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

Electric Nights

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Approaching the middle of the 19th century cities were introduced to gas lighting. It was brighter than all previous lamp lights. Cities could further develop their night life, invent a new style and identity. As the 20th Century approached Electric … 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