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"There is a land called Crete, in the midst of the wine-dark sea, a fair, rich land, begirt with water; and therein are many men past counting, and ninety cities." [Herodotus] - [
Minoans ]




" . . . . . I expressed my longing for the end of a contradiction which opposes the poet's need of distance to his feeling of solidarity with his fellow men. And yet, if we take a flight above the Earth as a metaphor of the poet's vocation, it is not difficult to notice that a kind of contradiction is implied, even in those epochs when the poet is relatively free from the snares of history. For how to be above and simultaneously to see the Earth in every detail? And yet, in a precarious balance of opposites a certain equilibrium can be achieved thanks to a distance introduced by the flow of time. "To see" means not only to have before one's eyes. It may mean also to preserve in memory. "To see and to describe" may also mean to reconstruct in imagination. A distance achieved thanks to the mystery of time must not change events, landscapes, human figures into a tangle of shadows growing paler and paler. On the contrary, it can show them in full light, so that every event, every date becomes expressive and persists as an eternal reminder of human depravity and human greatness. Those who are alive receive a mandate from those who are silent forever. They can fulfill their duties only by trying to reconstruct precisely things as they were, and by wresting the past from fictions and legends. Thus both--the earth seen from above in an eternal now and the Earth that endures in a recovered time--may serve as material for poetry. [Czeslaw Milosz ]




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Maenads [Nymphs] . . . . . Manneans . . . . . Mbari Mbayo . . . . . Medes . . . . . Mesopotamia . . . . . Minoan . . . . . Machover's Synthesis . . . . . Heinz Mack . . . . . René Magritte 1898-1967 . . . . . Émile Male . . . . . Kazimir Malevich [1878-1935] . . . . . André Malraux [1951] . . . . . Manet . . . . . Manneans . . . . . Marden/Touring the Met . . . . . Marduk . . . . . Étienne-Jules Marey . . . . . André Masson [1896-1987] . . . . . Mathematicians . . . . . Mathieu . . . . . Georges Mathieu [1951] . . . . . Henri Matisse [1908] . . . . . Henri Matisse [1954] . . . . . Max Ernst, 1926 . . . . . McClatchy . . . . . Marshall McLuhan [1964] . . . . . Mecislas Goldberg, 1908 . . . . . The Medes . . . . . Medea . . . . . Melnick/Immigrant's story . . . . . Menelaus . . . . . Mercury [Hermes] . . . . . Jean Metzinger [1912] . . . . . Michel Tapié, 1952 . . . . . Middle East [including Persia, Mesopotamia and Palestine] . . . . . Mies 1886-1969 . . . . . Migration Period Art . . . . . Czeslaw Milosz . . . . . Mimbres [The American Southwest] . . . . . Minerva [Athena] . . . . . Minos . . . . . Minoans . . . . . Joan Miró 1893-1983 . . . . . Modigliani 1884-1920 . . . . . Moholy-Nagy 1795-1946 . . . . . Moirai [Fates] . . . . . Piet Mondrian [1917] . . . . . Claude Monet . . . . . Mongols . . . . . Howard Moss . . . . . Montenaeken . . . . . Moon [Selene] . . . . . Moore 1898-1986 . . . . . John McDonald Moore . . . . . Moslem . . . . . Motherwell . . . . . Bill Moyer . . . . . Mudejar . . . . . Mughals . . . . . Lewis Mumford [1934] . . . . . Munro . . . . . Muses . . . . . Musicians . . . . . Mycenaean




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