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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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Official Site Corsini Gallery- The collections

http://www.galleriaborghese.it/corsini/en/edefault.htm I’m prepping for the second leg of my trip, and as usual am staking out an itinerary according to finding great works of art. While I visited its sister site, the Palazzo Barberini, on my last visit to Rome, the Corsini Gallery is luring me with promises of a Caravaggio, as well as the […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070713/ap_en_ot/italy_caravaggio_discovered;_ylt=AqHIdiajvgzlciZsD6yMVCSmG78C Possible “new” Caravaggio painting discovered, under layers of other artists’ paint. I’m all for more originals coming out of the woodwork, though there’s the usual debate over the authenticity of the work: But Caravaggio experts said the work Lapucci examined was not of the same quality of a Caravaggio original. “It does not have […]

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USS Monitor Center – Museum – Review – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/10/arts/design/10cent.html The Times reports on a newly opened museum dedicated to the USS Monitor – the Union’s first ironclad. I’m a sucker for all things Civil War, but the scope of this museum sounds intriguingly wider than the usual swords an’ cannons. …What was ending was not just the technology of sail. The seaman’s center […]

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Journey Two, The Emancipation Proclamation

http://www.alplm.org/museum/emancipation.html I’m in the gleeful planning mode that (knock wood) is the precursor to a Big Trip in the next year. One of the stops I hope to make is Springfield, in Illinois – the “Land of Lincoln.” There’s no shortage of Lincoln-themed museums and sites to visit (woot!) but I think I’ll be giving […]

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