A facade is all that remains of the fabled home of the Renaissance artist but the story around it raises more questions than it answers.
Focused on mosaics, the only technique whose color doesn’t fade over time, Colors of the Romans helps audiences look at the ancient society as those living then would have seen it.
The street with Francesco Borromini’s marvelous façade is called Via di Propaganda; learning its history reveals the complex relationship between art and indoctrination.
What happens when an epidemic strikes and that profoundly human urge to kiss and touch items thought to be sacred becomes part of the problem?
Standing in the chapel last week, I had the feeling that I was seeing something I would never see again: the Sistine Chapel not just as a complete work of art, but as a complete cultural artifact, restored to its Renaissance appearance for a fleeting moment.