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Addendum to Italy 2006

This should be my final entry about my trip to Italy last year. I realized that I had forgotten to post two of my favorite incidents there. From reading my previous entries, you might have noticed that the old centers … Continue reading

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Ruminations on Nudity in Art

Let me begin by summarizing the questions regarding modesty and artistic nudity with which I am grappling. In U.S. culture we generally associate certain kinds of nudity with sexuality; hence these kinds can be a temptation (Matthew 5:28). Are these … Continue reading

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“They Were Fruitful…”, Part 2.3: Italiana (e l’ignudo)

As you may have noticed, much classical and Renaissance art frequently portrays nude men, women and children. The two examples at left are from the lobby of the Florentine hostel in which I stayed. So, I have entitled this closing … Continue reading

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“They Were Fruitful…”, Part 2.2: Italiana (il brutto)

The second entry on my trip to Italy shall describe il brutto (the bad) parts of my trip. This entry should be short, since most of my experiences there were quite good. Look closely at this image. You will notice … Continue reading

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“They Were Fruitful…”, Part 2.1.3: Italiana (Il buono)

The Holy Face This section belongs with my description of Lucca in an earlier post, but I forgot to place it there. San Martino church houses the wooden sculpture of Jesus shown in the photograph at left, which is entitled … Continue reading

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“They Were Fruitful…”, Part 2.1.2: Italiana (Il buono)

Tourist in Pisa One of my favorite incidents in Pisa occured as I was on my way to the Lucca tour bus. Someone stopped me and seemed to ask me for directions. I say “seemed” because he was speaking in … Continue reading

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“They Were Fruitful…”, Part 2.1.1: Italiana (Il buono)

I have divided my trip to Italy into three sections: “The Good”, “The Bad”, and “The Nude.” Before you get too frightened (or excited), the last of the three refers only to some of the artwork. We begin with il … Continue reading

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“They Were Fruitful…”, Part 1: Preparing for Europe

In my previous Update, I wrote “I am going to Italy! This is the second piece of good news. I received an invitation to represent the BaBar collaboration on this analysis at the 9th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics … Continue reading

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“They Were Fruitful…”, Part 0: Introduction

On my Ohio State Homepage, I had published periodic Updates every two or three months. I started writing Update VI when I decided to shift this function of my website to this blog. Since the blog allows for easier and … Continue reading

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