LONG READ | ‘Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution’ at the MSK Ghent is the largest exhibition of the Early Netherlandish pioneer Jan van Eyck, whose innovations with oil painting and realism enabled us to see the world like we had never seen before. But is there more in his sublime portrayal of reality? Rinald D’Souza reviews.
It was at school in Goa that we first read John McCrae’s1 popular war poem, In Flanders Fields, much as the history teacher used it to emphasize its historical contexts as the English miss to drive home the literary devices within its poetic verse. While the recitation of the poem did convey a certain sense … Continue reading The Memory of Indians in Flanders Fields
Much before the announcement of Pope Francis to canonise Oscar Romero a Saint of the Catholic Church, the people of Latin America had already begun to venerate their San Romero, ever since his martyrdom on 24 March 1980. His witness to the gospel message that informed a faith in favour of the poor is as relevant to us today as it was in his own lifetime.