Who Was Chiron?
Chiron (Chironte in Italian) was the centaur entrusted with the education of the young Achilles by his mother Thetys.
A rare example of a wise centaur (as opposed to the usually debauched type) he was able to teach his protégé skills ranging from music to the knowledge of medicinal herbs to the art of war. It was his particular ability to balance the rational and the natural that made him a model teacher. Later, in the Christian story of St. Anthony Abbot (founder of monasticism), an aged Anthony is led to St. Paul the Hermit by a centaur and a satyr; I would like to believe it was the same Chiron who guided the first monk through the desert.
Essays and publication excerpts on history, theory, and historical reconstructions.
Online courses, new interpretations of the classical orders, etc.
a free course now archived online at edX
Arguments about aesthetics, artistic practice, and the design process.
The Artist's Hand
In Praise of Mediocrity
This page is the portal to academic research by David Mayernik, dedicated to informing the contemporary classical renaissance in art and architecture. For some images associated with his research, go here. Here you'll find two parallel avenues of academic culture: one is about the scholarly and theoretical context within which a classical artist in the Renaissance tradition works; the other, the Academy itself, is a place for the practice of art within that tradition. Federico Zuccaro called them disegno interno and disegno esterno.
a free course by David Mayernik now archived online at edX