When you live in a city like Florence, it is easy to pass by and ignore the obvious treasures, the ones turned permanent tenants in one’s consciousness and seem to no longer require dusting, just because we know ‘they will always be there’.
Well, this morning, together with our art history teacher, we’ve visited the Bargello.
David Donatello 1440, Museo del Bargello, Firenze
Here are some sketches from this visit. Do not miss the Bargello! It holds some very important keys to the understanding of the renaissance, why it started off in Florence at the time it did. The greatness of Brunelleschi, Donatello, Michelangelo and the path he opened for the great artists who followed in their footsteps.
David Donatello 1409, Museo del Bargello, Firenze
San Giorgio di Donatello 1416, Museo del Bargello, Firenze
Museo di Nazionale del Bargello di Firenze
Brunelleschi vs. Ghiberti
This coming Monday is Holocaust Remembrance Day In Israel.
The phantom of this dark chapter in the history of humanity keeps on it presence in the lives of millions of people across generations and nations.
Above, is my mindscape of its presence in Israel.
This one’s just in. click HERE for my full Q&A with American illustration.
American Illustration Q&A Izhar Cohen
Grit is defined as “perseverance and passion for long-term goals”. This illustration was made for an article in Calcalist. The topic has been discussed at length amongst our friends. At the end of the day, it has been agreed: Grit is more important.
Intelligence might at times, represent an obstacle on the way to success. Intelligent people tend to ask questions and verify the level of risk they might be facing. Driven people with a lesser tendency of consulting their minds in calculating risks, might achieve more by not being confused by facts, while staying focused on achieving their goal.
It might be that intelligence, is overrated…
GRIT-Intelligence might be overrated
Last week I had the great pleasure of hanging (with the help of some able people) three beautifully printed drawings of mine which I’ve branded my: Urban triptych.
The prints are situated on the 24th floor of a brand new skyscraper in Tel Aviv, welcoming those arriving in the offices of IBM’s R&D labs in Tel Aviv.
The cityscape is reflected in the glossy perspex finish of the prints, which make for an unexpected and surprising dialogue with the prints’ subject matter – Tel Aviv.
Charlie Sheen and the danger of false cures
By Michael Shermer, Scientific Americanon, July 1, 2016
When basketball legend Magic Johnson announced in 1991 that he had tested positive for HIV, it was a death sentence, and he promptly retired from the Los Angeles Lakers. Fans mourned his coming demise, but to everyone’s astonishment, Magic’s life continued in relative normalcy. A quarter of a century later he is an active entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist and advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention.
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