Stories By Judith Harris
Michelangelo: A Tormented Life by Antonio ForcellinoJune 23, 2020
Before dawn on the morning of February 18 a group of Florentines entered the church stealthily...
Paul Bril’s Restored Paintings in the San Silvestro Chapel at Rome’s Sancta SanctorumJune 18, 2020
Born in Antwerp in 1554, Bril was working in Italy at the end of the century,...
The Glass Room by Simon MawerJune 11, 2020
Mawer’s The Glass Room is a genuine intellectual achievement—a breath-taking story of love and its loss,...
A New Look at Rome’s Rousing Middle AgesJune 6, 2020
When its doors first opened in 1734, the Capitoline Museum, which stands upon the hilltop that...
Celebrating Galileo in FlorenceMay 29, 2020
2009 is officially “The Year of Astronomy,” commemorating Galilei’s first observation of the Moon through his...
The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found by Mary BeardMay 28, 2020
Nevertheless, in my personal library there are 130 books on Pompeii. Of all these, this is...
The Patron’s Payoff: Conspicuous Commissions in Italian Renaissance Art by Jonathan K. Nelson and Richard J. ZeckhauserMay 27, 2020
No less than the American financier who donates a museum wing on condition it bears his...
Kentucky Clay, Eleven Generations of a Southern Dynasty by Katherine BatemanMay 26, 2020
“In the South, stories are the effervescence of conversation, and no stories are more gripping to...
Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England by Bruce RedfordMay 22, 2020
A famous double portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds shows members of the Dilettanti Society sipping away...
Imag(in)ing AmericaMay 17, 2020
The confrontation between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was to the Italians the “political, intellectual, and...
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