ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone

“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse Henri Matisse fondly called them “my two Baltimore ladies.”  Etta and Claribel Cone were captivated by Henri Matisse.    No one could match their enthusiasm, which was underscored by the monetary means provided by the Cone brothers:  Moses and Ceasar. The Cone brothers had a knack for generating wealth, a talent […]

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ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone

Imagine going back to the early 1900’s, touring Italy with Gertrude Stein and her friends Claribel and Etta Cone.  The days would be filled with poetry, art, food, wine and the sun drenched walks in the countryside.   Dressed in their Victorian garments – black dresses with Belgian lace-collars that framed ornate pins, they would have […]

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Terracotta Warriors: Reverence

Qin Shi Huang spared no expense at creating his final resting place. He called upon approximately 700,000 workers from the far reaches of all his provinces.  Their task was to construct a subterranean city within a gigantic mound to replicate a scale model of Qin Shi Huang’s palace, his empire and the world. The workers […]

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Terracotta Warriors: The Guardian of the Dragon

The Guardian of the Dragon is a General with the strength, courage and loyalty to his Dragon. His task is protection; until his dying breath he will defend against all enemies. In Chinese art, dragons are characteristically depicted as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. In yin and yang, a dragon is yang which harmonizes with a yin fenghuang, the “Chinese phoenix.” […]

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Terracotta Warriors: The Utopian

I was delighted to meet the Terracotta Warrior that defended the entrance of Richmond Centre – The Utopian.  The magnificent artistry was the work of my friend, Wilfred Limvalencia, who you first met when I introduced The Golden Warrior. I will let Wilfred’s words speak for The Utopian: “Strength, courage, honour, loyalty and skills are […]

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