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Museum of Islamic Art, Doha | Notebook & Image Gallery

NOTE 09-Jun-2014: I've finally caught up with photos from my working visit last month to Doha, capital of Qatar, per capita the richest country in the world. I've divided them into several smaller galleries which I'll continue to publish over the next week. First up is a focus on the Museum of Islamic Art, the finest museum in the Emirate and one…
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Cubism, pre-Columbian Style

This depiction of a wild-eyed, snickering warrior caught my eye the other day at the Museo de Arte Precolombino, or Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, in Cusco. At least 600 years before Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso came this small vase created by a Huari artist that incorporated all the essential elements and style of what came to be known as…
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Quickie at The Gates of Hell

When a google doodle reminded me this morning that Rodin would have been 172 today, I finally found a use for this rainy day snippet of a bronze of The Gates of Hell that rests in front of the Kunsthaus Zurich. Aren't you glad? I am - another 30 MB put to good use and now banished from my hard drive. To celebrate further, below are a few more…
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