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  • Art Appreciation/Education Series II “class” #2: Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture

    10/08/2005 8:08:00 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 38 replies · 13,424+ views
    10/8/05 | republicanprofessor
    In our last “class” on Greco-Roman, Early Christian and Byzantine Art, we saw how the realism of Greece and Rome was repudiated for more spiritual abstraction. The Christians saw the soul as more important than the weighty, physical body, and thus their works were flat and filled with the gold of paradise. My connection to spiritual twentieth century abstraction received mixed results, but that’s fine. Today, we’ll see how artists gradually added some bulk and realism to their work from 1000-1400. Then in the next “class,” we’ll study how the Italian Renaissance united a rebirth of Greco-Roman realism with Christian...
  • Let's Talk Riesling

    11/16/2002 3:43:04 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 33 replies · 358+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | November 1, 2002 | Fred Delkin
    Riesling was planted in Oregon vineyards as our industry developed at the end of the sixties. It was an easy grape to grow here, but the wines produced pleased the unsophisticated consumer and turned more worldly types away with their tendency to sweetness without the benefit of the acidity transmitted by rocky slopes as in Germany.A majority of Oregon winemakers soon abandoned riesling production and moved to Chardonnay plantings. However, the Oregon industry has now realized that northern Oregon growing conditions are ideal for the white "cousins" of our popular Pinot Noir...Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. These varietals as produced...