Tag Archives: Paolo Veronese

Lookin’ back: samples of historic surprises

Arguments, of course, can be used to diminish the surprise and make it easier to understand the growth of both Islam and Christianity. The rise of Christianity has been explained by the economic and social fears of the late Romans, … Continue reading

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KEEPING THE DRAMA UNDER CONTROL

His father’s life had been filled with scandal and he spent time in prison. In contrast, Rubens was a devoted family man and led a peaceful life.┬áSir Dudley Carlton, one of his admirers, described Rubens as “prince of painters and … Continue reading

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WHEN IN ROME

Rome, as the freshly abdicated ex-queen Christina saw it on her arrival, was a city in the process of being transformed by the genius of Bernini. Everywhere, churches and palaces were being rebuilt, and handsome piazzas laid out, in all … Continue reading

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