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Mantegna and Bellini – Berlin exhibition review

I may be at my happiest when I am looking at Venetian art. Bellini rates amongst my favourites alongside Giorgione and Lorenzo Lotto (an odd combination, but I have my reasons). Having missed the exhibit dedicated to Mantegna and Bellini in London last Fall, I took advantage of the opportunity to see its Berlin iteration on a recent business trip to the German city. Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini were almost the same age, and were brothers-in-law; the show is dedicated to their artistic re...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Washington, Berlin, Museum, Italy, Venice, Mars, National Gallery, Christ, Isabella, Art History, Exhibition Review, Mantua, Andrea

The Getty Digital Archive Expands to 135,000 Free Images: Download High Resolution Scans of Paintings, Sculptures, Photographs & Much Much More

J. Paul Getty was not a billionaire known for his generosity. But since his death, the Getty Trust and complex of Getty museums in L.A. have carried forth in a more magnanimous spirit, ostensibly adhering to values that transcend their founder: “service, philanthropy, teaching, and access.” A collection first gathered for private investment and consumption (sometimes under a cloud of scandal) has expanded into galleries that millions pass through every year; a Conservation Institute dedicated t...
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Two Panels Of Mantegna Painting Reunited For First Time In At Least 300 Years

The lower half of the 1492 diptych, titled The Descent of Christ Into Limbo, has been owned by a private collector since 2003; the upper panel, The Resurrection of Christ, belongs to the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo and was only recently identified as Andrea Mantegna’s work. The pair will be displayed together beginning next month at the National Gallery in London.
Tags: Art, Christ, Visual, Bergamo, Andrea Mantegna, Accademia Carrara, 11.27.18, Descent of Christ Into Limbo

Accademia Carrara in Bergamo Discovers $30 Million Mantegna in Storage

A painting that sat for more than 100 years in the basement of the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo will be credited as a work by master Andrea Mantegna, placing its value at around $30 million. “It’s a wonderful surprise,” says Dr.Keith Christiansen, John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of the Department of European Paintings at the Met. “An absolutely top-quality work by […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Mantegna, Bergamo, Andrea Mantegna, Accademia Carrara, Keith Christiansen John Pope Hennessy

That Jesus Painting In The Museum Basement Turned Out To Be A $30 Million Mantegna

"A painting that spent more than a century in the storerooms of a provincial Italian museum will be attributed Wednesday to one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. The attribution to Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) has the backing of Keith Christiansen of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the world's leading expert on […]
Tags: Art, New York, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Visual, Mantegna, Andrea Mantegna, Keith Christiansen, 05.21.18

Andrea Mantegna's "Resurrection."

"From 1456 to 1459, Mantegna devoted himself to the monumental altarpiece commissioned by Gregorio Correr, abbot of the Benedictine monastery of San Zeno in Verona."(Click to enlarge and see many amazing details. I especially like the specificity in the faces and demeanor of the roused soldiers and the stylized radiations surrounding Jesus.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Art, Law, Jesus, Benedictine, Mantegna, San Zeno, Ann Althouse, Andrea Mantegna, Gregorio Correr, Verona Click

Art Dealer And Collector Eugene V. Thaw Dead At 90

"'I can't create the objects I crave to look at,' he [once] said, 'so I collect them.' ... His personal collection featured more than 400 drawings, including rare works by Goya, Van Gogh and Andrea Mantegna and price-setting items by Rembrandt and Samuel Palmer. But he insisted that 'great art collecting need not be based […]
Tags: Art, People, Rembrandt, Eugene, Samuel Palmer, Andrea Mantegna, 01.08.18, Goya Van Gogh

10 Reasons to Visit Padua

Amongst cities in the Veneto, Venice takes center stage. But in nearby Padua, visitors can enjoy important art and architecture without jostling hordes of tourists. Padua (Padova in Italian) is easily accessible by train from Venice and rich with its own historical splendor. It is home to one of the oldest universities in the world, a traditional open market, canals, churches and endless arcaded streets fit for wandering. Magnificent art aside, one of Padua’s greatest gifts is its authenticity. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Wikipedia, Rome, Unesco, Italy, Vatican, Venice, Christ, Anthony, Dante, Piazza, James, Odeo, Botanical Garden, George

Borondo and a Blood Battle in Berlin About His Mural

A recent mural by Street Artist and fine artist Borondo in the neighborhood of Tegel in Berlin has drawn some attention because of its potentially uncomfortable associations and imagery. Sponsored by Urban Nation as part of their "One Wall" initiative of bringing many large murals to neighborhoods across the city, this one has engaged the ire of at least a portion of the community it appears in. Borondo for Urban Nation this spring (UN) in the Tegel section of Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo) A so-...
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Google has built a virtual museum (GOOG)

Google has created a virtual museum. The Californian search giant has launched a major overhaul for an unusual app: Google Arts & Culture. Available on both iOS and Android, it contains images of art from thousands of artists, historical images and documents, and virtual tours of culturally significant locations around the world. It's all thrown together in a kind of miscellany, with no obvious utilitarian purpose. Much like a traditional museum, in fact. You can take a "virtual tour" (using Goo...
Tags: Google, Greece, Trends, Rome, Pakistan, Google Cardboard, London England, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Sydney Australia, Washington DC USA, National Gallery of Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Andrea Mantegna

10 Museums Around the World for Your Bucket List

There are so many museums across the world that warrant a mention on this list, but the ones included below are some of the most inspiring, educational, fun-filled and popular. So, in no particular order of merit, here are 10 museums around the world for your bucket list. Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney Australian National Maritime Museum Sydney’s most-visited museum charts the marine life of Australia and is everything a modern museum should be – entertaining and informative. It...
Tags: Travel, London, Australia, US, Things To Do, Washington Dc, Paris, Mexico City, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Sydney, Smithsonian, Raphael, Rembrandt, North America, Madrid

Sperm Count: What is the Difference Between a Gang Bang and an Orgy?

What is the difference between a gang bang and an orgy? On first glance it would seem that an orgy is a far more easy going communal activity, while a gang bang has connotations of something more aggressive, particularly because of the words "gang" and "bang." Merriam-Webster, for instance, defines gang as "a group of criminals" and "bang" as "a resounding blow" while "orgy" is defined as "a wild party and especially one in which many people have sex together." So there's a long road to hoe be...
Tags: News, Huffington Post, Francis Levy, Merriam Webster, Timothy Leary, Andrea Mantegna

How To Bike Your Way Through Two Italian Cities

The balance between cost and effectiveness is excellent. The Po Valley—stretching along the course of the Po River in northern Italy, and including the regions of Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia- Romagna and Veneto—is an ideal destination for a biking vacation. It is lled with art cities and is not very demanding in terms of physical preparation, making it perfect for those who want to combine cultural visits with exploration of the largest river valley in southern Europe. Two of the places to visit...
Tags: Europe, Unesco, House, Italy, Huffington Post, Dante, Piazza, Gonzaga, Mantua, Jessica Kane, Lombardy, Mantegna, Veneto, Po Valley, Ducal Palace, Ravenna

22 incredible images of Mantua

Mantua , located in the Italian region of Lombardy, was recently named the 2016 Italian Capital of Culture. Together with Sabbioneta, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has remained untouched. If you’re still not convinced about visiting, well,… check out the images below. Mantua can be reached from Milan by train in just under two hours or from Verona Airport, 33 km away. From there, Sabbioneta is just over 30 minutes by car or by bus, which runs regularly even on weekends. All photos are f...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Milan, City, Italia, Giants, Italian, Unesco World Heritage Site, Piazza, All, Trip Planning, Mantua, Lombardy, Lombardia, Sabbioneta, Erbe

Why is it called Good Friday?

"The Crucifixion," painted by Andrea Mantegna in 1457-1459 A.D. for the altarpiece at the Basilica of San Zeno in Verona, Italy, now hangs in the Louvre in Paris. Today millions of Christians worldwide observe the somber holy day of Good Friday, which commemorates the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus.
Tags: Paris, Louvre, Verona Italy, Andrea Mantegna, Basilica of San Zeno