The Deipnosophist

Where the science of investing becomes an art of living

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Location: Summerlin, Nevada, United States

A private investor for 20+ years, I manage private portfolios and write about investing. You can read my market musings on three different sites: 1) The Deipnosophist, dedicated to teaching the market's processes and mechanics; 2) Investment Poetry, a subscription site dedicated to real time investment recommendations; and 3) Seeking Alpha, a combination of the other two sites with a mix of reprints from this site and all-original content. See you here, there, or the other site!

18 June 2007

The Power of Art

Simon Schama's Power of Art
Scholar and critic, Simon Schama, brings art history alive with passion and wit in this eminently worthwhile seven-week series, showing how masterpieces are the culmination of their creator's life experiences. In the first of two back-to-back episodes, he upends conventional wisdom about Wheatfield With Crows by Vincent van Gogh (played in re-enactments by Andy Serkis), viewing it not as a work of suicidal despair but the triumphant birth of modern art. In the second episode, he turns to Picasso's Guernica.

Monday, 18 June at 9pm, PBS-TV; check local listings.
-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist


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