The resurrection of William Blake's illustrations on Dante's Divine Comedy

Just like a comet, a collection of William Blake’s art appears all too rarely in Melbourne. It has been 15 years since the National Gallery of Victoria last exhibited what is often labelled the ”visionary art” of Blake. Yet its group of The Divine Comedy watercolours is among the world’s finest collections. Curator Cathy Leahy explains that watercolour is a ”fugitive” material. Too much exposure to light can fade the works, so for much of the past century, the Blakes have been kept covered in a gallery storeroom. In an exhibition that opened yesterday, they will glow again – the ethereal reds and blues of angels and saints, Dante and Beatrice, all aflame in the extremes of Blake’s imagination. Advertisement The gallery holds 36 of the 102 watercolours Blake painted to illustrate Dante Alighieri’s poem. They were bought in 1918. The story of how the works came to our far-flung Commonwealth outpost is almost as dramatic as the art itself. In the 1800s, the painter John Linnell befriended and secured commissions for Blake, while also building his own large collection. ”It stayed intact right through until it came on the market in 1918 in London,” says Leahy. ”We had the Felton adviser in London who at that time was Robbie Ross, a great friend of Oscar Wilde, and executor of his estate. ”He contacted the NGV and said, ‘There’s a marvellous opportunity. It won’t come up again. It’s the Linnell collection.’ ”


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AL SHARPTON WORKS THE PHONES FOR OBAMACARE PRESIDENT OBAMA NEEDS 7 MILLION PEOPLE TO SIGN UP FOR OBAMACARE BY MARCH 31. WITH THE GET COVERED CAMPAIGN CELEBRITIES SUCH AS NIA LONG, KERRY WASHINGTON, MA… By: nowimherestudio

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The true story of a World War II ‘Monuments Man’ | Fox News

DALLAS As part of an Allied mission tasked with saving works of art during World War II, a homesick James Rorimer told his wife in a December 1944 letter from liberated Paris that he was working hard but worried about how much he was achieving. “But I’m here to save works of art and that is what really matters,” he wrote. Rorimer, then 39 and a curator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, went on to carry out his mission successfully, helping to discover where works of art looted by the Nazis were tucked away across Europe. He was a leading figure in a group of 350 men and women from Allied countries attached to the U.S. Army’s Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section. In the new movie “The Monuments Men,” Matt Damon portrays a character inspired by the real-life Rorimer, who died in 1966 at age 60. “He was fighting for the art,” said daughter Anne Rorimer. His contributions included helping discover works of art looted from German museums that were stored in Germany’s Heilbronn mines and helping to establish the Munich Collecting Point where works were received, processed and then restituted after the war. The Monuments Men included architects, artists, curators and museum directors. The Harvard-educated Rorimer went on to become director of the Metropolitan Museum after the war. Robert Edsel, the Dallas-based author who wrote the book the movie is based on, said Rorimer was “always a whirlwind of activity.” One of Rorimer’s major feats was gaining the trust of Rose Valland, the French art expert who had been allowed to stay behind at Paris’ Jeu de Paume after the Nazis made it the base for their looting operation. Valland, who unbeknownst to the Nazis spoke German, managed to keep track of where the works most stolen from Jewish families in France were being sent. But Valland, who inspired the character played by Cate Blanchett, was not going to easily give up her information. Living in Nazi-occupied Paris had made her wary, even of her fellow countrymen, and she wanted to know that she was giving the information to someone who would help return the works to their rightful owners. “Valland’s watching everything that Rorimer’s doing,” said Edsel. “What evolves between the two of them is this dance … She’s testing him. She’s trying to find out where his loyalties lie.”


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The true story of a World War II 'Monuments Man'

DALLAS As part of an Allied mission tasked with saving works of art during World War II, a homesick James Rorimer told his wife in a December 1944 letter from liberated Paris that he was working hard but worried about how much he was achieving. “But I’m here to save works of art and that is what really matters,” he wrote. Rorimer, then 39 and a curator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, went on to carry out his mission successfully, helping to discover where works of art looted by the Nazis were tucked away across Europe. He was a leading figure in a group of 350 men and women from Allied countries attached to the U.S. Army’s Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section. In the new movie “The Monuments Men,” Matt Damon portrays a character inspired by the real-life Rorimer, who died in 1966 at age 60. “He was fighting for the art,” said daughter Anne Rorimer. His contributions included helping discover works of art looted from German museums that were stored in Germany’s Heilbronn mines and helping to establish the Munich Collecting Point where works were received, processed and then restituted after the war. The Monuments Men included architects, artists, curators and museum directors. The Harvard-educated Rorimer went on to become director of the Metropolitan Museum after the war. Robert Edsel, the Dallas-based author who wrote the book the movie is based on, said Rorimer was “always a whirlwind of activity.” One of Rorimer’s major feats was gaining the trust of Rose Valland, the French art expert who had been allowed to stay behind at Paris’ Jeu de Paume after the Nazis made it the base for their looting operation. Valland, who unbeknownst to the Nazis spoke German, managed to keep track of where the works most stolen from Jewish families in France were being sent. But Valland, who inspired the character played by Cate Blanchett, was not going to easily give up her information. Living in Nazi-occupied Paris had made her wary, even of her fellow countrymen, and she wanted to know that she was giving the information to someone who would help return the works to their rightful owners. “Valland’s watching everything that Rorimer’s doing,” said Edsel. “What evolves between the two of them is this dance … She’s testing him. She’s trying to find out where his loyalties lie.”


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Jaffa Gallery puts Arab and Jewish art on display – Video




Jaffa Gallery puts Arab and Jewish art on display The Jaffa Port Salon exhibits the works of both Arab and Jewish artists, in order to spark a broader conversation. At the Jaffa Port Salon, co-director Yair … By: Israel

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Edward Snowden: How The U.S. ‘Black Budget’ Works – Video




Edward Snowden: How The U.S.'Black Budget' Works Subscribe to Truthloader: https://www.youtube.com/user/truthloader Edward Snowden has leaked documents via The Washington Post revealing details about the se… By: Wangy Wagnols

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Heirs of Jewish dealers sell painting to continue fight for more art

Auctions Market USA The Katz family survived the German occupation of the Netherlands by using art to hold off the Nazis By Laura Gilbert. Web only Published online: 18 December 2013 A painting sold to stave off Nazi persecution and now restituted to the heirs of a Jewish art dealer is being auctioned to raise funds to continue the familys fight for 188 other works of art. Ferdinand Bols Portrait of a Man, around 1642, was restituted by the Netherlands to the heirs of the Dutch art dealers Nathan and Benjamin Katz in 2012. It will be auctioned at Christies New York on 29 January. The painting was acquired for Hitlers planned museum in Linz, and was returned to the Dutch government after World War II. It is estimated at $1.8m to $2.2m. The Katz family survived German occupation of the Netherlands by using art transactions [with the Nazis] to hold off putting them into camps, says the heirs lawyer Thomas Kline. The Bol portrait was sold to Hitlers art buyer Hans Posse in 1941 in exchange for the familys temporary protection from anti-Jewish measures, said the Dutch Restitutions Committee in its recommendation urging the return of the Bolan emigration ban was imminent and mass deportations of Jews were taking place across Central Europe. Posse acquired scores of works from the Katzes. The brothers also had dealings with Hermann Goering, who bought 14 works from them. The art-for-lives drama continued in 1942, when Nathan Katz escaped to Switzerland. From there, said the Committee, he traded a Rembrandt portrait for 25 visas allowing Benjamin and other family members to emigrate to Spain. The Rembrandt was evidently so coveted that Nazi officials accompanied the family on the train to ensure their safe arrival, fearing that otherwise Nathan would not release the painting. (The Rembrandt was returned to the Katzes around 1946.) With the Bols restitution, the Dutch government now recognizes that Nathan and Benjamin Katz were persecuted and forced, at least in part, to do business with the Nazis, says Nathans granddaughter Lauren Gladstone. The Committee, however, rejected the heirs claims to 188 other works, saying it was not clear whether it was highly probable that the sales were forced, or that the brothers were owners of the works rather than intermediaries. The standard for individuals is different from the art trade, says the Committees director Evelien Campfens. For Jewish individuals it is assumed that if they owned the work, [the sale] was involuntary during the Nazi era. The heirs are seeking to have the decision reconsidered and are also applying for three other works returned to the Netherlands by Germany in 2012. The family has financed the effort up to now, says their lawyer Kline. Funds from the sale will be used to continue the recovery effort.


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New ambassador stands with Palestine at UN Mohammed Assaf is now the good will ambassador for Palestinian Refugees at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Assaf is from Gaza, and earlier this y… By: PressTV Videos

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David Duke – IMDb

Edit Personal Details Other Works: Half-hour infomericial for his 1990 campaign for the U.S. Senate. See more Edit Did You Know? Personal Quote: Black people have organizations that fight for black power, and Jews look out for each other. But there isn’t anyone except the Klan who will fight for the rights of white people. Trivia: Resigned from the Klan and formed the National Association for the Advancement of White People in 1978. See more


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Gaza Youth Receive First Prize in UNRWA/EU Photo and Film Competition. The United Nations Relief and Works… Connect With Us. facebook; twitter; youtube; Tweets by …


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How United States Terrorism In The Middle East Works How to stop the NWO false flag terrorism and the United States black ops agenda for Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan and Iran.

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Honoring Holocaust-inspired art by students

The five – along with their teacher, Amy McNally – were honored Monday night during an awards ceremony for the annual Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition, held by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. More than 70 works of Holocaust-inspired student art were recognized during the event at the Moore College of Art and Design, which is hosting, through June 13, visual artwork created by students


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U.N. agency closes outlets in Gaza

GAZA, April 5 (UPI) — The United Nations said it closed all relief and distribution centers in Gaza after demonstrators, angered over cutbacks, stormed the program’s headquarters. “The incident is a dramatic and disturbing escalation in a series of demonstrations that have taken place over the past week,” the U.N


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Robert Turner – Gaza calling: conflict and displacement in the Gaza Strip Robert Turner — Director of Operations — Gaza, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) – discusses humanitar… By: overseasdevelopment

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Are We Blind Also? (John Chapter 9) Verse by verse understanding of the spiritual application of the healing of a blind man in the 9th chapter of the Gospel of John

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Israel Gaza War This is a remix compilation of the tragic events that have been going on during the 2012 war between Israel and Gaza. This video is meant to entertain and educate all that will listen

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Rap Music by Bruce Jackson – Praise and Power be to Jesus Christ – Video




Rap Music by Bruce Jackson – Praise and Power be to Jesus Christ It is written, “And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

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Hebrew Bible still inspiring and relevant

Special to The Chronicle-Journal Sunday, July 8, 2012 – 08:00 The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us By Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine Harper Collins (458 pages; $29.99) By Deborah de Bakker The Hebrew Bible is one of the basic building blocks of our literature and culture, not to mention the Jewish and Christian religions


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Made In America Store to Sponsor Honor Flight Chicago’s Made In America Tour Featuring Ricky Lee

A benefit to send 200 World War II Veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorial before they don’t have the opportunity is in the works. The Made In America Store is helping to send the Veterans by donating to the cause and reaching their goal.Elma, New York (PRWEB) March 29, 2012 Honor Flight Chicago, in a combined effort with the Made in America Store, will host Nashville Recording Artist …


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The curse of having a message

n a powerful moment in the film “Creating Against the Grain” ?(2008?), Said Abu Shakra tells Ruth Schloss he can’t show a certain painting of a Palestinian in his Umm al-Fahm Art Gallery.


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UNRWA cash assistance to Gaza families to come to halt – Video




16-02-2012 04:58 UNRWA the united Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees will no longer provide cash assistance to impoverished families in Gaza. Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

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Palestine News & Info Agency – WAFA – EU Grants UNRWA €55 Million

GAZA, January 25, 2012 (WAFA) – The European Union Wednesday granted the United Nations Refugee and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) €55.4 million as fund support, according to an EU-UNRWA press release.


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18-01-2012 04:35 The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees “UNRWA” has launched $300 million appeal for Gaza and the West Bank. Press TV’s Yousef al-Helou reports from Gaza.

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