M. Curtis
A sculptor, painter, historian, architectural designer, and poet, Michael Curtis has taught and lectured at universities, colleges, and museums, including The Institute of Classical Architecture, The Center for Creative Studies, and The National Gallery of Art; his pictures and statues are housed in over 400 private and public collections, including The Library of Congress, The National Portrait Gallery, and The Supreme Court; he has made statues of presidents, generals, Supreme Court Justices, captains of industry and national heroes, including Davey Crockett, General Eisenhower, and Justice Thurgood Marshall; his relief and medals are especially fine, they include, among others, presidents Truman and Reagan, Justice John Marshall, George Washington, and, his History of Texas, containing over one-hundred figures, is the largest American relief sculpture of the 20th Century; his monuments and memorials, buildings and houses, including The New American Home, 2011, are found coast-to-coast; his plays, essays, verse and translations have been published in over 30 journals (Trinacria, Society of Classical Poets, Expansive Poetry, et cetera), and his most recent nonfiction books are, Occasional Poetry: How to Write Poems for Any Occasion (The Studio Press), and The Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C. (The History Press); his most recent book of verse is, Modern Art: An Exhibition of Criticism (National Civic Art Society); Mr. Curtis is the Common Sense Society's Artist-in-Residence. Other sites where Mr. Curtis can be found: The Classical Artist (art, architecture, and design), The Studio Press (essays and books – fiction and exposition, verse and prose).
Houses of God

Houses of God

... Houses of God : Along Corso Vittorio Emanuelle II is Chiesa del Gesù, the great, mother church of the Society of Jesus (id est, the Jesuits).  And upon the church's foot-worn steps, three solid, bright young priests each in the Roman collar, Frs. John, Elijah, and...

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Italian Art Deco

Italian Art Deco

    Italian Art Deco : Before the statue of David, before the Medici, Firenze was Florentia, home to the colossal statue of Mars and to Sulla’s hard, victorious veterans.  Today, Firenze (Florence) is home to fashion, style, grace, and much of our world’s...

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Saarinen House

Saarinen House

  Saarinen House : Eliel Saarinen’s House at Cranbook is an Art Deco masterpiece, a precedent for what modern American architecture might have been.  Located just outside of Detroit in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Saarinen House is part of the Cranbrook...

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Art Deco Townhouse Plan

Art Deco Townhouse Plan

...   AN ART DECO TOWNHOUSE BLOCK : ART DECO ARCHITECTURE   Art Deco was inspired by the simple forms of ancient cultures.  You will notice in Art Deco, Egyptian and Babylonian motifs, statuary inspired by the metope of Zeus’ Olympia temple; you will...

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Art Deco House

Art Deco House

... The Art Deco House: Prologue to Epilogue : Anthropology, archaeology, the assembling, the cataloging, the visual encyclopedias of every culture’s everything, their patterns, their statuary, their furniture, their temples and teapots were pictured in...

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Art Deco Style

Art Deco Style

  Art Deco, the old 20th Century art of industrial decoration, was inspired by archaic Greek and other ancient styles of representation and worship.  You will notice in the Art Deco style, Egyptian and Babylonian motifs, statuary cousined with the metopes of...

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American Renaissance

American Renaissance

... Our Renaissance Revival, the American Renaissance : Athens, Florence, and all civil flowerings are born of virtue, tradition, and liberty.  These united states, in liberty by the virtues of tried-and-true traditions, experienced a civil flowering almost...

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Renaissance Revival House Plan

Renaissance Revival House Plan

... The Italian Renaissance and the Renaissance Revival House Plan   Renaissance Architecture   Italian Renaissance architecture is the architecture of Rome reborn with a Christian soul, personally heroic.  Rome’s Pantheon and Florence’s Pazzi Chapel have...

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