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Monday, July 27, 2009

Renaissance high-def: Tullio's moving portraits in marble | Washington Examiner

Renaissance high-def: Tullio's moving portraits in marble | Washington Examiner
By: Robin Tierney
Special to The Examiner, July 27, 2009

Shock value? That's kids' stuff. Back in Renaissance Venice, this was the ultimate challenge: create a beauty so ideal that onlookers would get emotionally involved, even fall in love.

One sculptor made that his mission.


If you go

"An Antiquity of Imagination: Tullio Lombardo and Venetian High Renaissance Sculpture"

Where: National Gallery of Art, West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW

When: Through Nov. 1

Info: Free; 202-737-4215; nga.gov

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