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Penguin Monarchs: the kings & queens of England

By Sunday, October 15, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

I adore this new/ongoing Penguin series on British (predominantly English) kings and queens -- partly because I love our long line of bizarre monarchs, at least once they are safely dead, and more importantly because the cover designs are beautiful. My favourite safely dead monarch, incidently, is Henry VII, fugitive survivor and slightly machiavellian, eminently pragmatic ...

Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque @ The Met Museum

By Saturday, October 14, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

25 July--15 October 2017, The Met Museum Cristóbal de Villalpando (ca. 1649–1714) emerged in the 1680s not only as the leading painter in Mexico, but also as one of the most innovative and accomplished artists in the entire Spanish world. This exhibition features his earliest masterpiece, a monumental painting showing two scenes—Moses and the brazen serpent, ...

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