Friday, July 28, 2006

More re "Napoleon on the Nile" at the Dashesh, NY
Another review of the exhibition Napoleon on the Nile: Soldiers, artists and the rediscovery of Egypt currently showing at the Dashesh in New York: "The notable French astronomer André Méchain, whose career spanned the French Revolution, said that when war divides peoples, art and science can serve to reunite them. This unusual and fascinating exhibition circles around Méchain’s claim while demonstrating, arguably, that modern democratic principles are deeply rooted in conflict, science, and art—or more precisely, symbolism based upon the visual culture of ancient civilizations."
The exhibition's run has been extended until December 31st 2006.

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