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Bosch Exhibition: Venice 2017

30 January 2018

When my wife and I visited Venice last October, our primary objective was to see Giorgione’s Tempest. It was most likely our final trip to Italy, and I wanted to see the famous...

Giorgione's Tempest: The Solitary Bird on the Rooftop 2017

12 January 2018

A dozen years after seeing the subject of Giorgione's Tempest as "The Rest on the Flight into Egypt", I have found no reason to change my interpretation. Everything I have read since...

Giorgione: Christmas Stamp

20 December 2017

Giorgione: Adoration of the ShepherdsIn 1971, an incredible 1.2 billion copies of a single postage stamp were printed by the U.S. Postal Service. It was the largest stamp printing order...

Giorgione: Tempest "Pentimenti"

14 December 2017

I did not include a discussion of the "pentimenti" in the "Tempesta" in my original paper because I believed that the painting should be evaluated on what Giorgione finally decided...