Lucy Gordan

Correggio and Parmigianino

Correggio's "Noli Me Tangere" in the Prado 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 [...]

By |2016-05-01T19:46:35+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , |

Fernando Botero and his Via Crucis

"The Crucifixion in Central Park" “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 [...]

By |2016-03-01T15:37:18+00:00Mar 1st, 2016|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , , |

Pope Francis on Art

In the Vatican Gardens, Pope Francis blesses two new statues by Argentine artist Alejandro Marmo (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) “Art must not discard anything or anybody. It’s like mercy.” Pope Francis, May 29, 2015 During a recent conversation with Monsignor Jacobone, he mentioned that on Saturday, February 18, 1984, in Rome’s Dominican church, Santa Maria [...]

By |2016-02-01T14:20:41+00:00Feb 1st, 2016|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Monsignor Iacobone: Editor and Author

The volume La Basilica di San Pietro is whose brainchild? Mons. Pasquale Iacobone: Our friends at the publisher FMR/UTET, Dr. Fabio Lazzari and Marco Castelluzzo, proposed the idea because they had access to an exceptional corpus of photographs of St. Peter’s by Aurelio Amendola. It included photographs he’d taken in the past, in particular of the [...]

By |2015-12-01T18:04:38+00:00Dec 1st, 2015|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , |

The Met's Christmas Tree and Crèche

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 Curator [...]

By |2015-12-01T17:23:29+00:00Dec 1st, 2015|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , , , |

Divine Beauty: From Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana

Here: The Maccabees (1857-63) by Antonio Ciseri for the Church of Santa Felicita in Florence   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 [...]

By |2015-11-01T14:43:07+00:00Nov 1st, 2015|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |