Franco Mormando

Books
November 22, 2010
A survey of Salvador Dali's Catholic period
Books
October 04, 2010
A guide to the politics and folklore of the Virgin of Chartres
Art
April 20, 2009
An Easter reflection on Fontana's 'Noli Me Tangere'
Art
April 20, 2009
If Jesus were a gardener, what kind of garden would he plant?
Portfolio
November 24, 2008
Georges Rouault's art draws our attention to the spiritual dimension of human experience
November 17, 2008
A video and a slideshow
Books
June 05, 2006
A memoir written by someone not quite a public figure and still a rather young man may not seem compelling to the general population but Charles Scribner rsquo s spiritual-literary-artistic autobiography will at least claim the attention of those who gratefully remember the wonderful New York publi
December 19, 2005
"I, for my part, can truthfully say that whenever I see this painting, it seems to be for the first time, and that I can never have my fill of it.” Thus wrote Giorgio Vasari, known as the father of art history, in 1550 about “The Coronation of the Virgin” (ca. 1450) by Fra Ang
Books
April 21, 2003
In case you have ever wondered why the facade of St Peter rsquo s Basilica in Rome seems so disproportionately and disagreeably wide in relation to its height the explanation is that the final bays on both of its sides are in fact not part of the facade itself They instead represent the lower por
Books
September 23, 2002
On Nov 7 1630 Orazio Morandi abbot of the Roman monastery of Santa Prassede and former general of the Benedictine order of Vallombrosa was found dead in his cell in the Eternal City rsquo s Tor di Nona prison Although the doctor on duty and a friar confessor insisted that he died a natural dea