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Laoco÷n and His Son
Vatican Museums ^ | circa 2000 | Mary Ann Sullivan

Posted on 08/28/2004 4:07:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

One of the major discoveries of the Italian Renaissance, this sculptural grouping was found in Rome in 1506 in the ruins of Titus' palace. It depicts an event in Vergil's Aeneid (Book 2). The Trojan priest Laocoön was strangled by sea snakes, sent by the gods who favored the Greeks, while he was sacrificing at the altar of Neptune. Because Laocoön had tried to warn the Trojan citizens of the danger of bringing in the wooden horse, he incurred the wrath of the gods.

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Watching a DVD, I was reminded of this sculpture, the Laocoon group, which inspired Michelangelo.
Michelangelo - Self-Portrait Michelangelo - Self-Portrait
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1 posted on 08/28/2004 4:07:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Medici Project Turns Up Mystery Bodies ^
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Discovery News ^ | 7-22-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
Medici Project Turns Up Mystery Bodies By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery NewsGrand Duke Cosimo I July 21, 2004 — The project to exhume the remains of several members of the Medicis, the family that dominated the Florentine Renaissance, has taken a new turn this month as researchers discovered a secret crypt containing the mysterious bodies of seven children and an adult. The vaulted chamber was found under a stone floor behind the main altar of the Medici Chapels at Michelangelo's church of San Lorenzo in Florence. The researchers stumbled across it while searching for the final resting place of the last...
 

Michelangelo may have had form of autism: scientists (Asperger's) ^
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On News/Activism ^ 06/01/2004 1:16:37 PM PDT · 39 replies · 12+ views


Yahoo News ^ | June 1, 2004
LONDON (AFP) - Renaissance-era artistic genius Michelangelo might have had Asperger's syndrome, a milder form of autism which causes sufferers to have difficulties with social interaction, according to experts on the condition. A by-product of Asperger's -- also known as high-functioning autism -- can be a special talent in a particular area such as art, music or mathematics. The research by a British and Irish expert in autism, published in British publication the Journal of Medical Biography, argues that Michelangelo met a number of the criteria for Asperger's. "Michelangelo was aloof and a loner," said Dr Muhammad Arshad, a psychiatrist...
 

Michelangelo on Queer TV (no original title) ^
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On News/Activism ^ 09/02/2003 2:10:06 PM PDT · 5 replies · 4+ views


The Bleat ^ | 2 September 2003 | James Lileks
Late-nite idea scribbled on Post-It note, found this morning: QYR I STR8T GUY MICHELANG And for once I knew what that meant. I had seen some “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” and in my bleary pre-crash state thought: wouldn’t it make a great column to put famous historical gays on that show? Like Alexander the Great? Or Michelagelo? In retrospect, no. As a friend keeps reminding me, there’s no proof Michelangelo was gay. (Uh-huh. Sure.) But I still like the idea, if only for the contrast. I always Michelangelo as a Beethovian character - dark, scowly, bothered, the antithesis...
 

Rare Michelangelo Drawing Found ^
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On News/Activism ^ 07/09/2002 5:18:44 PM PDT · 1 reply · 6+ views


AP Online via COMTEX ^ | Jul 09, 2002 | KATHERINE ROTH
NEW YORK, Jul 09, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- A chalk and wash drawing found in a box in a New York City design museum is a work by Michelangelo worth more than $10 million, museum officials said Tuesday. The drawing of a candelabrum is about 500 years old and in pristine condition. It has been unanimously authenticated by Italian Renaissance art scholars and is one of fewer than 10 Michelangelos known to be in the United States, according to Paul Thompson, director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The 17-by-10-inch drawing on cream-colored paper was made using...
 

2 posted on 08/28/2004 4:16:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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3 posted on 08/29/2004 3:45:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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Gee ... you'd think this thread would have received a TON of hits!!


4 posted on 10/10/2005 1:29:41 PM PDT by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/Laocoon.htm)
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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4932622

Roman 'Altar of Peace' Survives Aesthetic War

by Sylvia Poggioli

All Things Considered, October 2, 2005

An American architect's design for a glass and marble museum to house the 2,000-year-old Ara Pacis is about to become the first modern structure to rise in Rome's ancient historic center in 70 years.

The project to safeguard the Altar of Peace, erected by the Emperor Augustus in the first century B.C., began 10 years ago. The building around it is crumbling. The altar's carved marble bas-relief sculptures commemorate victories in Gaul and Spain, and are among the great masterpieces of antiquity. It has been at its present site, on the banks of the Tiber River, since 1938, when Mussolini ordered it placed near the emperor's tomb.

Construction on Richard Meier's modernist design was delayed many times by interference from bureaucrats and Eternal City art professionals, but it is now scheduled to debut in the spring. The media caught a glimpse on a recent anniversary of Augustus' birthday -- the 2,068th anniversary of that event.

Meier acknowledges the "intimidating" nature of his mission. More protests greeted the museum's unveiling. But he says he hopes he has sustained the "layered history" that defines Rome.

"Safeguarding Rome's ancient legacy does not mean that the contemporary city is unable to produce artistic beauty," says Rome's mayor, Walter Veltroni. "Rome is a city that's growing and doesn't fear what is new."


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