The heart of Plato’s framework in talking about abstract forms, which you could also say is about the real versus the ideal (or, perhaps more accurately, his construct of reality), is found in Books 6 and 7 of The Republic (507a-521b) through three metaphors: the sun, the divided line, and the cave.
The arts are essential to any complete national life. The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them…. Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the reverence and delight which are their due.
The SPARK PHOTO FESTIVAL is a celebration of photography, and the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. Every year, the month of April will mark the arrival of numerous photographic exhibits and artists, workshops, lectures and other related photographic events and activities in locations […]
In addition to The New Art Festival in Ottawa (June 21-22), Artfest Kingston (June 28-July1), and the Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show in Bracebridge, Ontario (July 18-20), I also have some pieces in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival during the whole month of May (at the Norman Felix […]
Another part of my recent equipment upgrades has been the tripod. I wanted not just stability, but also flexibility. Since I don’t shoot with gargantuan lenses (e.g., the Canon 1200mm f/5.6), I don’t really need a super-heavy-duty tripod. I’m not extraordinarily tall, either, so no problems there. No, I […]