Art, Travel & Life in Italy & Europe


How did Michelangelo’s David end up on my fridge wearing a boa

A rare collectors’ edition of the “Diva David” magnet set is displayed on my refrigerator door. Michelangelo’s masterpiece has a

Pollock in the Palazzo

What do Jackson Pollock and Michelangelo have in common? For the first time in Florence, an exhibition is dedicated not

Kickstarting (the story of) Michelangelo’s David

*update – this Kickstarter met its 5000$ goal within 12 days! Interest is high in innovative art history, and I

Michelangelo as sexy as it gets

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo, the city of Florence, the State Museums and

Red walls and new neighbours for Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo

There’s a lot of talk online about the new room created to house Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo at the Uffizi. One

Michelangelo’s Laurentian Library, Mannerist Tendencies

It’s high time I write something about the Laurentian Library as this post has been in my drafts folder for

That Cupid has arthritis and Mona Lisa has high cholesterol (a rebuttal)

I don’t normally write reactionary pieces, but this bit of news has me frothing at the mouth. This Prof. Vito

The “new” Michelangelo at the Met (NY)

“Michelangelo’s first painting”, the Torment of Saint Anthony, is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

The debate to finish the facade of San Lorenzo

The association of “Friends of the Elettrice Palatina” and the Comune of Florence have opened up a public debate by