In 1945, Robert De Niro, Sr.’s work was included in the Autumn Salon at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery along with that of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. The next year, he had his first solo exhibition at Guggenheim’s gallery, an extremely prestigious honor for the young figurative painter. But while De Niro continued to show at the highly regarded Charles Egan Gallery throughout the 1950s, his career began to slip out of the critical spotlight, and he struggled for recognition in subsequent decades. The HBO Documentary Films presentation REMEMBERING THE ARTIST ROBERT DE NIRO, SR., a deeply moving portrait of the painter told by those who knew him best. An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the film was directed by Perri Peltz (HBO’s “The Education of Dee Dee Ricks”) and Geeta Gandbhir (Emmy®-winning editor of HBO’s “If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise”).
Although we know little about Robert de Visee (c.1655-1733), he was an important figure in French Baroque music, both as chamber musician to Louis XIV and later as the guitar tutor of Louis XV. He published works, mostly in the form of suites of dances, for guitar, and for the lute and theorbo (a type of bass lute popular in the 17th century).
"Mythology" is a very classy offering, a symphonic new age journey style crossover album that falls into a category somewhere between Enigma, Deep Forest, Vangelis and Mike Oldfield. There are lush orchestrations and memorable themes, and melodies laced with great guitar and keyboard work all held together by wonderfully atmospheric vocals and vocal textures by the renowned soprano Catherine Foster. The album is split into three suites; “The Nordic Suite”, “Suite of the Ancients” and “The Americas Suite”, and contain titles like “The Return of the Longships”, “Aurora” and “Eagle Dancers”. These all imply a magical journey - and that’s just what you get here, lush evocative melodious music - a soundtrack for the mind and soul.