“Are You Ready To Move Mountains?”

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“Are You Ready To Move Mountains?” Interview with Eduardo Verastegui, Mexican Actor and Hollywood Producer From a little town in Northern Mexico, Eduardo Verastegui has made the American dream a reality: he became a Hollywood star, rich, famous and successful. Then one day he realized he didn’t want to be part of the negative stereotype […]

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Correggio and Parmigianino

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Art in Parma in the 16th Century For the general exhibition-going public, Italian Renaissance art — and especially the art of the 16th century — tends to revolve around three great centers: Florence, Venice, and Rome. Instead, “Correggio and Parmigianino” — on at Rome’s Scuderie until June 26th — aims to celebrate a remarkable yet […]

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Fernando Botero and his Via Crucis

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“Art is a spiritual, immaterial respite from the hardships of life.” —Fernando Botero Born in Medellín, Colombia, on April 19, 1932, Fernando Bot­ero, whose signature style, also known as “Boterismo,” depicts overly rotund human figures both in his paintings and in his sculptures, is one of today’s most prolific and beloved artists. His works are […]

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The Met’s Christmas Tree and Crèche

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On a visit to New York just before Christmas, our Art Editor Lucy Gordan visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and spoke with European Sculpture Curator Dr. Wolfram Koeppe. Dr. Koeppe, what exactly is your position at the Museum and how long have you worked here? Dr. Wolfram Koeppe: My title is Marina Kellen French […]

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Divine Beauty: From Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana

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  At the press preview of the exhibition “Divine Beauty,” on at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi through January 24, 2016, Giuseppe Cardinal Bettori referred to a benchmark sermon given by Pope Paul VI to a group of artists on May 7, 1964. The Holy Father had said, “We must re-establish the friendship between the Church and […]

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A unique exhibition

The Archives of the Venerable Archconfraternity of Misericordia in Florence.

On until April 27 in the Neoclassical, chandeliered Sala Bianca (White Hall) of the Palatine Gallery in Florence’s Pitti Palace, where fashion shows are usually held, is a first-of-its kind exhibition, “Una volta nella vita: Tesori dagli archivi e dalle biblioteche di Firenze” (“Once in a Lifetime: Treasures from the Archives and Libraries in Florence”). […]

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The Leading Rome-Born Renaissance Painter

SIgned and dated  by the painter, The Madonna Nursing the Baby Jesus (1464) is the earliest known work by Antoniazzo Romano.

On display until February 2 on the ground floor of the majestic Palazzo Barberini, built by Maffei Barberini for his family beginning in 1623 when he was elected Pope Urban VIII, and today home to one of the Eternal City’s most important painting collections, is “Antoniazzo Romano: Pictor Urbis.” It’s the first monographic exhibition ever […]

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Bernini: The Popes’ Artist in Baroque Rome

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the most famous and important sculptor in 17th century Europe, but he was also a recognized architect, painter, events organizer, poet and playwright. He was born in Naples, Italy, on December 7, 1598, to a Mannerist sculptor, Pietro Bernini, originally from near Florence, and his wife, Angelica Galante, a Neapolitan. He […]

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Quilling: Devotional Creations from Cloistered Orders

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The super-elegant Italian industrialist and principal shareholder of the FIAT Motor Company, Giovanni Agnelli (1921-2003), better known as “Gianni,” and his widow Marella, were avid art patrons and collectors. He bequeathed their extraordinary collection of paintings to his birthplace, which is also the headquarters of FIAT: the city of Turin. The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Mar­ella […]

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The True Image Polar Star of the New Evangelization

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Facebook of heaven for the Word that became flesh. A new Mount Tabor for a divided Christianity. Reference point of return for the formerly Christian nations: the human face of God “Truth is a person“ – Nicolàs Gómez Dávila By Paul Badde In October 2011, at the baptism of our latest granddaughter Josephine, we discovered […]

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