Illuminations: Treasures of the Middle Ages from BBC
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.
I am a bit belated, but here are a series of links on NYC’s Grand Central in commemoration of its 100th birthday:
Celebrating Grand Central, Then and Now (this one is not to be missed for its pdf of the relevant pages of the NY Times on opening day)
Faberge: Legacy of Imperial Russia at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (6 February-29 April 2013
The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia at the Hong Kong Museum of History (30 January-13 May 2013)
A Hundred Chinese Paintings from the Hong Kong Museum of Art (22 March to 30 October 2013)
Photograph of 19th Century African-American Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Discovered by the Walters Art Museum
Click this link and try to find the border collie:
Any excuse to hone observation is a welcome one!
A University of Virginia Professor has generated computer simulations of ancient Rome (circa 320 CE) according to the latest evidence.
A video of the 2.2 version:
Apparently there is also a “3D Paris” project in the works which will allow that city to be explored across the ages:
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