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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Art of Italy (The Renaissance)

After Tract Emin and Vanity Fair, it felt a little odd entering a traditional gallery to see old master art, but within seconds you remember why time is such a great selective force. The Leonardo and Michelangelo drawings are what they are – masterful. With nothing more than chalk, they produce images that one would want to see every day, if one could. The portraits have all the pomp and poses of the Vanity Fair portraits, but more honesty and depth.

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