The Renaissance rebranding of Italy

Art Jul 19, 2016

The Renaissance rebranding of Italy

by C.B. Liddell

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

Art Oct 9, 2013

A Michelangelo appetizer

by C.B. Liddell

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 ...