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Men At Arms: Mozart’s Masonry and Music-Politics, In Light of Erik Levi’s Mozart And The Nazis

In re: Erik Levi. Mozart and the Nazis: How the Third Reich Abused a Cultural Icon New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. By Peter Paul Fuchs “Macht gute miene, zum boesen spiel.” -- old German aside Mozart’s fate after death is surely an odd one, if one takes political history and not just musical accomplishment

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: Contemporary Authors, Masters and Masterpieces, Music|Tags: |Comments Off on Men At Arms: Mozart’s Masonry and Music-Politics, In Light of Erik Levi’s Mozart And The Nazis

OPERA’S LIBRETTO

Like a stage play or a movie, an opera starts with words — thousands of words. An opera’s words are called its libretto, whereas, in a stage play, the words are called the script, and in a movie they’re called the screenplay. Libretto means “little book” in Italian, and that’s precisely what it is; your average libretto is scarcely thicker than a TV

By |March 11th, 2017|Categories: Arts Theory, Music|Comments Off on OPERA’S LIBRETTO

The Dutch and Flemish Masters

The Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is incredible presentation of the supreme mastership of the old Netherlands Masters. In the 17th century the middle and upper classes of the Netherlands played a central role in the History of Arts. Their enthusiasm in collecting Masterpieces and decorating their homes with paintings

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Exhibitions, Masterpieces, Old Masters|Comments Off on The Dutch and Flemish Masters

THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 5

PART II HISTORY CHAPTER 1 Free-Masons The curious history of Freemasonry has unfortunately been treated only by its panegyrists or calumniators, both equally mendacious. I do not wish to pry into the mysteries of the craft; but it would be interesting to know more of their history during the period when they were literally architects.

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Classic Thinkers, Masonic History, Symbolism|Tags: |Comments Off on THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 5

Happy New Year!

Let this to be the Year, dear Brethren and Friends of Masonic and Symbolic Arts: for all dreams to became alive, for all projects to be build, for the Columns of the Strength, Wisdom and Beauty to be raised! All of us have some unfinished projects, and long time kept good ideas -    let now

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Happy New Year!

THE LAMB By William Blake

Little Lamb who made thee          Dost thou know who made thee Gave thee life & bid thee feed. By the stream & o'er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing wooly bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice!          Little Lamb who made thee          Dost thou know who made

By |December 27th, 2016|Categories: Poetry, Symbolism|Tags: |Comments Off on THE LAMB By William Blake

Merry Christmas

Dear Brethren and Friends of Masonic Arts, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with 44 Masterpieces from our Collections of Icons and paintings, dedicated to the Madonna and Child, the Mystery of the Birth of Jesus on Spiritual level. Please, enjoy the Masters from all ages: Hans Shramm (Austrian, 1864-1919) Orthodox Icons from 10-th to 17-th

By |December 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Comments Off on Merry Christmas

SOME RUMINATIONS by Honorable Brother Leon Zeldis

Dear Brethren and Friends of Masonic Arts, please enjoy the beautiful spiritual writings, which were writen by Honorable Brother Leon Zeldis and recommended to us by our Ambassador to Japan Honorable Brother Janus Cegledy.  ACTING  If all the world’s a stage, where the hell is my prompter ?                         ACTION (see also REACTION)  Waiting for the

By |November 30th, 2016|Categories: Contemporary Authors, Symbolism|Tags: |Comments Off on SOME RUMINATIONS by Honorable Brother Leon Zeldis

James Fittler

Brother James Fittler (October 1758 – 2 December 1835) was an English engraver of portraits and landscapes and an illustrator of books. He was appointed by King George III to be his marine engraver. Fittler was born in London in October 1758. In April 1778 he enrolled as student at the Royal Academy and studied engraving. Besides book illustrations,

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Masterpieces, Old Masters|Tags: |Comments Off on James Fittler

THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 4

CHAPTER 3 The Drama of Faith Vanitas Still Life And so the Quest goes on. And the Quest, as it may be, ends in attainment - we know not where and when: so long as we can conceive of our separate existence, the quest goes on - an attainment continued henceforward. And ever

By |November 28th, 2016|Categories: Classic Thinkers, Masonic History, Symbolism|Tags: |Comments Off on THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 4