The spotlight for Ancient Greece stays pretty firmly on the Classical and Hellenistic periods. You don’t hear much about the time before them.
I don’t have anything in particular to say, so I’m going to show you something beautiful instead. You’ve heard of Vesuvius, I’m sure, and how such a great destructive force […]
The impressionists are so admired and well-known today that it is hard to believe they were originally rebels. Rebels, true to type, against the entrenched conventionalism of institutions – in […]
Light tends to be an aspect whose relevance varies wildly. In some works it is hugely significant. In others it’s an important supporting element, while in still others you may […]
Fair warning: I’m about to get excited. One of the greatest advantages of my high school was the fact that it offered Art History. Not many schools have the staff […]
Not all works have a setting. This doesn’t, for instance. But many do, and where they are present they are important. Settings in art can be thought of much the […]
Here is a disclaimer: I’m a Classicist and an Ancient Historian. But I did art history in high school, and I enjoyed it, and I did pretty well. Art history […]