Stories By Montaine Dumont
Michelangelo’s Pieta: An Ode to the SublimeFebruary 23, 2021
The Pietà – or Virgin of Pity – is the representation of the Blessed Virgin holding her divine son on her knees. This iconic type entered Italy after having spread to France and in Germany from...
Meet Djibril Diop Mambéty, the Poet of African CinemaFebruary 1, 2021
“It is good for the future of cinema that Africa exists.” Born on January 23, 1945, in Colobane, a small town south-west of Dakar, Djibril Diop Mambéty remains one of the most recognized African filmmakers of...
The Bust of Nefertiti: Ancient Masterpiece or Genius Hoax?November 20, 2020
On December 6, 1912, a team of excavators from the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft, led by Ludwig Borchardt, unearthed a wonderful work of art. They found the bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti in the workshop of Thutmes,...
The Lost Portrait of Henry VIII: Art in Service of PowerOctober 16, 2020
Posing proudly in front of the fascinated spectator, a monarch fixes us with his majestic gaze. Perhaps you recognized the best known portrait of Henry VIII, by this simple description, but which painting are we talking...
Micha Ullman’s Empty Library: An Ode to CultureSeptember 14, 2020
A symbol of education in the city of Berlin, the Bebelplatz Square was chosen on May 10, 1933 by Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Education and Propaganda of the Nazi government, to carry out the infamous autodafé....
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