What is the connection between modern motivation and ancient hope? Part 1 – 71Bait

Is there a connection between motivation and hope? And do we need to know about it? Let us immediately dismiss ideas like that of a Russian proverb: “In the realm of hope there is no winter.” We need not speak of hope as mere wishful thinking. Let’s talk about something much more powerful and substantial. … Read more

The forgotten artist who chronicled the Renaissance – 71Bait

Those interested in Renaissance art will quickly become familiar with the name of Giorgio Vasari, Florentine architect, artist and art historian. His 1568 compilation “Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects” is the most important written source for the history of art of this time. Many of the leading Italian artists of the … Read more

Holistic methods get to the bottom of the long COVID – 71Bait

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a threat to public safety and health around the world. The outbreak and spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) claimed lives around the world. Long COVID is a term used to describe post-COVID symptoms that can persist despite recovering from COVID-19 infection. These symptoms vary from … Read more

Creating vivid, imaginative and innocent worlds: illustrator Maxfield Parrish – 71Bait

“There seem to be magical days once in a while, with a rare quality of light that enchants a body.” – Maxfield Parrish Maxfield Parrish’s art was enjoyed by millions during his lifetime, thanks to 20th-century innovations in color printing and mass distribution. Parrish became a household name as he found widespread success with his … Read more

The fascinating story behind hunting lures, an American folk art form – 71Bait

Lures originate from human efforts to attract waterfowl. Whether hunting with nets, traps, or firearms, hunters valued decoys just as much as boats, blinds, and shotguns. As weapons improved and populations increased in the late 19th century, more people hunted waterfowl for food and sport, and demand for bait grew. The art of the lure … Read more

The fascinating story behind hunting lures, an American folk art form – 71Bait

Lures originate from human efforts to attract waterfowl. Whether hunting with nets, traps, or firearms, hunters valued decoys just as much as boats, blinds, and shotguns. As weapons improved and populations increased in the late 19th century, more people hunted waterfowl for food and sport, and demand for bait grew. The art of the lure … Read more