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When I was a student in Italy, a friend of mine once wanted to tell his host family that he liked the bread because it was made “without preservatives.” Not knowing the Italian for “preservative,” he took what seemed like … Continue reading
Bronze portrait: Nigeria, 15th Century; photo from this post on Where’s Malko.
Donald Lipski: U-90-45 (1990)
Michael Heizer’s City is a massive artwork located in the Nevada desert; when complete, it will be one of the largest sculptures in the history of the world. Heizer began the work in 1972 and it will open to the … Continue reading
Two-headed goddess figure from Kültepe, Turkey (c. 2000 BC)
Thomas Doyle: Surface to Air (2011)
Robert Graham: Monument to Joe Louis in Detroit, Michigan (1986) Louis—whose family moved to Detroit in 1926—was the world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949 and one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. He is considered the first … Continue reading
Hermes Kriophoros – Roman copy of 5th century BC Greek original “Kriophoros” is Greek for “ram-bearer.” The epithet became associated with the god Hermes in connection with a story from the city of Tanagra, here retold by the traveler and … Continue reading
The Mogao Caves, carved into cliffs near the town of Dunhuang in northwest China, date from the 4th to the 14th century AD and lay along the ancient trade route known as the Silk Road. There are about 500 of them, … Continue reading