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News: Attempt to Uncover Da Vinci Mystery

Peter Paul Rubens's copy of The Battle of Anghiari

  Leonardo da Vinci was an impatient genius who often went after projects with unbridled voracity only to abandon them when new ideas caught his attention. Or in the case of the fresco, Battle of Anghiari, when irritating difficulties presented themselves.   In 1504, Leonardo was commissioned to paint a fresco in the Hall of Five Hundred in the Palazzo ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…Musica dei Popoli

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  Musica dei Popoli means music of the people in Italian and every year, for the past 30 years, this music festival has striven to bring folk music from around the world to Florence, into a culture that can be quite insular.   Hosted by the Florentine Center for Folk Traditions, this festival is one of the most popular on ... Read More »

New York’s Met and Morgan Keep Old Florence Vs. Rome Rivalry Alive

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  A fascinating little piece in the New York Times today looks at the once-contentious relationship between the Renaissance arts scenes of Florence and Rome through two current exhibitions just a few neighborhoods away from each other in Manhattan. While Rome is represented in one corner by the Morgan Museum & Library’s Rome After Raphael exhibition, which features a slew ... Read More »

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