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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Renaissance portraiture at the Met, geometric explosions (or are they implosions?) at the Asia Society, and a painter who bucked a trend at the National Academy. The holidays may be upon us, but there's still plenty to do in New York. Here's what we're looking at this week.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Stephen Greenblatt tells how one ancient manuscript, brought to light after a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern looks at the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius, sparked the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
By Brian Wise
LaGuardia High School, best known as the school upon which the movie and TV show "Fame" was based, is about to get its first Renaissance music club. Kids will learn instruments like the crumhorn and recorder.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
Listen up, stoop sale perusers and junk junkies: a painting that had been stashed behind a couch in Buffalo might be the work of Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo.
Saturday, April 23, 2005
When Mel Gibson was making The Passion of the Christ, he modeled the Crucifixion scene on paintings by Caravaggio. Caravaggio, the Baroque master, made the sufferings of Jesus and the saints vividly believable. But Caravaggio didn't live like a saint — or even like Mel Gibson. Peter Crimmins learned how ...