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I am no big fan of labels or definitions. As a Human Being based in New York, I hope that by scrolling through this site you can feel a sincere passion for sharing. My interests evolve with time but the passion for learning and understanding the world is a constant. I am no writer, no designer, no (fill in the blank), all of this makes it hard with SEO keywords. I didn't make a career in art even though I believed it in it at age 18 when I took that path. I reflect a lot, I journal (Ink on paper), I write, I share, I archive...Basically I am trying to grow and become a better person with the time I have. I am an avid learner, with childlike curiosity, what it means is that I ask questions, a lot of them...and I try to answers them myself or by asking others. Imagination, Creativity, Inspiration is my fuel.
Can Art Preserve its Meaning Without Beauty?
I believe that art should convey traditional values, and positive ideals such as harmony, compassion, and righteousness.
Art Blog: Etherealism Express 
I will focus on Art History and Traditional Techniques. As a former art student in France, I could access all the art museums I wanted for free, including the Louvre. And of course, as a young adult, I didn't appreciate it enough at the time. When I moved to New York City, I got myself a membership of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Needless to say that again, I barely used it throughout the years. But everything changed post pandemic. Not being able to go to the movies, see performing arts or art in museums was much more frustrating than I expected. In 2022, I decided to go full in and "catch up" by making it into a "wellness project" for myself. The result so far: museum visites several times a month, immense creativity boost and healing, quite frankly.
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The Italian Oil Painting Process: Titian’s Approach

An exploration of how the Venetian master Titian pioneered a new "modern way" of oil painting, departing from Flemish traditions. Titian's groundbreaking techniques are unpacked, from canvas preparations to layering processes, showcasing how his …
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May 16, 2024
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Mongol Empire: Cultivating Artistic Renaissance Across Realms

The Mongol Empire, often overlooked for its literature and fine art, harbors a hidden treasure—its role in nurturing the creative spirit of diverse cultures. Join me on a journey to uncover how the Mongol …
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March 28, 2024
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Rosa Bonheur: Artistic Autonomy Through Realistic Painting

Rosa Bonheur, born in 1822, stands out as an unconventional force in the art world of the 19th century, surpassing even Monet and Renoir in popularity. This French artist's international career, largely forgotten after …
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January 24, 2024
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Unveiling Masterpieces: NYC’s Exuberant Realism!

This exclusive preview at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan transports you into a realm of traditional oil painting mastery.
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January 12, 2024
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Unlocking the Enigma of a Viking Sword: The Legacy of Hartolfr

Step into the past with a Viking sword from 800-900 AD on view at the MET. On loan from Laird R. Landmann and Kathleen E. Kinney, this sword by Hartolfr stands as a testament …
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November 8, 2023
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How an Early Childhood Museum Experience Shaped My Life: Exploring the Egyptian Museum of Cairo

Embark on a transformative journey through early childhood museum visits. Explore Egypt's captivating artifacts and uncover the power of art and creativity. Rediscover the awe-inspiring wonders that shaped a lifelong passion.
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May 3, 2023
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Origins of Oil Painting: More Ancient and Beyond the West

Researchers uncover something new everyday, you might have missed this major discovery from fourteen years ago.
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March 22, 2023
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Chinese Scholar’s Rock in the Form of a Fantastic Mountain 

During the Qing dynasty, the appreciation of Gongshi reached its peak. Scholars and artists alike sought after the most magnificent stones to showcase in their homes and gardens. These stones have inspired China’s poets …
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March 5, 2023
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Ancient Greek Bronze Veiled in Mystery

During Hellenistic times, the medium of bronze helped reach new levels of sophistication. Much detailed elements of the human form translated in this metal. Expression of the body such as our dancer here. But …
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February 26, 2023
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Diadumenus, “He Who Attaches” a Band around His Forehead

Master of classical Greek art, Polykleitos, revered the human figure. He created a method (the Canon) where a detailed system of mathematical calculation was to be used in order to sculpt the most perfect …
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January 4, 2023

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across time and cultures in order to connect all people to creativity, knowledge, ideas, and one another.