DaVinci’s Painting Principles

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In the notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci  Leonardo presents the essential elements of painting. He uses principles of contrast to illustrate these elements. Ancient Romans gave us their ideas on this subject just as 1000 years ago Sung Dynasty Chinese painters … Continued

Ancient Sacred Spaces

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One of the most intriguing spaces of my childhood was the interior of the First Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. It was standard gothic, soaring arches, a long narrow nave with tall stained glass windows anchored above the altar. It … Continued

Luring Fish

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The sharp tug of small bluegill as it dramatically bent my young fiberglass pole brought me to look into the water. I was 10. I had to see the mighty fish who tugged so hard.  As I looked I caught … Continued