The Renaissance rebranding of Italy

Jul 19, 2016

The Renaissance rebranding of Italy

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Every country tries to find an image that its people can believe in and unite around. Britain recently decided to become an island in its own right instead of a “Continental” country, tied mainly to the European Union. Japan, meanwhile, still seems caught between ...

Mar 9, 2015

Vatican receives ransom demand for stolen Michelangelo letters

The Vatican said on Sunday it had received a ransom demand for the return of two rare documents written by Renaissance master Michelangelo that were stolen from its archives nearly 20 years ago. The theft of the two documents — one a letter including ...

A Michelangelo appetizer

Oct 9, 2013

A Michelangelo appetizer

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This has been quite a year for fans of Renaissance art in Japan, with all three of its giants — Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and now Michelangelo — featuring in exhibitions. While the da Vinci show was weak in content and the Raphael quite ...