Search Results: Caravaggio

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Engaging portraits of the men who would be PM

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 01 June 2016
    8 Comments

    David Marr describes Shorten at work in the claustrophobic world of the Labor factions and the unions where great haters abound. Annabel Crabb has a lighter touch, describing the career of Turnbull, with all its energy, intellectual and tactical brilliance, and victories with obvious enjoyment and in sunlit prose. The accounts raise two questions: Do the qualities of leaders matter much? And what insight do the leaders' stories provide into the likely achievements of the government they would lead?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    New Year at the Killing Fields

    • Tony Page
    • 28 April 2014
    1 Comment

    The children go holiday wild, swarms of them drenching us with holy water. Skin soaked, we fall off our bikes, flattened by their rabble-roused blessing ... Inside it's a garden, well-kept trails between the mounds, fooling us they were designed to please the eye ... Look, that tree, so graceful — against which babies' heads were bashed ... I check for red-handed stains but they have long since dissolved into complicity.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Freewheeling fantasies of European citizenship

    • Benedict Coleridge
    • 21 February 2013
    1 Comment

    Does citizenship need to be built upon close cultural, linguistic and historical ties, as in a national community? Or can a broader conception of citizenship be formed? In Brussels I spot a mural of a mosque on a garage door, surrounded by people from North Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, speaking French, Flemish, English and Arabic.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Problems with atheism

    • Various
    • 16 April 2012
    14 Comments

    The problem with being an atheist is the lack of possibilities, a world to come into being, a kingdom to be worked for, blood and sweated for, any hope of future travels curtailed with science.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Art after shock

    • Sasha Shtargot
    • 14 February 2012
    8 Comments

    Walk in one direction and you meet a photograph of a dog humping a naked man. Turn a corner and there is a long row of plaster-cast vaginas. In one place a mummified cat's head. Shock is not new in art, but it loses its transgressive power when pursued for its own sake.

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  • RELIGION

    Caravaggio's profane eye for the sacred

    • Luke Walladge
    • 22 July 2010
    6 Comments

    If Caravaggio hadn't been such a drunken, violent, criminal, he may never have been human enough, disturbed enough or repentant of enough sin to produce the most arresting, influential and remarkable sacred art in the history of the Christian West.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Allan James Thomas, Morag Fraser, Gordon Lewis and Siobhan Jackson
    • 31 May 2006

    Reviews of the films The Station Agent, The Passion of the Christ, The Fog of War and Irreversible.

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  • RELIGION

    Dark visions

    • Michael Magnusson
    • 22 May 2006

    Michael Magnusson and Caravaggio.

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  • RELIGION

    In my mother’s footsteps

    • Anna Griffiths
    • 14 May 2006

    Italy, Caravaggio and Catholicism.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Confessions of a thinking fogey

    • Ian Warden
    • 14 May 2006

    Besotted by books and the printed word for his first 55 years, this computer convert now finds himself getting as much pleasure from the screen as from the page.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A century of giving

    • Juliette Hughes, Lucille Hughes
    • 11 May 2006

    The legacy of the Felton Bequest 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Silent scream

    • Anthony Ham
    • 08 May 2006

    The missing Munch

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