Ageless Beauty – Art, Architecture, Life Style
“My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.
The trade of creating Beauty is an honor to pursue and Ageless Beauty which withstands time and evolution is a gift to our world. Contemplating Beauty is as unique to each of us as is all its different forms and expressions. The focus of Ageless Beauty lies solely in the magnificent inspiration of the greatest achievement in architecture and the arts which I describe merely as Classical. It embraces all that has given us the ageless beauty that preceded our time and creates the backdrop for our ageless creations of beauty. Beauty feeds our spirit as well as our physical well being. It is the fuel for our passions, desires and creations.
Ageless Classical Beauty from the Past
Wallhogs Michelangelo Mural $127.99
There are three levels of Beauty:
- What God makes (nature)
- What human beings make from nature or what is transformed by human intelligence (art, for example)
- What makes even the maker of such things as us. I like to call this level the Divine Level, The Maker of us co-creating with us and we know it. “Divine Co-Creation” The third order of beauty forms not only the forms but the forms which form. We, are notable creators in matter with our own hands and imagination falling into the Third Order of Beauty.
High Renaissance Art by Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Divine Creation 1508-1512
One of the functions of the space was to serve as the gathering place for cardinals of the Catholic Church and to gather in order to elect a new pope. Even today, it is used for this purpose.
Bierstadt was part of the Hudson River School, not an institution but rather an informal group of like-minded painters and my personal favorite. The Hudson River School style involved carefully detailed paintings with romantic, almost glowing lighting, sometimes called luminism.
Erik Koeppel Is a traditional landscape painter who has become a leader in the revival of the techniques and philosophy of the Hudson River School. He believes that the powerful methods of the masters, are in fact an urgently needed voice in contemporary culture. In mastering these techniques, this assertion has been proven by the extensive success his work has found nationwide, in the form of awards, publications, academic recognition, exhibitions, and collectability. His paintings are created without the use of photography.
Beauty traditionally is included among the ultimate values of Goodness, Truth and Justice. A positive value which evokes emotion, appreciation and gives pleasure.
Rosecliff was built in 1902 by Theresa Fair Oelrichs, a silver mining heiress from Nevada. It was designed by the eminent architect Stanford White and it imitated the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles. The architectural style is Baroque and Baroque Revival. It is a prime example of Newport’s Gilded Age mansions and is open to the public as a historic house. Rosecliff has been used as a setting for a number of movies, including “The Great Gatsby,” “True Lies,” “Amistad,” and “27 Dresses.”
Pietro Bossi – Scagliola Master craftsman created his lasting legacy known as “Bossi-inlay” antique chimneypieces. A Neo-Classical style similar to those of Robert Adam cemented his reputation as one of the all-time greats of Baroque fireplaces. I did a blog focused entirely on the Art of Scagliola here.
It was after thirty-six years of collaborating with European ateliers and painstakingly developing worldwide resources that founders Fari and Melinda Pakzad launched Ebanista, a superlative collection of extraordinary furnishings and objets d’art. “It’s hard to tell what is an antique and what’s not, and that’s precisely the point,” says Melinda. Ebanista’s ceramicists, weavers, foundry men, guilders, silversmiths, artists, and furniture makers – once known throughout Europe as ebanistas – assure the elegance of old world charm with modern sensibility.