Why shatter the illusion? Is it a wink addressed to the attentive viewer? Is it a form of compliment towards the viewers, that the artist expects them to possess an open mind and a vivid imagination?
Day after day I see it collapsing and I feel that a piece of the puzzle of our country’s history is being lost.
Director of the Reina Sofia School of Music, Paloma O’Shea, stresses how important it is in times of crisis to “protect protect at all costs the vital signs of the country.”
Last week a family on a charity trip has been ejected out of the Musee d’Orsay, because other visitors «had complained about their smell». Does culture promote human values?
How were soldiers and equipment of Alexander the Great paid? How many short-term loans did he get in order to finance his military expeditions and why did he forbid the women of Ephesus to wear jewelry? A lecture by Dimitrios Kostopoulos.
There’s another downside to repatriations like the one Penn has announced. They play into the notion that the countries in today’s U.N. have a unique claim to every object ever made within their modern borders, as part of their trademark “cultural heritage.”
Souren Melikian describes some of the factors that are making UNESCO’s Convention for the protection of cultural property increasingly effective across most Western countries.