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Museum and a Show

By Isaac Carreon, Marist Italy MA 2014-15

Naturally, museums are places of scholarly pursuit and to some degree a visitor is expecting to learn something they did not previously know. 485 more words

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Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574)

The Mutilation of Uranus by Saturn, 16th century

Cronus (Saturn) castrating his father Uranus.



Ubi maior minor cessat

“(Delli artefici nostri) chi biasima gli scorti son color che non li sanno fare,
e per alzar se stessi vanno abassando altrui.”

Giorgio Vasari, Vite, … 228 more words

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Michelangelo's David ~The World's Most Admired Male Nude

Yes, it has been a long hiatus, since I wrote here.

What better way to begin writing, than by penning down my admiration for Michelangelo’s David at Florence. 656 more words


Зеркала Палаццо Веккьо

В жанре не отходя от кассы, пока стекло ещё горячо, и продолжая тему “итальянских зеркал” (и их отсутствия), хотелось бы задержать внимание ещё на минуточку и быстро-быстро показать те несколько зеркал, которые мы в этом году нарыли в т.н.  57 more words

Mirrors In Art

Mirrors of Palazzo Veccio

I have finished the previous posting, about (relative lack of) mirrors in Italian art with a promise to tell about the ones we found during our last trip to Italy.   1,871 more words

Mirrors In Art Works

Ceiling Decoration, Palazzo Vecchio

Title: Ceiling Decoration, Palazzo Vecchio

Creator: Giorgio Vasari

Date: 1560

Materials/Technique: fresco

Repository: Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

Description: Commissioned by the Medici family, this large work by Vasari contains many types of religious and pagan imagery customized towards Florentine events and the artist featured individual portraits of the four humors (Oxford Art n.d.). 233 more words

Giorgio Vasari