Greco's Ghosts

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About the Author

Hello Blogosphere, my name is Kristy. Here is my life story as it pertains to this blog: I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Albion College for my Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and Spanish. In life, I was always passionate about art and loved creating it and being surrounded by it. It wasn’t until I took my first Art History course in college that I realized that I wasn’t as interested in creating art as I was in looking at it, analyzing it, reading about it and talking about it. However, as a double major I didn’t have enough room to minor in Art History, so I take the liberty of calling my undergraduate course load a “Concentration” in Art History.

After college I made Kansas City, Missouri my home, where my passion for art was expanded by discovering the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and its amazing collection. After a number of volunteer gigs at the museum, I decided I wanted more of a role in the art world, so I enrolled at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) for my Master’s degree in Art History. Being proficient in Spanish and immersed in Spain’s culture after studying abroad in Alcalá de Henares during my undergrad, I decided to focus on the art of Spain for grad school. My graduate thesis is about Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, entitled Goya and the Grotesque: A Study of Themes of Witchcraft and Monstrous Bodies.

Today I live in Omaha, Nebraska with my husband and our puggle. My other interests include cooking, sports, healthy living, and reading. I am also a big Harry Potter fan, a wine enthusiast, and a lover of travel.

2 comments on “About the Author

  1. Davidanymn
    March 29, 2020

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  2. Peter Geraghty
    April 25, 2021

    Hi, Kristy.
    I was ambling around the internet to see what It had to say about the Pre Raphaelites and found your interesting, entertaining, personal blog. I see you wrote. in your graduate thesis about Goya’s interest in witchcraft.
    I’ve been looking at Goya’s Disasters of War and have wondered what was going on in Goya’s mind in his representations of bats and cats and donkeys. Do you have ideas about some of these things in Goya’s art?
    My interest is as a student in San Francisco, looking at works that are in the collection of the Legion of Honor. Basically, I am an old retired guy following up on stuff that snags my interest. I’m not a scholar.
    It would be nice to hear from you. If you are willing and this is easy for you to do, an opportunity to read excerpts from your thesis would be great.
    Thank you.
    Peter.

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