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Monthly archive January, 2015
Monumental Works of Piero Di Cosimo At National Gallery of Art

Monumental Works of Piero Di Cosimo At National Gallery of Art

Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented of paintings by the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522) premieres at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this Sunday, February 1 through May 3, 2015. Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence will showcase some 44 of the artist’s most compelling works....
War & Art.  Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage During World War I

War & Art. Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage During World War I

During the First World War even Italy’s historical and artistic heritage became a powerful propaganda tool for the country affected by the war. The art and beauty destroyed during air raids or land battles were further proof of the “enemy’s barbarity.” The planned or accidental destruction of artistic monuments had already been condemned by France...

Addio Mario!

Mourners pay final respects to Mario Cuomo. Photo: @reuterspictures http://t.co/xdERDzldlx pic.twitter.com/vL10tkb9Ia — TIME.com (@TIME) January 6, 2015