Why even care about Art?

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:Continue reading “Why even care about Art?”

There and back again. A Marbles’ controversy

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 thatContinue reading “There and back again. A Marbles’ controversy”