Cy Twombly: Against All Odds, Rises an Artist of Greatness

Cy Twombly: Against All Odds, Rises an Artist of Greatness

Part 1: Overview and Beginnings One of his first major exhibits was described by a critic as a fiasco, involving scribbles a grammar school student could have created.  Even one of his supporters described his work as discomfiting to critics and truculently difficult for laymen.  So, how did Cy Twombly, who came from relatively nondescript beginnings, attended a seemingly obscure college, lived almost incognito for many years outside Rome, and produced works of seeming collagic chaos…

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2012 Hero of the Year: Kimberly Moore

2012 Hero of the Year: Kimberly Moore

Another year has passed and we again pick Baroness Kimberly Moore as a global hero. No, make that angel! Not only does she help the poor children of Los Angeles but children around the world. This year Moore will throw a Wonderland Party on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Her organization, the Echelon Club, will present: “A Day to Remember”, the first annual “Winter Wonderland Christmas Party” for children who will not have a Christmas this…

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For the Victims of Domestic Violence Comes a Champion: Face Forward

For the Victims of Domestic Violence Comes a Champion: Face Forward

On Saundra’s 28th birthday, she caught her husband cheating with another woman.  He beat her into unconsciousness and  left her on the sidewalk.  He later told the police that she had been mugged.  As a result of the blunt force trauma she had suffered, Saundra developed necrotizing fasciitis, a rare skin-eating bacterial infection which nearly took her life and cost her all the skin, muscle, and feeling on the right side of her face and…

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Thomas Hodges’ Photographic Artistry: Where Conception and Imagination Meet

Thomas Hodges’ Photographic Artistry: Where Conception and Imagination Meet

Thomas Hodges’ photographic artwork invites controversy, which he doesn’t mind one bit!  For sure, it sparks the viewer’s imagination, and that is Hodges’ goal. When your artwork is labeled Erotica that is indeed ironic because ancient civilizations embraced the nude.  If we study art history, the depiction of the nude was certainly not foreign to the Egyptians, the Minoans, the Greeks, or the Romans.  In the Renaissance, Michelangelo and Da Vinci, among the many, featured…

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The Beauty of Good Health

The Beauty of Good Health

I was introduced to the California Wellness Institute through a friend who subtly suggested I visit the clinic after I stated that I absolutely must lose weight and tighten up my chin. Yes, unfortunately time marches on and leaves the signs of aging written not just on one’s face but on one’s body. It is time for some upkeep. After all, this is Hollywood! Another friend pointed out that it is specious of me to…

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Ideas Have Consequences: Enlightenment Leads to Freedom

Ideas Have Consequences: Enlightenment Leads to Freedom

“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.” So said American statesman and author Thomas Paine.  We celebrate two great revolutions, the American on July 4th and the French on July l4th, both of which Paine supported.  Indeed, his writings were an impetus for both revolutions.  Paine himself is a product of the Age of Enlightenment and each revolution is based on principles born out of that Age.  The French supported…

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A Rebel With Many Causes

A Rebel With Many Causes

James Franco, the award winning actor, writer, producer, Oscar host and PHD student decided that ‘Art Curator’ was another necessary string to his proverbial bow. The actor explained at the recent launch of his “Rebel” exhibition that he and a friend were batting around ideas around the concept of turning traditional film into experimental art. This theme of thinking developed into repurposing the classic film Rebel Without A Cause, inspired by the work of one of…

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The Maestro of Maestros: Gustavo Dudamel

The Maestro of Maestros: Gustavo Dudamel

A flick of the baton, a nod of the head, a pointed finger, a hand waving gracefully through the air, a humming along to the music, this is all in a day’s “work” for Gustavo Dudamel, conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s best.  During a concert, he artfully conveys and displays the love he feels for music, as if it has taken hold of his soul, and both the LA…

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Kimberly Moore FVM Global Magazine Thanks You for Your Selfless Altruistic Work!

Kimberly Moore FVM Global Magazine Thanks You for Your Selfless Altruistic Work!

We at FVM Global Magazine have been following the fascinating career of Baroness Kimberly Moore, a true humanitarian whose efforts have touched the lives of thousands of children and brought them hope through her Adopt-A-Letter program, which answers letters to Santa Claus written by thousands of underserved children in Los Angeles.  This program began five years ago during the Christmas holiday, when Ms. Moore, her staff, her friends, and members of her prestigious Echelon Club…

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