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“One looks, looks long, and the world comes in.”

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“One looks, looks long, and the world comes in.”

-– Joseph Campbell, author

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“he erased the distinctions between art and ideas, putting a positive, endgame value on long-term exploring over short-term arriving”

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“Leonardo’s great accomplishment was that he erased the distinctions between art and ideas, putting a positive, endgame value on long-term exploring over short-term arriving”

, art critic for the New York Times. Thoughts about the Louvre retrospective of Leonardo da Vinci and honoring the 500th anniversary of his death.


PARIS — To judge by the marketing hullabaloo, the Leonardo da Vinci retrospective that opens here Thursday at the Louvre should be the visual equivalent of a 21-gun salute and a trumpet-and-trombone choir. Blockbuster’s plastered all over it, and rightly so. Timed-ticket sales for its one-stop run are moving right along.

But the marvelous show you actually see, honoring the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, is, tonally, some other thing: quieter, slower, better. It’s a succession of major painterly melodies set among ink-drawn pre-echoes and reverbs. It’s a confluence of presences and absences — art that’s there and some…

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“Establish enigmas, not explanations.”

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“Establish enigmas, not explanations.”

Robert Smithson, land artist

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“Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.”

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“Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.”

Arthur Koestler, author

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“You were placed on this earth to create, not to compete.”

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“You were placed on this earth to create, not to compete.”

Robert Anthony, author


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“To be ones self and unafraid whether right or wrong is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.”

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“To be ones self and unafraid whether right or wrong is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.”

Irving Wallace, author


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“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake”

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“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake”

Wallace Stevens  , poet, “Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction”, 1942.

Featured image: Eberhard Grossgasteiger


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