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Caravaggio in Chicago

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If all our talk of our upcoming guide to Art + Travel Europe has you thirsting to see the real thing, then you’re in luck–well, at least if you live in Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Windy City’s premier art museum, is currently hosting Caravaggio’s 1601 masterpiece Read More »

Digging into Caravaggio’s Death

A detail from Caravaggio's 'Entombment of Christ', 1602

For the artist Caravaggio, life could be as dark and violent as his paintings. For a while he was the most famous artist in Rome, but he died penniless and alone, on his way to Rome after years on the run. According to historians, the artist was hoping for a pardon for murder of a rival, an and end to ... Read More »

News: Code Found in Mona Lisa’s Eyes

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  After the Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda in Europe, was subjected to hyper-magnification, it has been discovered that two letters were painted onto each of the mysterious woman’s eyes. In the right eye, the letters LV are visible, which can be presumed refer to the artist’s initials, Leonardo da Vinci. In the left eye are letters much more intriguing, ... Read More »

News: Bacchus, Up Close and Personal

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The company that captured a high-res version of Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper three years ago is back at it again, this time at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. HAL9000, a company specializing in art photography, has created new multi-billion-pixel images of Bacchus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, Eleanor of ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

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  Celebrations World Cup Finale – This weekend, the eyes of the world will be focused on South Africa as the month long World Cup comes to a close. Once again, two European teams will battle for first place; last World Cup four years ago saw a gripping, head-butting, finale between France and Italy while this year The Netherlands and ... Read More »

2 Days In: Malta, Italy

Caravaggio at St. John's

  A distant shore, a desperate man, the promise of redemption, in other words, just another year in the life of the painter and rogue, Caravaggio.   In 1607, in an attempt to outrun the law, Baroque painter Caravaggio headed south to Naples. The year before, Caravaggio had killed a man in a bar brawl in Rome and fled to ... Read More »

Where “The Hangover 2″ Should Hang Out: Our International Picks

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  To absolutely no one’s surprise, recent reports have it that “The Hangover”—the raunchy, dizzy Las-Vegas-based gross-out flick that quickly became the most profitable comedy in box-office history—is going to be giving birth to a sequel, set to debut late this year. Already, rumors have it that the second round of mystery and debauchery will take place in Thailand—a logical ... Read More »

See the Sistine Chapel … Without Ever Leaving Home

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  Being travel guides, we always advocate putting your heels to the pavement and seeking out art, music and film locations yourself. Flipping through a coffee-table book of Caravaggios naturally pales in comparison to seeing his Contarelli Chapel murals up close and in person. But even we have to admit that one can’t see every worthwhile piece of art or ... Read More »

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