IS CARAVAGGIO REPLACING MICHELANGO AS THE GREATEST ITALIAN ARTIST?
According to an art historian at the University of Toronto, Philip Sohm he is. He has studied the number of writings (books, catalogs and scholarly papers) on both of them during the last 50 years. Mr. Sohm has found that Caravaggio has gradually, if unevenly, overtaken Michelangelo. Read the whole story: NYTimes
SMITHSONIAN ACCEPTS MICHELLE OBAMA’S INAUGURAL BALL GOWN
First Lady Michelle Obama formally presented the gown she wore to the 2009 inaugural balls to the Smithsonian’s First Ladies Collection Tuesday, March 9, during a ceremony at the National Museum of American History. The gown will be displayed in the center of a new gallery addition to the museum’s popular exhibition, “The First Ladies at the Smithsonian. The one-shouldered, white-silk chiffon gown, created by designer Jason Wu, is embellished with organza flowers with Swarovski crystal centers. ” The new gallery, “A First Lady’s Debut,” opens to the public March 10. via Smithsonian National Museum of History
MUMOK EXHIBITION EXPLORES ART AND TELEVISION 1963-1987
“Changing Channels” investigates how art reflected and drew on the mass media of television between the 1960s and the 1980s. The exhibition presents works that show the increasing significance and the economic, technological and social mechanisms of the medium. The works in question were made at the moment when television itself had undergone fundamental changes and this in turn brought about a comprehensive revision of the relationship between art and the role of media in the public sphere. Read the whole story: artdaily