Great piece on how the sculpture of ancient Greece and Rome was actually originally colorfully painted, not the gleaming white marble emulated by later Renaissance and Neoclassical artists.
If you’re wanting to bring some culture into spooky season, check out these creative art history-themed costumes! There will be a costume contest at the AAHA Halloween Party on Monday – all are invited!
I’m going to be catching up a bit on some of the questions that have been asked in lecture on here. A few weeks ago, someone pointed out the strange folded paper that Velázquez painted in the bottom right of… Continue Reading →
The question in class yesterday about the symbolism behind the candles in the Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece) sent me down a bit of a rabbit hole, and two journal articles linked below demonstrate how scholars attempt to uncover meaning in… Continue Reading →
The Metropolitan Museum in New York put together this wonderful resource of Indigenous perspectives on objects from the American Wing, including the Bierstadt painting we looked at in class on Thursday. This is an important way to layer our perspectives… Continue Reading →
Here is the documentary I mentioned in class yesterday. It’s from the BBC’s Renaissance Revolution series. Enjoy!
As promised, I have some more information on the curious “red turban” seen in Jan Van Eyck’s portrait we studied on Tuesday. Called a chaperon, what we see in this painting is essentially a shoulder cape with a hood that… Continue Reading →
Just came across this great piece on the lesser-known side of Meret Oppenheim’s Object. Enjoy!