Vatican tries to woo back the art world
Date: 26 Nov 2009 | Views: 2578
Pope Benedict has invited international artists, sculptors, architects, musicians, film directors and even a solitary Italian prima ballerina to meet him under the soaring vaulted ceiling of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel in the Vatican on Saturday to begin a new dialogue between the Catholic Church and the arts. More...
Great Works: Still Life with Peaches (c AD50) Anon
Date: 21 Nov 2009 | Views: 6791
Classical art is often given a classic status. The works of the ancient Greeks and Romans have been taken up by many later artists as supreme examples. At least that's true of their statues and buildings. But when it comes to paintings, there's a problem. Very little remains, and what remains is puzzling. More...
Damien Hirst: 'Anyone can be Rembrandt'
Date: 19 Nov 2009 | Views: 2919
Since he made his name in the early 90s, Damien Hirst has been less an artist than head of a multinational. In the process, he's earned an absolute fortune, if not critical respect. But why should he care? More...
Is This a Michelangelo?
Date: 2 Nov 2009 | Views: 2924
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Young Archer is a marble Renaissance youth with an amazing backstory: Thirteen years ago, it was declared by NYU’s Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt to be an early work of Michelangelo himself. More...
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