In Michelangelo's fresco “The Creation of Adam" in Rome's Sistine Chapel, the fingers of God and Adam almost touch. The detail now adorns kitsch postcards and cheap souvenirs.
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The Vatican announced Wednesday it would reduce the salaries of religious at the Holy See to stave off job cuts as the coronavirus continues to hammer the Catholic Church's bottom line.
A Berlin museum is the first of many museums worldwide to open an exhibition dedicated to Raphael, the Italian master painter of the High Renaissance period who died 500 years ago.
The 500th anniversary of the death of Italian Renaissance master Raphael is marked with a blockbuster exhibition in Rome. Advance ticket sales for the show at the Scuderie del Quirinale have already broken all records.
The first day of June has seen lockdown restrictions eased in a number of European countries. People from Athens to Amsterdam are flocking to museums and bars for the first time in months. Follow DW for the latest.
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