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November 21, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

stockingsutff"Ars longa, vita brevis" is a Latin translation of a quote commonly attributed to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates.

In English it would be, "Art is long, life is short."

And since we are still celebrating the masters and their work decades, even centuries after their death, I think that aphorism holds very true.


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QUOTE: "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

HINT: (1915-1968), was an American Catholic writer and mystic.
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Roman statues were often made with heads that could be removed and replaced with other heads.


A pieta is any representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Christ, not just the famous one by Michelangelo.


Rembrandt was his first name; his last name was van Rijn.


Henri Rousseau, famous for his exotic jungle scenes, never left Paris. He would go to the park, lie down among the grass and weeds, and sketch the plants hundreds of times their size.


Matisse coined the term cubism in 1908 as an insult to another painter's work.


It took Leonardo da Vinci about five years to paint the Mona Lisa. X-rays of the famous painting show that there are three different versions underneath.

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QUOTE: "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

ANSWER: Thomas Merton.