the Ajanta Caves: discovering lost treasure

The Ajanta Caves were a sanctuary for Buddhist monks that was forgotten, along with its stunning riches, for nearly 1,500 years. Jonathan Glancey investigates. The Ajanta Caves, 30 spellbinding Buddhist prayer halls and monasteries carved, as if by sorcery, into a horseshoe-shaped rock face in a mountainous region of India’s Maharashtra state, 450km (280 miles)…

fame finally comes to little-known Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo

by Stanley Meisler | LA Times | February 14, 2015 | featured image: Piero di Cosimo’s “The Discovery of Honey,” c. 1500, oil on panel When American millionaires bought paintings by Piero di Cosimo in the late 19th century, almost all the works were attributed to other Italian Renaissance artists. Piero, a painter of Florence during…