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Edgar Degas @ 178

“Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.” Edgar Degas The art world is commemorating Edgar Degas’ 178th birthday. I have always wondered about our preoccupations with birthdays, because there are so many other days to celebrate.  Perhaps it speaks to beginnings, the prelude to being, or maybe it’s simply […]

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A Burning in Naples

“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance . . . and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.” Henry James (April 15, 1843 – February 28, 1916) Henry James may have died in the early part of the 1900’s but his ideas are alive and […]

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