The Faces of Vincent van Gogh

By Kerry Lee “I have moments when I am twisted with enthusiasm or madness or prophecy, like a Greek Oracle […]

The Magic of Moleskine

By Kelsey A. Liebenson-Morse “To lose a passport was the least of one’s worries. To lose a notebook was a […]

Following Caravaggio through Rome

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, called Caravaggio for the name of the small town in northern Italy where he grew up, was known for his disdainful perspective of the conventions of his art.

Van Gogh & The Dead in Arles, France

It’s late October, but the sun beats down on my bare head with the ferocity of an August heat wave. I stand at the entrance of Les Alyscamps, Elisii Campi, the Elysian Fields. It is the final resting place of Roman dead in Arles in the South of France. A cloying floral scent weighs heavily in my throat, the scent of thousands of funerals over thousands of years. Tall straight trees line the walkway like sentinels. Or prison bars. I’m alone at the gates to the great necropolis and I’m in the open air, but still I feel suffocated.

The Story of Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf has always had a cult following. A voice like hers comes along perhaps once in a century. Her sad and valiant life story steals hearts.