Category Archives: Art

Play and the Origins of Art

In the middle of the last century, anthropologists discovered something surprising: supposedly “primitive” hunter-gatherers like the Aborigines of Arnhem Land, in Northern Australia, and the !Kung San of the Kalahari, in Southern Africa, spent only about 20-something hours a week … Continue reading

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Cooking: Simple Magic with Sauces, para La Princesa

Sharing this piece that I prepared for a friend. Learning these simple techniques will REVOLUTIONIZE your cooking, and they are really, really simple to learn. The biggest difference between the table of a common person and that of royalty such … Continue reading

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Thirty-Four Suggestions for Composing the Frame

This is a list I put together for my Film students. These are guidelines for composing a frame in a shot, but they are useful, as well, for graphic designers and painters and choreographers and other visual artists. If you … Continue reading

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