Caspar David Friedrich was an early nineteenth century artist known for his landscapes. He became an icon of the German romantic movement at a time when art generally reflected a disdain for materialism and reached for a deeper meaning beyond the obvious. For Friedrich...
A vintage dance video reminded me of a friend today. She is an artist and a dancer, so I shared it with her on social media. We have known each other a long time and discovered along the way that we share a similar core beliefs system and creative yearnings. After the...
Come Muse, O Muse, so often scorned by me,
The hope of sorrow and the balm of care,--
Give to me speech and song, that I may be
Unchid by grief; grant me such graces rare
As other ministering souls may never see
Who boast thy laurel, and thy myrtle wear.
I know no joy...
A great song, poem, painting, movie, etc., conveys a feeling that transcends time. Even though the inspiration could be based on current events, a work of lasting importance will strike a nerve years later, or evoke feelings in people for different reasons.