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By: Lida Prypchan
We have two images of the Middle Ages. Although these are opposing images, together they form one truth, a bold portrayal of the virtues and vices of what to us is an ancient era. It would be extremist, as well as an error, to vehemently accept only one of these images. The true significance of the...

By Lida Prypchan
For the majority of his life, Vincent’s life and wanderings were financed largely by his family, especially Theo. However, while he was in The Hague, Vincent did sell two sets of drawings – a total of 19 drawings – of town landscape sketches to his uncle Vincent. Unlike the bulk of his later...

By Lida Prypchan
The years that Vincent spent England and France before he became an evangelist had an influence on him and the artist he was soon to become. The sensitive boy and the religious man meshed into an individual who felt every excruciating aspect of the social struggles around him. He was said to empathize...

By Lida Prypchan
The Vincent van Gogh of the mid 1880s would, for most, be completely unrecognizable as the artist of popular repute. To date, he embraced somber, dark colors and refused the commercially viable style of the era’s Impressionist artists. But, van Gogh believed in his work. His subjects gave him the...

By Lida Prypchan
“KNOW THYSELF” In 1897 Freud began what can be considered the most heroic act of his life – the psychoanalysis of his own unconscious. The ancient oracle of Delphi had from ancient times encouraged philosophers and thinking persons to pursue the maxim “Know thyself,” but unconsciously resisting,...

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