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Everyday Beauty: A Free Webinar on Japanese Art

Everyday Beauty: A Free Webinar on Japanese Art

We’re excited to announce the first-ever Classical Pursuits webinar! We invite you to join us and Sean Forester on May 26 for a free webinar on Japanese art. Drawing on his experience as an artist, Sean will explore the connections between calligraphy and garden design, Zen and haiku poetry, and […]

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Strength in What Remains Behind

Strength in What Remains Behind

A guest post by Sean Forester I hope you enjoy my painting of San Giorgio Maggiore at dawn. Those of you who travelled to Venice with Tom Jones and Ann experienced the calm grandeur of this vista. As I reflect on the scene, I can almost hear Mahler’s Adaggietto from his […]

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GUEST BLOG—East Meets West; West Embraces East by Sean Forester

GUEST BLOG—East Meets West; West Embraces East by Sean Forester

The Japanese prints, so the story goes, had first arrived in Paris in the 1850s as packaging protecting ceramics. The prints attracted the attention of Claude Monet, who hung works from his large collection on his dining room walls at his home in Giverny. Monet was not alone in seeking […]

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GUEST BLOG—The Best City in the World to Visit by Sean Forester

GUEST BLOG—The Best City in the World to Visit by Sean Forester

Each travel experience is unique, with its own set of rich memories. But what if you had to choose a favourite city? Would you choose the romance of Paris, the grandeur of Rome, the energy of New York? Perhaps your special city is Barcelona or Buenos Aires? In June, Travel […]

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GUEST POST — Beauty in All Things by Sean Forester

GUEST POST — Beauty in All Things by Sean Forester

Dear Friends, In the Edo period (1603-1867), Japanese culture achieved a rare level of refinement. This summer in Toronto we will explore how beauty infused nearly every aspect of life, and everything people saw, touched, smelled, and tasted: Zen gardens, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, poetry, calligraphy, woodblock prints, and dress […]

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