Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts —the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art. Not one of these books can be understood unless we read the two others; but of the three the only quite trustworthy one is the last. JOHN RUSKIN, St. Mark’s Rest: The History of Venice Continue reading Why even care about Art?
Some Brits ask: “How can you own something that was made back in the 5th century BC?” Some Greeks say: “Greek people want them back!” Is it that hard to comprehend that they’re all missing the point? It is not the Greek State that owns them. It’s the Parthenon and the city of Athens that ‘want them back’. Both sides have to see this in … Continue reading There and back again. A Marbles’ controversy