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Articles with keyword "poetry"

The Great Mosque of Cordoba

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Thieves of Pleasure

A vicious fraternal war rewards Alfonso VI with the artistic and poetic treasures of al-Andalus.

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Recluse At Court

From a chapter on art in the Yuan Dynasty, written by James Cahill in the NEH-supported 1997 reference work Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting (Yale University Press).

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A Poet’s Inner Eye

A literary scholar looks for Elizabeth Bishop in the fishing waters of Florida.

Portrait of Mary St. John Hutchinson

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British Modernism’s Many Manners

The Bloomsbury group broke ties with Victorian ideals and reimagined British art.

The Death of James Lee Byars, 1982/1994

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Outside the Frame

How Asia changed the course of American art.

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What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Linking Verse across Adjoining Rooms, detail

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Sister Poets

In China they were called cainü.

Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson, Gardener

In her own time she was better known for her hydrangeas.

Man reading poetry aloud

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Poetry Speaks

From Victorian times to the present, the accent has shifted from elocution to oral interpretation

Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907

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Why Paris?

Two neighborhoods—Montmartre and Montparnasse—helped shape Picasso and a generation of innovators.