A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte.
Art / essay

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte.

A Brief Look at Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte:   Art Elements The various elements of this painting form carefully balanced verticals all across the canvas, repeated with the trunks of trees and the rather stiff figures. Partly responsible for the sedate atmosphere, these verticals support the verdant background, … Continue reading

Samuel Barber’s Adagio
Art / Music

Samuel Barber’s Adagio

Among the greatest works of sophisticated music, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings ranks among the prized gems of human creation. Intensely moving, surprisingly ordered and logical, this work of art reaches beyond ordinary entertainment or intellectual satisfaction to a deep emotional level. Rather than simply relate the history and facts about the Adagio, I will … Continue reading