January 8, 2010
'Masterpiece Classic: Return to Cranford' Where: KCET When: 9 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
October 20, 1991
Both sides of the controversy over the Walt Disney Concert Hall have, it seems to me, missed the point. Both the "architectural masterpiece" and the "pile of broken crockery" arguments are correct. It is a masterpiece precisely because it does look like a pile of broken crockery, because that very chaotic design of eccentric shapes is an accurate reflection of the chaotic disconnectedness of the society for which it was created. Yes, Disney Hall is ugly--but as a true delineation of the culture it represents, it does indeed meet the basic criterion of a "functional work of art."
July 11, 2008 |
Macedonian archaeologists say they have discovered a well-preserved statue of the goddess of love in the ruins of an ancient Roman city near Skopje, Macedonia. Archaeologist Marina Oncevska said Thursday that the 5-foot-6-inch-tall marble Venus is a masterpiece of ancient art executed in the late classical Greek tradition. It dates to the second or third century. She says archaeologists found it Tuesday in the ruins of Scupi on the northwest outskirts of Macedonia's capital. "The smoothness of the marble and the beauty of the statue give us the clue that this masterpiece came from one of the best artistic schools in the Mediterranean," Oncevska said.
March 22, 1992
The story on Paglia was an enlightening read, as is her book "Sexual Personae." Not since Simone de Beauvoir's "The Mandarins" has such a powerful, productive book come along. As an instructor in creative writing, I plan to place Paglia's masterpiece at the top of my required reading lists. DOUGLAS MUIR INSTRUCTOR/ CONSULTANT UCLA EXTENSION WRITING PROGRAM
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April 19, 1986 |
A masterpiece by Spanish painter Francisco Goya, titled the "Marquesa de Santa Cruz," which Spain said was illegally exported to Britain, was handed over to Madrid's Prado Museum on Friday after the government paid $6 million for it, museum officials said.
April 18, 1987 |
Hundreds of tourists lined up outside Milan's Santa Maria della Grazie church on Good Friday as Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "Last Supper" was reopened to the public on a restricted basis. The exhibit had been closed to the public for two months while officials studied ways of protecting the tempera painting from pollution.