In the Birth of Tragedy Nietzsche came up with the two opposing art concepts of the Apollonian and the Dionysian.
The ancient Greek painter Zeuxis lived an unconventional life and sufffered an equally unconventional death; he died from laughter. The story is simple. Zeuxis excelled in the art of imitating … Continue reading Death from Laughter: Rembrandt and Zeuxis
An unlikely argument in favour of social distancing comes from one of Rome’s greatest scholars, Marcus Terrentius Varo (116 BCE- 27 CE) in the second volume of his book ‘On … Continue reading A Roman lesson on the Corona-virus
On the way back from his quest for Medusa’s head, Perseus passed from an Ethiopian Kingdom where he saved princess Andromeda from the terrible sea-monster called Keto. The monster was … Continue reading Four Paintings of Perseus turning Phineus and his Followers into Stone