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  1. Hace 6 días · Winston S. Churchill won the Nobel Prize for Literature for "his mastery of historical and biographical description." Nowhere is that mastery more evident than in Great Contemporaries, first published in 1937. Written in the decade before Churchill became prime minister, these portraits of notable figures of his age offer wisdom for our own. With keen observations and telling anecdotes ...

  2. 29 de abr. de 2024 · Great Contemporaries: Stanley Baldwin, A Case for Magnanimity. By FRED GLUECKSTEIN. | April 29, 2024. Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (center) with Churchill (r) and Foreign Secretary Austen Chamberlain. (Library of Congress) “Will the bloody duck swim?”

  3. Hace 5 días · 18 Famous Renaissance Artists Who Achieved Greatness. During the Renaissance, art experienced radical and unprecedented development. This article lays out all the important painters, sculptors, and architects whose masterpieces helped transform the world of art. May 13, 2024 • By Mia Forbes, BA in Classics.

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  4. 2 de may. de 2024 · In 1534, Michelangelo left Florence for Rome, never to see his native city again. He was 59, which many contemporaries regarded as old, but for Michelangelo this move marked the beginning of a dramatic new chapter which would fundamentally shape his experiences as an artist and as a man.

  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › RembrandtRembrandt - Wikipedia

    Hace 1 día · Rembrandt's portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible are regarded as his greatest creative triumphs. His approximately 40 self-portraits form an intimate autobiography.

  6. 10 de may. de 2024 · A floundering speaker is not treated so courteously. Churchill wrote of this disconcerting experience in a 1934 essay, “When I ‘Dried Up.’”. He recalled with pleasure how colleagues offered him “the greatest patience and kindness.”. Unfortunately, the essay was never reprinted—not even in the marvelous Collected Essays.

  7. 29 de abr. de 2024 · > Great Contemporaries: Stanley Baldwin, A Case for Magnanimity. 1931Sep7Time. 1931Sep7Time