occasionally, however, it can get a little creaky. “Words and Pictures” is a well-intentioned but clunky film about the eternal conflict between written and visual arts. Directed by Fred Schepisi, it pits the two disciplines–personnified by teachers Jack Marcus…

Worth a detour: “Mother Nurture” in Maryland

07.10.2013

Along with putting the people’s business on hold and the nation’s credit rating at risk, the government shutdown has closed the door on some of this town’s other, more appealing monuments—the museums and galleries that offer free entrée to the world’s greatest art. So how can the poor, tired and furloughed escape the bickering, name-calling…

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