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Thoughts on a Weekend in Venice

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Marshall Fine

Venice outstripped any expectations I might have brought to the experience. It was far more cinematic than any movie could do justice to.

The Words of a Creative Genius

Alex Schattner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

I like to help Alex out sometimes -- whisper sweet somethings into his ear. He needs me to puff up his creativity, and balance his sanity. We can't have him going off the deep end, can we?

Southern, Queer, Beautiful and a Total Pageant Queen (Part 1)

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Randall Smith, owner of Renaissance Pageants, stepped out of his luxury sedan, flawlessly dressed. In the backseat of his car sat several big boxes. I asked if they were crowns and trophies. 'No,' he said. They were products.

The Moon, China's Mirror

David Gosset | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
David Gosset

This was the first spacecraft to soft-land on lunar surface since Luna-24 launched on August 9, 1976. After the USSR and the U.S. China has become a leading player in the exploration of space and the country will certainly decide to build a permanent lunar station.

The Return of the Blood Libel: Can Art Stop the Hemorrhaging of Hate?

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

You might shake your head at this grim piece of history and then be comforted that those hate-driven persecutions were rooted in a primitive bygone era. But think again.

Choreographing Consciousness and Galvanizing Creativity

Lia Chavez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

Just as nature utilizes storms to collect disparate energies and ecologically regenerate, so also the artist synthesizes the complexities of human experience in the encounter with wholeness known as Art.

The Current State of Muralism (Part I)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The spirit of the Mexican Revolution changed the perception of artists and shifted it to represent ideological works for the people instead of a group of elitist patrons. And so began the Mexican Muralist Renaissance, which coincidentally was in direct opposition to modern art practiced in Europe and the United States at the time.

Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Although I am used to looking at contemporary art -- which often broadcasts its messages with great immediacy -- I found myself slowing down and scanning the 15-century works on view in their entirety, hoping for more subtle moments.

Art Contributed to the Christian-Jewish Divide, and Art Can Heal it

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Bernard Starr

From its very beginnings Christianity sought separation from Judaism. No small task since Christianity arose from Jewish prophesies and a connection to the Jewish Davidic line, which, according to the Torah, would produce the Messiah.

Seeking The Next Michelangelo: Religious Art Gets An Update

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion

FLORENCE, Italy (RNS) Set in a luscious park along the banks of the Arno River, an art school is trying to revive the tradition of sacred art that mad...

The Confucius Institutes and the Chinese Renaissance

David Gosset | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
David Gosset

The development of the Confucius Institutes should not be interpreted as a mere linguistic phenomenon, it reveals six of the main features defining the Chinese renaissance.

Rembrandt, Jews and Jesus: Putting Judaism Back in the Picture

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts
Bernard Starr

The artworks of Medieval and Renaissance painters will stand forever as masterpieces. But there are omissions and misrepresentations of biblical history in the depictions and content, which enormously impact the Christianity and Judaism divide.

Back to the Future: Ancient Beauty Secrets

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 09.14.2013 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

One of the things I love most about being in the beauty industry is that it really is the best blend of art and science. It's essential to evolve, and be completely engaged with the global beauty scene.

Deformity-Causing Disorder Seen In Bones Of Renaissance Family

natureheader | Traci Watson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

As the wealthy rulers of Tuscany and patrons of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, the Medicis were the 'first family' of the Italian Renaissance. But all...

Jeanne Marchig and Leonardo da Vinci: Two Polish Connections

Simon Hewitt | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Jeanne Marchig will be remembered as the ageing animal-lover who took Christie's to court over a Leonardo.

The Platypus: Crivelli's "Saint James Major" at the Brooklyn Museum

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Let me share with you a doubt. My doubt is that visual art has all that much of an impact on history. have written many of the essays you've been reading as if art had something to say, and as if it were important. And I believe, more or less - on good days -- that something like this is true.

A Donatello Restored

Susan Jaques | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Donatello's role in the birth of the Florentine Renaissance along with those of colleagues like Ghiberti and Brunelleschi is the focus of The Springtime of the Renaissance: Sculpture and the Arts in Florence 1400-1460 on view through August 18.

Theatre of the World: Vienna's New Chamber of Art

Susan Jaques | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Today, Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II's prized possessions along with those of his art-loving Habsburg relatives reside at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. After a decade-long closure, the museum's refurbished Kunstkammer reopened March 1.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Judaism in Medieval and Renaissance Art

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

In every gallery I was surrounded by paintings that featured a cast of characters and lavish settings that bore no resemblance to the world that Jesus and his followers inhabited. Every wall greeted me with blond, fair-skinned European figures.

Searching for Donne

Gabrielle Linnell | Posted 04.02.2013 | College
Gabrielle Linnell

Donne's Song is in some ways a nonsense poem or, as the Wizard Howl discovers, a list of impossible tasks, attempting to misogynistically prove the infidelity of beautiful women.

From Renaissance to Renaissance

Eric X. Li | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Eric X. Li

As the West led the world in what has been propagated as inexorable progress towards the universal ideal, those early voices of the Renaissance were silenced. Perhaps the contemporary renaissance in the East could serve to reawaken the West.

"Treasurer of the Art": Veronese in Florida

Susan Jaques | Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts
Susan Jaques

About Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese, 17th-century writer Marco Boschini raved: "He is the treasurer of the art and of the colors. This is not painting -- it is magic that casts a spell on people who see it produced."

New Look Inside Warrior's Tomb Reveals Mystery Amputation

Posted 11.26.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/21/2012 04:03 PM EST on LiveScience A noble-but-brutal Renaissance warrior who fell ...

The Art of Angels

Robert Maynord | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Robert Maynord

The Offering of Angels is now touring four museums in the United States. Currently the exhibit is at the Chazen Museum in Madison, Wisconsin, and next it will travel to the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia.

Art Exhibits at LACMA and the Getty: Invasion of Saints and Angels

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Virtually simultaneously, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center have unveiled major exhibitions celebrating the legacy of two towering figures of Italian art.