Greco's Ghosts

Art. History. Culture.

Alms for the Clubfooted Boy

Lent has some great representation in the history of art. Living in a such a Catholic nation, Spanish artists seem to offer some of the most profound examples. Greco’s Ghosts has discussed Lent before, … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

#JeSuisCharlie – The Beauty of Satire

In the aftermath of the January 7th terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, I feel obliged to voice my support of satire as a cultural genre. Thinking about this article … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Boston Bloggin: Day Three

Ok, Day Three was actually two days ago, but the hassle of travel at the end of Day Three and the craziness of returning to work the next day has … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Boston Bloggin: Day Two

Day Two was spent in the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. This iconic institution, named after its founder, a wealthy connoisseur of art who lived from 1840-1924, is nestled in Boston’s … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Boston Bloggin: Day One

Hello followers, Today was day one on the Boston art tour and it was quite the excursion. Day one was spend almost entirely at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

Horror in October Part Three: The Witches’ Sabbath

Greetings, and Happy Halloween. Here, we end the annual Horror in October series as a trilogy, capped off by another feature on the witch. This omnipresent character of All Hallow’s … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Horror in October Part Two: Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti

Here we are at mid-October, and The Silence of the Lambs was on TV yesterday. This is about to take a turn to the freakiest. Cannibalism is the most unthinkable … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Year of the Greek Dude

El Año Greco. This week, and year for that matter, honors the IV Centennial anniversary of the death of El Greco (April 7, 1614), one of Spain’s most prolific artistic masters. … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Did You Bury Your Sardine? It’s Lent People!

Carnival, carne vale in Latin, means “farewell to meat.” We recently celebrated Carnival/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras. We engorged ourselves on greasy meats, King cakes, paczkis and other empty carbs, perhaps even a … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

O Come, Let us Adore Him

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS! In celebration of Christmas, another obvious theme in art history presents itself. The birth of Jesus was conveyed in a million different ways and is possibly one … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

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