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Michelangelo

David: The neglected block of marble given to the 26-year old Michelangelo to complete

AUGUST 16, ON THIS DAY Michelangelo was famously quoted as saying: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to release it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set it free”. On this day, 16 August, 1501 Michelangelo signs a contract …

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Famous $600-mn art collection on block in high-profile divorce; turns out, Michelangelo was probably not too tall

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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Michelangelo\’s fingerprint may be on a wax sculpture (and more from the art world)

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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A guide to immersive van Gogh experiences in USA; artists turn dissidents in Cuba

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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Renaissance art: When the largest altarpiece in Venice was unveiled

May 19, On This Day Titian’s elevation to mastery Over 5 centuries ago on this day — May 19, 1518 — Italian Renaissance artist Titian’s masterpiece, the Assumption of the Virgin or Frari Assumptio, was unveiled as a large altarpiece panel at the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari or Frari church in Venice. …

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Michelangelo art turned into an NFT; climate change destroys ancient cave art

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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