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Dialogues Across Time: From Ancient Frescoes in Aspen to the Genius of a Twelve-Year-Old Painter

“In the House of the Trembling Eye” Exhibition at Aspen Art Museum

The Aspen Art Museum presents the unique exhibition “In the House of the Trembling Eye,” curated by Allison Katz. This exhibit combines contemporary artworks with ancient frescoes from Pompeii, featuring artists like Lynda Benglis, Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama, Kerry James Marshall, Alice Neel, and more. It’s the first U.S. exhibition of these ancient frescoes, creating a dialogue between past and present art, inspired by ancient Pompeian rooms.

Hiram Powers’ “Greek Slave”: Symbol of Slavery and Freedom

Hiram Powers’ sculpture “Greek Slave” depicts Garifallia Michalbei, a young Greek girl captured during the Psara massacre. Rescued from slavery by American consul Joseph Langdon, she lived in Boston, becoming a symbol of freedom and abolitionism. The sculpture shows a naked woman in chains, holding a small cross, representing hope and spiritual strength. Garifallia’s story inspired many literary and artistic works, including Harriet Beecher Stowe’s writings.

Andres Valencia: A Young Painting Prodigy

Twelve-year-old painter Andres Valencia is gaining recognition for his extraordinary artistic talent. Inspired by Picasso and Cubism, his works sell for over $200,000. Exhibited in prestigious galleries, Valencia has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, admired for his maturity and humility. He donates over $750,000 from his artwork sales to charity, establishing himself not only as a talented artist but also as a young philanthropist.