Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  August 3, 2010 at 10:14 AM EDT

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A pigeon sits on a sculpture titled ‘Berlin’ by German artists Martin Matschinsky and Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff in Berlin. Photo by Johannes Eisele/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says music “is not compatible” with Islamic religious practice in his country, via the Guardian.

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UNESCO adds 21 new sites to their World Haritage list, including Amsterdam’s canal system and the Bikini Atoll where the U.S. exploded the first atomic bomb tests, via AFP.

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King Tut’s chariot goes on display in New York, via the New York Times.

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Italian scientists are studying the veracity of the Stendhal Syndrome, the condition where a person faints when they are overwhelmed by great art, via the Telegraph.

Jonathan Jones, art blogger for the Guardian, questions the researchers’ choice of loacation for their study.