Morning Links: ‘The Divine Comedy’ Edition

Sandro Botticelli's 1495 portrait of Dante. (Wikicommons)

Sandro Botticelli’s 1495 portrait of Dante. (Wikicommons)

“The German federal association of galleries and dealers (Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler—BDGV) has, for the moment, won a major battle to keep VAT rates down on the purchase of original works of art.” [The Art Newspaper]

NYU suspends art history prof Ross Finocchio after he is accused of filming women undressing at Beacon’s Closet. [NYP]

Here’s a preview of the Vatican’s Venice Biennale pavilion. [NYT]

Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery is the subject of a museum exhibition. [NYT]

Eric Fischl does the MAN Podcast. [MAN]

Despite its economic crisis, Greece has given the same amount of funding to its Venice Biennale pavilion as in 2011. [The Art Newspaper]

Jonathan Jones looks at how artists have portrayed The Divine Comedy. [The Guardian]

Some beautiful Freedom of Information Act monochromes. []

Gene Beery. [ABAB]

Did Vermeer’s daughter, Maria, serve as an apprentice to him? [NPR]

Morning Links: ‘The Divine Comedy’ Edition