If you are able to head to Boston, Massachusetts, this summer be sure to catch the Samurai! exhibit at the MFA. It looks very well done indeed.
The Guggenheim Museum’s early Modernist masterpieces are to be reframed in older, traditionalist gilt frames which better match their originals.
As part of this year’s French May celebrations, the Macau Museum of Art will present Napoleon and the Decorative Arts: Treasures of the Imperial Palaces, from 18 April to 14 July.
Excavations at Israel’s Hamei Yoav Reveal Byzantine Wine Press and Lantern Shaped Like a Church
Authorities Responisible for Xi’an (ancient Chang’an) Propose to Demolish Significant Parts of Xingjiao Temple in order to secure World Heritage Recogntition. This would seem to be a severe misunderstanding of the definition of world heritage…..
Here is the video I mentioned about Michelangelo’s reformist beliefs and the tomb of Pope Julius II produced by U.S. Public Broadcasting:
Sorry I could not figure out how to embed it.
The latest on Picasso’s Le Reve, number two on the documentary list of most expensive paintings in the film below.
Here is a link full of digitized primary documents to do with the ground-breaking 1913 Armory Show, which in many ways introduced Modernism to the U.S.:
Princess Pauline Borghese, Napoleon Bonaparte’s younger sister, was one of the fascinating women of the early 19th century. She was also the subject of what I think is Antonio Canova’s best sculpture, which today is in the Galleria Borghese.
I was put in mind of her today because a pair of her shoes have recently been found in the collections of the University of Aberdeen.