Highlights

Renaissance Late at the National Gallery
Renaissance Late at the National Gallery
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

The National Gallery held a Renaissance-inspired late Friday night with Renaissance Selfies in Room 57 where you were offered makeovers wearing costumes from the1400s &1500s. Also, calligraphy workshops where you could try your hand at the handwriting in the letters shared by Michelangelo and Sebastiano. Any have-a-go-artists were encouraged to visit the Vitruvian Village in […]

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Features

History of East End Boxing
Posted in: Features, Sports & Fitness

Few can argue that British boxing history sprung from within earshot of the Bow Bells as records show that East London has produced more champions across all weights whether professional or amateur than any other place in the country. This history runs deep, as it was Bethnal Green’s bare knuckle world champion boxer Daniel Mendoza […]

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Reviews

The Black Prince of Florence (Book)
Posted in: Books, Reviews

Historical accounts since the 1500s claiming that Renaissance Florence was ruled by a ‘half negro’ duke called Alessandro de Medici are examined with meticulous scrutiny by author Caroline Fletcher. He was also the first duke of Florence so any reader would naturally be curious to discover how a black nobleman reaching that landmark fared in […]

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  • Michelangelo & Sebastiano (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews

    Michelangelo was already scaling the heights of High Renaissance painting and sculpture and engaged in a rivalry with Raphael when he met Sebastiano in Rome in 1511 and took him under his tutelage. They met while Michaelangelo was working on the Sistine Chapel vaults 1508-1512, establishing the Mannerist style which would dominate Italian art. The […]

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