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Mastering the art of living from the master of light and darkness -Goya!

Saturn devouring his son Goya emerged from a humble, lower middle-class family. He took to painting early on, traveling to Italy in his teens to improve his craft. Later, he moved to Madrid. Before he was able to sustain himself as a painter, he worked as a dishwasher in Madrid’s oldest continuously operating restaurant, the Sobrino de... Continue Reading →

Enlightenment and Ingmar Bergman

Bergman sitting with Death Acclaimed Swedish movie director Ingmar Bergman died more than 11 years ago, but the legacy of his genius carries on in new generations of filmmakers.He directed 60 film and documentaries. Among the standouts were “The Seventh Seal,” “Wild Strawberries,” “Cries and Whispers” and “Through a Glass Darkly.” He also worked in... Continue Reading →

How the father of poetic cinema “Andrei Tarkovsky” turned movie-making into a ‘transcendental art’!

Tarkovsky’s work reflects a deep preoccupation with the metaphysical and the spiritual realms, as well as unconventional dramatic structure and a distinctively unique use of the cinematic lens. Indeed, Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish filmmaker, said of him:"Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it... Continue Reading →

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