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Getty Museum Gets $31M Italian Old Master Because No UK Museum Tried To Match Price

"The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has successfully acquired Parmigianino's £24.5m painting of The Virgin and Child with Saint Mary Magdalen and the Infant St John the Baptist.... The painting was sold by the Dent-Brocklehurst family of Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, and has been in the UK for nearly 250 years."

artistic-depictions: Penitent Mary Magdalene, Francesco Hayez,...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

artistic-depictions: Penitent Mary Magdalene, Francesco Hayez, 1825, oil on canvas

In Focus: San Francisco Chronicle Reviews New Books by Marie Howe, Layli Long Solider

Diana Whitney reviews new books by Marie Howe and Layli Long Soldier for this weekend’s San Francisco Chronicle. Marie Howe’s newest collection, Magdalene, is her “long-awaited fourth book,” writes Whitney, while Long Soldier “galvanizes the literary world with her extraordinary debut” WHEREAS. Whitney’s review begins with Howe’s new poetry: Marie Howe writes poems with a […]

Marie Howe Is Magic: Reading Magdalene

Howe’s Magdalene is ambitious in its reach and strangely timely, as American society has swung to the right and, in the process, against the tide of equality for women.

Worth a Thousand Words: Noli Me Tangere

Noli Me Tangere, Lavinia Fontana, 1581via Elizabeth Lev Fontana’s version emphasized accuracy: Mary Magdalene mistakes Jesus for a gardener, and so she paints him in a broad-brimmed hat holding a shovel. Yet once she has emphasized the literal sense, Lavinia also evokes a beautiful scene. Show More Summary

How we treat Mary Magdalene is key to Understanding how we Treat Women: One Man’s Post-Easter Awareness

Mary Magdalene’s transformation from ugly sex caterpillar to beautiful pious butterfly is like news stories that are too good not to be true. The post How we treat Mary Magdalene is key to Understanding how we Treat Women: One Man’s Post-Easter Awareness appeared first on The Good Men Project.

renaissance-art-blog: The Holy Family with Saint Mary Magdalen...

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

renaissance-art-blog: The Holy Family with Saint Mary Magdalen via Andrea Mantegna Medium: canvas, tempera

“He is not here: for he is risen…”

Mat 28:1  In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. Mat 28:2  And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. Show More Summary

On Easter, Mary Magdalene will be maligned as a prostitute. Except she wasn’t.

She has spent two millennia being reduced to a seductress. Now there’s a social media campaign to restore her good name.

Mary Magdalene, The Current War and Wind River Announced by Weinstein

3 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

The films star Rooney Mara, Benedict Cumberbatch and more! The post Mary Magdalene, The Current War and Wind River Announced by Weinstein appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Mary Magdalene’, ‘Current War’ & ‘Wind River’ Get 2017 Release Dates From Weinstein

The Weinstein Company has dated its Rooney Mara-starring Biblical biopic Mary Magdalene, setting a November 24, 2017 limited release for the pic from Lion director Garth Davis. Joaquin Phoenix plays Jesus of Nazareth and Chiwetel Ejiofor...Show More Summary

by-grace-of-god: “O Love, you are neither known nor...

4 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

by-grace-of-god: “O Love, you are neither known nor loved.” - St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

Parmigianino's 16th century masterpiece at risk of leaving the United Kingdom

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on a 16th century masterpiece by Parmigianino, to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country. The Virgin and Child with Saint Mary Magdalen and the Infant Saint John...Show More Summary

NPR’s Craig Morgan Teicher Heralds a New Year in Poetry

At NPR, Craig Morgan Teicher leads readers to this year’s most anticipated poetry collections. Looking at new writing from Danez Smith, to Marie Howe’s Magdalene, Teicher believes “America’s greatest triumph is its diversity: the multiplicity of peoples, identities, and voices all gathered and vitally alive in one country. Nothing attests to this diversity more profoundly […]

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Mary Magdalene Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo The damned painting must have batteries or a power plug, because it glows.......

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have reportedly 'found love' with one another

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are reportedly an item after "they found love on the set" of their upcoming film "Mary Magdalene," Page Six reports. The pair, who have also starred together in "Her" and the upcoming "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot," have allegedly been "holed up together in the desert" for a while. Show More Summary

Pippa Middleton Wore a Winter Coat We're Betting Even Kate Would Want to Borrow

Pippa Middleton just made the case for why every woman should own a brown coat for Winter. During Sunday's church service at St. Mary Magdalene, where sister Kate Middleton was also present, Pippa wore a double-breasted brown coat dress and coordinated with a matching fedora. Show More Summary

Queen Elizabeth II Too Ill To Attend Traditional Service At St. Mary Magdalene In Sandringham

Queen Elizabeth II was too ill to attend this year’s traditional church service at Sandringham. According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen has been suffering from a heavy cold and was urged to stay indoors until the illness passes. “The Queen continues to recover from a heavy cold and will stay indoors to assist with her... Show More Summary

eatingbreadandhoney: Conversion of the Magdalene (The Penitent...

6 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

eatingbreadandhoney: Conversion of the Magdalene (The Penitent Mary Magdalene) by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653).

Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome and Mary Magdalen, ca. 1490...

6 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome and Mary Magdalen, ca. 1490 by Molly Via Flickr: Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome and Mary Magdalen, ca. 1490 Neroccio de’ Landi (Neroccio di Bartolommeo di Benedetto di Neroccio de’ Landi) (Italian, Sienese, 1447–1500) Tempera on wood; 24 x 17 ¼ in. Show More Summary

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