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On October 28 the Reiss Engelhorn Museum (REM) in Mannheim, Germany, filed a lawsuit against the Wikimedia Foundation for making high-resolution images of public domain artworks from its collection available for download. The contested images include photos of works by the Rococo painter Anna Dorothea Therbusch, the Flemish still life painter Alexander Coosemans, and the Dutch Golden Age painter Jacob Ochtervelt, as well as a drawing of Michelangelo’s Moses by Peter Anton von Verschaffelt and Cäsar Willich‘s circa-1862 portrait of Richard Wagner.

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The exhibition “The Wrath of the Gods” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is made up of masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens and the 16th-century artists who inspired him, including Michelangelo and Titian. But alongside those works of art is the most surprising element in the show: an original comic book, commissioned by the museum.

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A spectacular exhibit opened Saturday at the Philadelphia Art Museum, inspired by one of the finest works by Peter Paul Rubens.

It’s called “The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian.”

Rubens’ “Prometheus Bound” is the focal point of the exhibit, but it also includes similar pieces, inspired by the Prometheus myth, and how he was tortured eternally for giving humanity the gift of fire. Chris Atkins is Associate Curator at the Art Museum.

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The Renaissance sculptures in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria, including the replica of Michelangelo’s David, will soon have a shiny new neighbor: Jeff Koons’s Pluto and Proserpina (2010-13). The 11ft work in gold-colored stainless steel will stand in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence’s town hall and civic museum, from September 25 until December 28. Inside, Koons’s Gazing Ball (Barberini Faun) (2013), from his series of plaster casts of Greco-Roman sculptures, will be presented in the Hall of Lilies, where Donatello’s original bronze Judith and Holofernes (around 1457-64) is on permanent display.

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After 19 years of restoration work, Michelangelo's "Young Saint John the Baptist" (1495-96) has gone on display today at the Museo del Prado.

The sculpture, Spain's only Michelangelo, was destroyed during the Civil War (1936-39) at the Chapel of the Savior of Úbeda, in Andalusia, where it was first put on display back in the 16th century.

The sculpture was not only hammered to pieces, but its head was also burnt. According to "El País," the damage was most likely caused by the anarchist faction.

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When the College of William and Mary's' Muscarelle Museum of Art landed its latest world-class art exhibit – this one featuring more than 30 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci – the tourism community at last stepped up in support.

"Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty" opens Saturday at the Muscarelle and runs through April 5. It's the second huge exhibit at the Muscarelle in three years, following 2013's "Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane." Like the Michelangelo exhibit, the da Vinci art will only have one other U.S. venue, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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Two handsome, virile naked men riding triumphantly on ferocious panthers will on Monday be unveiled as, probably, the only surviving bronze sculptures by the Renaissance giant Michelangelo.

In art history terms, the attribution is sensational. Academics in Cambridge will suggest that a pair of mysterious metre-high sculptures known as the Rothschild Bronzes are by the master himself, made just after he completed David and as he was about to embark on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. If correct, they are the only surviving Michelangelo bronzes in the world.

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Gardens have been formative playgrounds for great artists at least since Michelangelo spent his teenage years poring over antiquities in the Medici gardens in Florence. But few artists have made gardens as central to their work as Isamu Noguchi, whose museum and sculpture garden in Long Island City, Queens, turns 30 this year.

“When the time came for me to work with larger spaces,” Noguchi (1904-88) once said, “I conceived them as gardens, not as sites with objects but as relationships to a whole.”

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The Italian government is to spend €200,000 (£160,000) on a new plinth to support Michelangelo’s statue of David after hundreds of earth tremors shook Florence and the surrounding region in recent days.

Dario Franceschini, the culture minister, said funds would be provided to build an anti-seismic platform beneath the 14ft statue in the Accademia Gallery.

Florence and other cities in Tuscany have been hit by more than 200 minor tremors in the past few days, with the highest of 3.8 and 4 magnitude recorded in Chianti, the wine-growing region.

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The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam acquired a 17th-century sculpture by Adriaen de Vries at Christie's New York last week for a record $27.9 million against an estimate of $15—25 million. The recently rediscovered bronze—a Bacchic figure supporting a globe—is said to be one of the artist's best works and represents one of the first De Vries statue in a Dutch art collection, according to a statement from the museum.

Adriean de Vries “is the Dutch Michelangelo and his works are equally rare," said Rijksmuseum general director Wim Pijbes. “Therefore it is absolutely great that we have been able to buy this fabulous sculpture for the Netherlands."

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