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Western civilisation makes a stand in the Barkly

Replica of Michelangelo’s David

If you have been wondering why Australian billionaire Paul Ramsay is pushing the barrow of western civilisation — steeply uphill, I might add — hop in your car and take a trip up the track to Tennant Creek before the 7th of July.

That’s when a touring exhibition highlighting the work of Michelangelo will finish its three month stand in Tennant Creek.

Interestingly, the exhibition, like the Centre for Western Civilisation Ramsay has offered the Australian National University, arose from philanthropic sources rather than the Australian Government. It was  produced and curated by the Artisans of Florence- International (Australia) with the Niccolai Group and Muri Dell’Arte (Firenze) and the Fondazione Casa Buonarroti (the Michelangelo museum in Florence) for museums and art centres outside the big cities. The Arts Council of Australia had nothing to do with it.

The exhibition effectively presents the major achievements of the man many consider to be the greatest artist of all time — in words, in stunning reproductions of his most famous sculptures and in details from such masterworks as the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. (more…)

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