Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Link Love: A Little of This... and a Little of That

I've been doing a lot of very interesting reading of late, and here are a few links I thought you might enjoy:

The Young Michelangelo in the News
Naples, Italy:  In the last few weeks there's been a lot of dicussion about my favorite artist, Michelangelo.  First, Italy declared a wooden crucifix of "dubious provenance" to be the work of a young Michelangelo and put up a huge exhibit in Naples.  The scholars' debate is passionate, and most say there just isn't enough proof to say that it is work by Michelangelo.  For a great roundup of the arguments as well as images of the artwork in question, check out this article from the BBC

Ft. Worth, Texas:  Additionally, one of my favorite museums in the US just purchased an early painting by Michelangelo.  The Kimbell in Ft. Worth, Texas, paid an undisclosed (read "ginormous") sum for a small painting done by Michelangelo as a teen.  "The Torment of St. Anthony" is one of only a few paintings done by Michelangelo, and it is of particular interest because it was done when he was 12 or 13.  It is a copy of another painting which Michelangelo took liberties with and made his own.  There is some debate as to whether or not it is a work of Michelangelo, but less debate than about the crucifix in Italy.  The painting will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer and then will make its way home to the Kimbell MuseumRead more here!

Travel Bloggers in Rome
While I'm not with them, there's a whole host of travel bloggers traipsing around Italy this week.
Evidently, @Italylogue has met up with 11 travel bloggers and tweeters thus far on her trip.  Follow her adventures on her blog as well as on Twitter.  And check out her list of Italy Travel Twitterers to follow, too.

Speaking of Twitter, don't forget to enter my Tweet-to-Win contest this week, too!  It ends on Friday! 

By the way...
That contest is sponsored in part by -- one of my favorite Rome blogs.  Check them out!

Angels & Demons
Of course, with the premier of the film Angels & Demons, lots of people have been writing about Rome, the book, and the movie...
And Just for Fun...
When I was in Korea several years ago, some friends and I got hooked on a tv show called "Fashion 70s."  We didn't understand a word, but we totally got what was going on.  Well, this week someone sent me the link to Fashion 70s online with English subtitles.  Meet my new obsession!



Jessica Lawlor said...

I'm blogging about being a student in Rome if you are interested in checking it out!

Jessie V said...

i LOVE your posts. always new stuff to read! thanks.

arttrav said...

Not a blog per se, but an "online travel and lifestyle magazine" about florence, rome and the rest of italy:

Richard Callaby said...

Too bad i did not know about your blog before. i just got back from spending a month in Rome studying Italian with a language school there. I am posting my experiences up on my blog right now. Go and check it out. It is hooked up to my name so it should be easy to find.

Angela K. Nickerson said...

Richard, so glad you stopped by! From the looks of your blog, you had a great time in Rome. Thanks for connecting.

Welcome back! If you haven't already, I hope you'll subscribe to my RSS feed so we can stay in touch. Ciao!


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