Posts Tagged ‘art’

U.S. Gov’t Returns Stolen Art/Antiquities To Peru

14/07/2012

The United States government on Thursday returned to Peru 14 pre-Columbian and colonial art pieces that had been stolen or looted, according to Radio Programas. “These pieces of art that have been recovered are part of our cultural legacy as a nation but, of course, they belong to all of humanity,” said Harold Forsyth, Peru’s ambassador to Washington D.C.
The objects include nine Cusco-school religious paintings, from the 17th and 18th centuries, that came from Peru’s southern Cusco region, a whistling pot from the, Read the rest of this story…

Prajna, The Best Knowledge – Great Minds Think Differently

22/11/2008

Just another day at the office, living history on election day.  Talk about “Being The Change”. 

For a look into some really great minds, I like to explore the TED talks, a rich source of inspiration into the areas that make our world go ’round of Technology, Entertainment and Design, recorded every year in sunny, brainy California.  Check out this one by Austrian artist, Stefan Sagmeister.  Just hearing the name of the country reminds me of a slower, more peaceful, more connected to each other way of life.

And a moving story from brain researcher Jill Bolte – her remarkable account of observing the process of watching her brain shut down while having a stroke, and how the brain works…not for the squeamish!

And one of my favorites, a charismatic delivery about the power of classical music, Benjamin Zander, with other messages thrown in to challenge our perceptions of music’s connection to our humanity.