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By Julian Porter

"Who can withstand an artwork critic with attitude?"
– Former preferrred courtroom of Canada Justice, Ian Binnie

"It used to be awesome! Julian shared his huge, immense wisdom of the world's most sensible artwork with a panache that's irresistible."
– Justice Stephen Goudge, Ontario courtroom of Appeal

This crucial spouse to the entire significant ecu museums and galleries discusses a few of the world’s maximum work from Giotto via to Picasso. Julian Porter’s ardour for paintings begun with the seven years he spent as a scholar travel consultant in Europe. because then, he has carried out numerous excursions of Europe’s recognized galleries – The Louvre, The Prado, The Hermitage, The Rijksmuseum, the Sistine Chapel, and lots of others.

In the often pretentious enviornment of paintings connoisseurs, Porter’s voice stands proud as clean and unique. He unearths the simplest of the easiest, which he describes with interesting irreverence, and spares you hours of sore ft and superfluous details.

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Musicians and dancers. Schist, height 6 1 / 2 ". d. The Met- ropolitan A strong classical influence their artistic style lated to and in derived from Roman sculpture were known to the also seen in the relief carvings which, both in of their iconographical detail, are closely re- Roman relief sculptures of Imperial times. The position of the figures, the treatment of the body, come is much and the architectural forms used are all models, suggesting either that examples of the Gandharan carvers, or that clearly Roman Roman artisans had to this part of the world, which, considering the far-flung outposts of Roman able in empire, some is not at all unlikely.

Schist, height 6 1 / 2 ". d. The Met- ropolitan A strong classical influence their artistic style lated to and in derived from Roman sculpture were known to the also seen in the relief carvings which, both in of their iconographical detail, are closely re- Roman relief sculptures of Imperial times. The position of the figures, the treatment of the body, come is much and the architectural forms used are all models, suggesting either that examples of the Gandharan carvers, or that clearly Roman Roman artisans had to this part of the world, which, considering the far-flung outposts of Roman able in empire, some is not at all unlikely.

Most of the Gandharan reliefs legend. In fact the entire life portray episodes from the of the Buddha, life his birth, his of Sakyamuni Buddha or scenes from Buddhist at a North youth as Prince Siddharta growing up Indian court, his marriage, his renunciation of royal prerogatives, his period as an ascetic, his Enlightenment under the bodhi tree at finally his death, or sites Bodhgaya, Nirvana, his first may be sermon in the Deer Park at Benares, his teaching, his miracles, and traced in the thousands of relief carvings which decorate the various holy of Buddhism.

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