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Pack Your Bags and Put on Your Walking Shoes! “Art + Travel” Hits The Shelves Today

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  We’ve been touting the upcoming release of our new title, “Art + Travel Europe: Step Into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, for weeks now. Finally, this unique volume of historical backgrounds, local walking tours, museum reviews, and handy lists of fine eateries and accommodations has been released. At last, world travelers can pick up our trim, portable guidebook ... Read More »

After 400 Years, Caravaggio Is Once Again Emperor of Rome

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  When he died somewhere on the Tuscan coast in 1610, 38-year-old painter and provocateurMichelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had already brushed the heights of contemporary artistic fame, struggled through rejection by Roman patrons, fled the law after committing murder, and perhaps found his way back into the aristocracy’s good graces. Somewhere between this talented troublemaker’s first and second acts, death ... Read More »

More Caravaggio CSI: Did Lead Paints Make Him Mad as a Hatter?

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  We dig deep into the life of Caravaggio in our forthcoming “Art + Travel: Step into The Lives of Five Famous Painters”. We follow where he worked, where he lived, where he reveled, and where his work can be found amid the chapels and monuments of Rome. As cultural guides, it’s no problem. But as to what killed the ... Read More »

A Trio of Masterpieces Await at Caravaggio’s Contarelli Chapel

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  Yes, of all the artists profiled in our upcoming title, “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, Caravaggio is the most randy, rough, and dangerous of the bunch. A playboy, bon vivant, and murderer, Caravaggio’s taste a facility for sin has become almost as famous as his ability with a paintbrush. It’s interesting, then, ... Read More »

Caravaggio’s Friends and Foes Gather at London’s Whitfield Galleries

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  With a reputation as a genius of oils, a bon vivant, and a brawler, Michelangelo Merisi, known more popularly as Caravaggio, was bound to attract as many admirers as haters, as many compatriots as foes. Cleverly, a London-based gallery specializing in Old Masters, Whitfield Fine Arts, has collected the Roman master of chiaroscuro’s most fervent followers and detractors under ... Read More »

Experience “Starry Night” Through Our New “Art + Travel” Guidebook

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  Just like that wonderful day in high school when the yearbooks arrived, our offices are filled with excitement and the smell of freshly bound pages as our newest title, “Art + Travel: Step Into the Lives of Five Famous Painters” were dropped off this morning. A unique tour through five European culture capitals, “Art + Travel” walks you through ... Read More »

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