Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez, 1656. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.

Las Meninas (detail), by Diego Velázquez, 1656. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.

Arts & Letters

Volume III, Number 2 | spring 2010

Lady in a Veil

Lewis H. Lapham

The Sacred Word

Sabiha Al Khemir

Beauty Is Shoe

Wendy Steiner

In the Gloom the Gold

Jamie James

Map

Miscellany

Voices In Time

A Pleasant Surprise

1778 | Paris

Story Line

c. 335 BC | Athens

Second Opinion

1777 | Paris

Artistic License

1573 | Venice

The Inner Bamboo

c. 1075 | China

American Idol

1849 | New York City

Shivering Fragments

1908 | Perugia

Up North with the Greats

1922 | Chicago

The Innocent Eye

1961 | Provincetown

Callous Disregard

1956 | New York City

Elvis Presley Is on Your Side

1970 | Washington, DC

Life Devoid of Words

1896 | Nizhny Novgorod

Umbilical Cord of Gold

1939 | New York City

Power of Music

c. 50 BC | China

Blue Chips

1973 | New York City

Writing in Stone

1831 | Paris

Definition

1757 | Paris

Painting Little Bear

1832 | Missouri

Test of Time

1919 | England

How to Begin

c. 18 BC | Rome

Practice and Theory

c. 25 BC | Rome

By the Scroll

c. 550 BC | Athens

High Compliment

c. 415 BC | Athens

Discouraging an Author

c. 1885 | Russia

Chirping Insects

c. 1165 | China

Everlasting Laws

1853 | Venice

Lee Quinones Does the Cars

1976 | New York City

At the Blackboard

2005 | New York City

Practice Makes Perfect

1834 | Japan

Outline and Shadow

1843 | London

Skill Sets

1765 | Paris

The Puppet on a Cart

c. 1400 | Japan

Money Order

1859 | Lucerne

Root and Blossom

1821 | Pisa

David Selznick Gives a Damn

1939 | New York City

Loose Screws

1848 | Edinburgh

Iconography

c. 1630 | Seville

Grand Tour

1853 | Paris

Injured on the Job

1509 | Vatican City

Vincent van Gogh Looks Back

1889 | St.-Rémy-de-Provence

Guidelines

1954 | Washington, DC

Divine Inspiration

c. 680 | North Yorkshire

Direct Impression

1889 | London

Charts and Graphs

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