Claudia Moscovici


The New Art Nouveau of Richard Burlet

In 1899, the controversial Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, also associated with the Art Nouveau movement, displayed his starkly sexualized painting, Nuda Verita, with a famous quotation [...]

The Armenian genocide and „The Promise”

As Peter Balakian points out in the Preface of his book, The Burning Tigris: The Armenian genocide and America’s response (New York: Harper Perennial, 2004), the Holocaust had a significant [...]

Expressivity: Art and Emotion

We tend to associate art and emotion. The Romantic notion of art as the product of an emotive, sensitive and inspired artist who creates masterpieces to move the public has not altogether [...]

The Vilnius Jewish Ghetto

A few weeks after his daughter’s wedding, on September 23, 2001, Joe Sabrin’s father, Abrashe Sabrin, passed away. He was one of the few Holocaust survivors of Vilnius (Vilna). As he was going [...]

Panodyssey and the love of classical music

The founder and CEO of the new international cultural website Panodyssey, Alexandre Leforestier, first achieved great success in promoting classical music. In the early 2000’s, he helped take [...]

Carole Feuerman’s Art: Verisimilitude, Aesthetic Value and Artistic Freedom

Carole Feuerman‘s life-like–yet larger-than-life sculptures–are known throughout the world. During the 1970’s, she was a pioneer of Hyperrealism, along with Duane Hanson and John De Andrea.  Her [...]

The importance of culture to our cultures

What is culture? Culture can mean 1) the practices, values, beliefs and mores of a given society or a “way of life” and 2) various fields in the arts and humanities, including literature, art, [...]

Small town America and the Banality of Racism

Never in my life did I think that my small town, Saline Michigan, would make national and international news, much less for something as negative as racism. Originally a tiny farming community, [...]

Invitation to Panodyssey, the Social Network for the Arts

The twenty-first century has seen an explosion of social networks. Each major network has anticipated and fulfilled a growing social need. Conceived in 2004 by Harvard undergraduate Mark [...]

A Spiritual Visionary

Review of “Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mind Heart and Soul” by Edward K. Kaplan Edward K. Kaplan’s monumental new biography of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mind Heart and Soul [...]