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