--Salome with Head of John the Baptist, Caravaggio _____________________ The Greek's Trojan horse is often considered to be the first example of special operations warfare, but the biblical story of David and Goliath predates the Trojan experience by several thousand years.David was a simple shepherd who qualified annually with his sling. Show More Summary
Sometimes, a photo is so perfectly framed it could be a painting. This is definitely the case with this photo of a fist fight in Ukrainian parliament, which could probably be hanging on a gallery wall next to a Caravaggio and most people...Show More Summary
David with the Head of Goliath by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Stormy Landscape with Jupiter, Mercury, Philemon and Baucis by Peter Paul Rubens, both in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, are the latest recipients of a conservation grant from the Getty Foundation. They join the spectacular Ghent Altarpiece and Giorgio Vasari’s The Last Supper, [...]
Inspired by a Caravaggio painting of the vain Greek, designer Sebastian Errazuriz created the Narcissus Desk. Made from a restored 19th century French table, he cut out a half moon in one side and replaced the top with mirror. The result is a workspace in which you can stare at yourself all day long. READ MORE »
The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles is awarding a grant of ?300,000 (roughly $416,000 US) to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (KHM) for the conservation of two great masterpieces by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens. Show More Summary
Father Zerafa receiving an award inthe S Lorenzo chapel in Palermo by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor After downloading Daniel Silva's recent mystery which involves a fictional attempt recover Caravaggio's Palermo Nativity, I emailed Father Marius Zerafa to ask him if he'd be reading Silva's thriller. Show More Summary
Caravaggio's Nativity (Palermo) by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor-in-ChiefDaniel Silva, author of 14 books featuring the art restorer-Israeili assassin Gabriel Alon, features the theft of Caravaggio's Nativity in his new book, The Heist, to be published July 15. Show More Summary
Chiara Longo and Gareth Harris report for The Art Newspaper in "Caravaggio to be buried in Tuscan Memorial Park" that the reputed remains of the 16th century artist found in a church four years ago will be interned on his birthday (July...Show More Summary
Committee to Save Cooper Union lawsuit fundraiser reaches goal, no restaurant for the 9/11 Museum, more art sales to fund museum expansions, Caravaggio gets a new tomb, and more from the week in art news.
Here’s where the Caravaggio of Crawford, Texas, creates his post-presidential artworks, according to a feature in the new Architectural Digest.
Father Marius Zerafa in Amelia before the conference by Catherine Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor Amelia, Umbria -- The Reverend Dr. Marius Zerafa spoke on “The Theft and Ransom of Caravaggio’s St. Jerome Writing from the Co-Cathedral of St. Show More Summary
The remains of 17th century painter Caravaggio were discovered in 2010 in Porto Ercole, Tuscany. Now, 404 years after his death, the artist will be laid to rest where he was found, and a monumental funerary park will be erected in his honor. READ MORE »
Luca Larenza Fall 2014–Belgian model Olivier Langhendries goes back to nature in a new shoot showing off the fall 2014 collection of Luca Larenza. Situated amongst a healthy crop of vegetables, there’s more than a hint of Caravaggio in the way that Langhendries is captured by photographer Giuseppe Yuma Migliaccio. Show More Summary
The panel on "The Vulnerabilities of Sacred Art in Situ" will highlight these issues:The Theft and Ransom of Caravaggio’s “St. Jerome Writing”, Co-Cathedral of St. JohnRev. Dr. Marius Zerafa, O.P. S.T.L., Lect. Th., A.R. Hist. S., Dr. Show More Summary
For anyone with a set of working eyes, the 1985 music video for Mick Jagger and David Bowie's campy cover of Motown classic "Dancing In The Street" is a work of art on the same level as Caravaggio's 'The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist,' Ingmar Bergman's five+ hours long Fanny And Alexander, or those Dr. Show More Summary
The National Gallery of Ireland's "The Taking of Christ"Caravaggio, 1602 by Catherine Sezgin, ARCA Blog EditorJonathan Harr's The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece (Random House, New York, 2005) -- includes the story...Show More Summary
Kit Harington, the pretty little Caravaggio model who was cast to be placid and pouty as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has a profile in the June issue of Rolling Stone. In it we learn all kinds of facts: Harington pretends not to know who Ryan Gosling is, he hates Downton Abbey and his relative invented the flushable toilet! Read more...
The Cardsharps by Caravaggio (c.1594) This is via My Daily Art Display where a series is beginning on Georges de la Tour. He was greatly inspired by Caravaggio, who is a favorite of mine (more than de la Tour, I'm afraid). Go take aShow More Summary
This article concentrates on understanding the course of Caravaggio?s first eighteen months in Rome, and attempts to review the environment in which he gained recognition by dint of the support of the few who tolerated him, despite a character that was fundamentally at odds with all around. Show More Summary
He never had a chance. Three men held him down while a fourth sliced his face. Afterwards, he was almost unrecognizable. They could have killed him but they wanted him to live, bearing his scars for the rest of his life. Everyone would know what that meant.