Italy comes to Minnesota! “Botticelli & Renaissance Florence “brings treasures of the Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy) to the Mpls. Institute of Art (Mia)! Botticelli’s “Adoration of the Magi” and “Pallas & the Centaur” are showcased. Highlights of this unprecedented, one-of-a-kind exhibit, including ancient art that influenced art in Renaissance Italy, are included in this blog.
Tag Archives: Renaissance
The Last Supper: Art for Holy Week (Leonardo da Vinci)
Maundy Thursday: “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci is one of most recognized art of all times. As Christians observe the last supper of Jesus with his disciples this week, this painting highlights the event and the individuals involved. My blog provides an Armchair Visit to its home base in Italy, close up photos, and insight into this masterpiece.
Novel Discussion: The Agony & The Ecstasy (Italy)
The novel “The Agony and The Ecstasy” changed the course of my life. I fell in love with Michelangelo, the Italian Renaissance and the lure of Italy. It lead to my becoming a professor of art history and a world traveler, leading students on 3 trips to Italy!
Film Discussion: The Agony & the Ecstasy (Italy)
“The Agony and The Ecstasy” includes 3 of my favorite things: Michelangelo, Renaissance and Italy; this film has them all, and much more! Set in Florence and Rome, this in-depth drama of Michelangelo’s painting of the Sistine ceiling and his battle-of-wills with Pope Julius II is filled with history, drama and lots of great art.
Art for Halloween – or All-Hallow’s-Eve? (Luther & Cranach)
October 31st is Halloween, right? So why would I post a famous painting of a famous German theologian by a famous German artist–on Halloween? October 31st has dueling holidays, and it is more than just proximity on the calendar. Click on the painting of Luther for more information as I attempt to make the complex simple!
Art for Good Friday: The Pieta (Michelangelo)
Cher’s Famous Art for Good Friday: the crucified Christ has been the topic of much art over the ages: the cross, descent from the cross, or as in Michelangelo’s Pieta, the tender scene of Mary, her beauty and sadness, cradling her Son after His crucifixion. My blog explores this art with rarely seen photos of this sculpture. https://charamana.com/2020/04/10/good-friday-pieta/