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Promoting Renaissance Art

Can art museums be more like the theatre?
Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes (1597-1598)
Jonathan Jones seems to admire a recent resurgence in Shakespeare's popularity, notably the way productions are promoted as contemporary and relevant to younger audiences. With this in mind, he suggests a new way of perceiving the work we find in art museums, perhaps brought to life by evoking modern themes and relatable ideas: 'Plays are not put on for academics. Nor should exhibitions of the old masters be for an educated elite.' He may have a point. What do you think? [Read More]