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Leonardo’s Annunciation. (A youthful work, in collaboration with his master, Andrea del Verrocchio. It’s done in oil & watercolors on wood. It’s in the Uffizi, in the Leonardo room, where there are no Leonardo paintings, except this collaboration & another collaboration. I think there’s a Ghirlandaio in the room–another apprentice of Verrocchio. They should have called […]

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Today’s painting is another fresco–Andrea del Castagno’s Cenacolo–this one’s going to take me back to my student days–a professor took me to see this fresco in the Refettorio di Sant’Apollonia, due West of the Piazza San Marco; (our own Merina Smith’s favorite monastery in Florence, as I learned a month or two back…) This is […]

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As a seasonal treat I invited my family to attend a concert this weekend by The Tallis Scholars, a group renowned for its interpretations of music of the Renaissance. Rather than the program I expected, one full of works by Thomas Tallis and other greats of the era, The Tallis Scholars inflicted on its audience […]

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