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Art historian explores Michelangelo’s ‘masculine’ women

Art historian explores Michelangelo’s ‘masculine’ women

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strong shoulders, thick legs, defined muscles. The attributes were true of Michelangelo’s depictions of men, but also many of his women. In the past century, art historians have theorized that Michelangelo — creator of the world’s most famous Pieta, the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling and Last Judgment frescoes, and Florence’s David — masculinized the female form because he was a product of a patriarchal society that denigrated women, or because he found men more beautiful.

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Local sacred art exhibit explores ‘a sense of the divine’

Local sacred art exhibit explores ‘a sense of the divine’

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Seeing God,” a juried exhibit of sacred art, opened Jan. 28 at the Benedictine Center at St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood. According to the center, the exhibit “features the works of local artists whose creative process captures a sense of the divine when seeing the world.”

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Teenager’s artistic expression finds spiritual meaning

Teenager’s artistic expression finds spiritual meaning

| Christina Capecchi | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Emily Dinsmore, a senior at the Convent of the Visitation High School in Mendota Heights, created a banner illustrating the virtue being spotlighted in the 2013-2014 school year: joyful optimism.

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