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 ...

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 ...