The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, reigns majestically above and continues to inspire original thinkers in democracy, philosophy, the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. Each marble piece defying scientific expectations has over the centuries commanded respect. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, who reigned with strength and peacefulness, the Acropolis symbolically represents the possibilities within humanity … Continue reading
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A Statesman and Art at the Acropolis
A new epoch of public diplomacy is revealed as United States Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic (Greece) David D. Pearce illustrates the Acropolis in bold watercolor strokes of color and shares them over social media. Continue reading
The Wisdom of the Gods
The Wisdom of the Gods video was presented at the Colloquy 2013 the Parthenon an Icon of Global Citizenship in Sydney, Australia. The story of the Acropolis is a masterpiece about life, showing that we are always seeking higher knowledge and wisdom and the ever present challenges. It also reveals the dynamic that when we … Continue reading
Imagine if Art Could Talk: Purview: Her View, Eyewitness to History by Dennis Menos
Imagine if art could talk.
With the depth and insights of a wise elder, Dennis Menos gives voice to Karyatis, the lone Caryatid statute standing quietly in the British Musuem to Sophie, an art student in his latest book, Purview: Her View, Eye Witness to History. Continue reading
Magic of Art with Paige Dansinger
A simple Twitter message arrived from Elizabeth Rynecki on a Tuesday evening at 6:26 p.m., far too busy to really explore, and, I clicked anyway.
“Love the ideas behind @museumpaige work. @keridouglas I think you’d like this! soovac.org/index.php/show…
My curiosity was ignited. I opened the link for the gallery show announcement, Harmony in Red_Paige Dansinger at SooLOCAL, August 16 – September 15, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paige Dansinger, is an artist, art historian, museum and tech genius who co-developed the DrawArt.MuseumPaige.com app.
A bold, red, curvacious odalisque reclining with an energy and power of sensuality with a sense of daring.
Does Slime Mold Hold the Secrets to the Power of Social Media
“The origins of life is at the edge of order and chaos.” Dr. Joseph Cambry
First the butterfly theory of chaos, now slime mold? Perhaps, the unexpected and inconspicuous slime mold explains connectivity in nature as well as in human nature as seen through the power of social media.
Athena Rises: Social Media & the Campaign to Reunify the Parthenon Sculptures
The Acropolis invokes the power of Athena, the goddess of war, wisdom, law and justice, science and art. A monument that universally represents cultural heritage and democracy. At it’s most vulnerable moment and on a scale never before seen, the temples of the Acropolis experienced shocking destruction and brazen theft, casting a shadow that waits to be lifted when justice is delivered.
Yet, perhaps, with patience, calculations and tactics that would even make Sun Tzu blush and bow in honor, the warrior spirit of Athena rises again. This time, Athena wields a just swift sword in the form of social media. Continue reading
Returnism: Greek Parthenon Marbles and Banksy Graffiti? (Part 3)
Are the Brits confused? What a curious gathering of passionate art collectors in Britain today. Imagine the dignified antiquity collectors in the same room as those just as passionate to own – graffiti. Continue reading
Returnism: A Modern Day Tale of Greed, Art, Monuments and Justice (Part 1)
Delicious irony when Greek mythology filled with gods for love, wine and harvest is trumped by Biblical parables on theft, sibling rivalry and coveting someone else’s property. Only the absurd can be told in an imaginary tale of a king, his sons and their choices in art. Continue reading