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Detail of a wall painting in the Residence of the Caid, Kasbah Taourit, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ksours and Kasbahs

One of Africa’s most important sites of earthen architecture is the focus of an international conservation project. More»

Mummy Portrait of a Boy, about A.D. 150–200, Romano-Egyptian, made in Fayum, Egypt. Encaustic on wood, 8 x 5 1/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 78.AP.262

Power through Prayer

Can a small gold pendant ward off dark forces? More»


An Intimate View of Tokyo

Four photographers capture an intimate view of the most populous cities in the world: Tokyo. More»

Left: A Bust of a Pope-Saint, about 1310-1315, Pacino di Bonaguida.  Pot-metal and clear glass, black and brown vitreous paint, 35 13/16 x 26 3/8 in. Museo dell’Opera di Santa Croce, Fondo Edifici di Culto, Ministero dell’Interno, Florence. Center: Saint Francis in Antiphonary, about 1320, Pacino di Bonaguida.  Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment, 20 ½ x 13 15/16in.  Archivio di Santa Croce, Florence, Corale Q, fol. 121v (Photo: Bryan C. Keene). Right: Chiarito Tabernacle (detail), 1340s, Pacino di Bonaguida. Gilded gesso and tempera on panel, 39 7/8 x 44 11/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 85.PB.311

Revisiting a Florentine Master

New research on Pacino di Bonaguida, a central figure in the rise of the Renaissance in Florence. More»

Photo: Frettie, CC By-SA 3.0

Summer Camp for Art Historians

Three summer institutes convene art historians to push digital art history forward. More»

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