Tag Archives: Cleveland Museum of Art

“Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then I would fly away, and be at rest.” by Frederick Leighton

I have a strong affinity with a painting. I saw this for the first time on a terrible day at school.  It was in the tenth grade, when my parents’ marriage was ending.  This picture shows King David, after the … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Life of the Buddha

This is from Pakistan.  It’s so funny to remember that during the lifetime of the Buddha, the borders between India, Pakistan, and Nepal didn’t exist.  This is at the Cleveland Museum of Art, of course.

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Ritual Bell, Goryeo Dynasty 1200’s

I love this bell.  It reminds me of the large bell I saw in Gyeongju when I was in South Korea.

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Icon of the Mother of God and the Infant Christ by Angelos Akotantos

Angelos Akotantos was a Byzantine Cretan icon painter who lived in the 15th century.  According to tradition, icons are not painted; they are written.  I remember seeing an article about the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia after the fall of … Continue reading

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Adoration of the Shepherds by Hans Leonhard Schaufelein

This isn’t a great picture, but it’s from the Cleveland Museum of Art.  This is a German Renaissance painting.  Very different feeling from Italian Renaissance.   Merry Christmas everyone!

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Seated Buddha, Qi Dynasty

This is a rare type of seated Buddha from the Northern Qi dynasty in China. The pedastal actuallly dates from slightly later Tang dynasty. The Cleveland Museum of Art has an extensive collection of Asian art.

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Matrix Series: Catenary Ellipsoid by Brent Kee Young

This is an American born artist with an interest in geometry and calculus.  He wanted to know if form can be defined only by light and line. What do you think?  Does he succeed? This can be found at the … Continue reading

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