First Person

Final Touch

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

Remembering Mirella Bentivoglio, who left a legacy of art and personal conversations.

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What If Our Ideal Is Shot With Rust?

Essay, First Person, Poetry, Visual Art

A poet wanders cultural Paris before and after a terror attack....

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Stepping, In Time

Dance, Essay, First Person

Gestures for manual labor become a dance and inspire reflection on optimization and ease....

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Heaven and Hell in Venice

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

Overwhelmed by history, a traveler connects to the present via Hieronymus Bosch.

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Object of Art

First Person, Visual Art

An art model returns the artist’s gaze. Privacy, nudity, and identity in the art studio ...

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The Art of Work

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

Who were the men of the Detroit Industry Murals? A writer finds connection in Diego Rivera’s depiction of Motor City....

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Stop and Stare

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

A painting takes a boy beyond his own experience and into his family’s history.

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The Space Between

Essay, First Person, Sculpture, Visual Art

A young man discovers the value of distance in matters of the heart. ...

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Interloper

Essay, First Person, Visual Art

Two paintings lead a tourist homeward, through a West that never was....

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