|Salvator Mundi (detail; c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Image courtesy Christie|
Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism says it is the organization that bought Salvator Mundi. the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism announced that it has acquired Leonardo’s Salvator Munidi. Earlier this week, they announced that the painting, bought at Christie’s for $450million, will be traveling to the Emirate’s newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi. Yesterday, Prince Bader, the Saudi royal who was previously believed to have purchased the work, issued a statement expressing surprise at the report of his involvement.
How Medieval Manuscript Makers Experimented with Graphic Design
Designing English: Graphics on the Medieval Page at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries considers how early English manuscripts approached graphic design.
December 9th marked 300 years since the birth of Johann Joachim Winckelmann, the first historian of classical art. Winckelmann's writings are key to understanding the modern European discovery of: ancient (sometimes idealized) Greece; neoclassicism; and the doctrine of art as imitation (Nachahmung). The mimetic character of art that imitates but does not simply copy, as Winckelmann restated it, is central to any interpretation of Enlightenment classical idealism. Winckelmann stands at an early stage of the transformation of taste in the late 18th century.
Investigating an ancient mystery: how or why were Sappho's works lost? http://blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2017/12/the-destruction-of-sapphos-works.html …
The @GettyMuseum is housing firefighters from out of town who are fighting the Skirball Fire, with cots and open areas for them to bed down.