Milan’s Augustinian Altarpiece

In 1454, the Augustinians in San Sepolcro wanted a grand polyptych for the high altar of their church. They commissioned hometown master Piero della Francesca for the task. It took Piero 12 years—Pope Nicholas V kept demanding and hogging his services at the Vatican—and stood as a magnificent demonstration of the painter’s talents. Across 30

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2024 Rainforest World Music Fest adopts ‘Evolution’ theme

KUCHING, 26 March 2024: Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) unveils the highly anticipated Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2024, set to be a transformative celebration under the theme ‘Evolution’. In its 27th edition, the RWMF promises an immersive experience that transcends music, incorporating responsible tourism, cultural celebration, and environmental stewardship. The festival lineup is nothing short

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Turning Heads in Dublin

Early Netherlandish painters of the 1400s pioneered portraits as highly detailed, distinctive records of an individual. Two centuries later, artists of the Dutch Golden Age made these faces come alive with an expressive, characterful twist. This genre of smirks, pouts, glowers, and gapes was dubbed the “tronies.” “Turning Heads,” a survey of “tronies” that features

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