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“The Lost Museum”

I was lucky enough to happen upon this exhibition in Berlin last month. As a Caravaggio fan, I mourned the 3 works destroyed in a 1945 fire, and never expected to see them face to face.  In truth, I still haven’t, but black and white replicas in the original dimensions helped me get a sense […]

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Gemäldegalerie, Berlin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gem%C3%A4ldegalerie,_Berlin A history of Berlin’s wonderful Gemaldegalerie, which includes this depressing fact: The museum was badly damaged during World War II, with 400 art pieces destroyed. At least three of which, by my count, were Caravaggios. As if I needed another reason to loathe Hitler…

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http://vangoghmuseum3.cyso.net/vgm/index.jsp?page=7786&lang=nl Earlier today I was making fun of an acquaintance who was learning Dutch. What’s the point, says I, of learning a language that can only be used in a tiny country like the Netherlands? Better learn a real language like French or German! See what karma has wrought? A whole page talking about Caravaggio […]

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BBC NEWS | Europe | Delight at Caravaggio discovery

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/4648258.stm This is fantastic news, not only because it adds two more Caravaggios to my must-see list, but also because the Doubting Thomas in Potsdam is at risk due to its dubious hanging: It’s found in the grand hall of Sanssouci, illuminated by dozens of large, sunny windows. I was tremendously disappointed when I visited, […]

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