Monthly Archives: November 2011

Leonardo da Vinci: exhibitions in London, Torino and Amboise

With all the buzz about the Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery in London, you might be forgiven for not knowing that there’s another Leonardo exhibition in progress in Torino (Turin).  It started on 17 November and the highlight is … Continue reading

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The Last Ever Solander

Sadly, this is the last Solander – the bi-annual magazine published by the Historical Novel Society.  It’s had a great publishing life: from Spring 1997 to November 2011, 15 years and a total of 30 issues.  It’s also had an … Continue reading

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Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel: 1 November 1512

All Saint’s Day, 1 November 1512:  As Pope Julius II and his cardinals process into the chapel, all – with the exception of the pope who has seen the work in progress – are dumbfounded by the overwhelmingly “human” narrative … Continue reading

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