A beautiful mind

He was unknown, just a low-level government clerk in the Bern, Switzerland patent office with big dreams, and a big ego to match. Every morning he would arrive at his desk early and hurry through his day's work in the first few hours. Then he would remove a sheaf of papers from the drawer, spread ... Continue reading

Michelangelo and risk-taking

Michelangelo was only 25 when he completed Pietà, a marble sculpture depicting Mary holding the lifeless body of her son, Jesus. His Pietà was so astonishingly beautiful that the Italian art community crowed that Michelangelo had surpassed "not only the sculptures of all of [his] contemporaries, but ... Continue reading