Greco's Ghosts

Art. History. Culture.

#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

For the Love of the ‘Schland Part Three: The Surreal World of Max Ernst

Capping off this small trilogy on the art of Deutschland, it is worth our time to explore the complex visions of Max Ernst. German art of modernity is known for being expressive, … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

‘Murica!

It’s World Cup time, and the American Outlaws are helping spread soccer fever like a hazardous contagion. I love me some futbol and was thrilled four years ago when Spain … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Napoleon Bonaparte: Courageous Conqueror or Foretold Antichrist?

If you are recognizing the anniversary of a historically prolific person’s death, do you refer to it as celebrating? Honoring? Remembering? Grieving? What if that person is the famous (or infamous?) Napoleon … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

You Oughta Know: Thomas Cole’s Empire

Actually, many of you already know. But if you don’t know, you oughta. You really, really oughta. So this post is just to make sure you do. Anyone who knows anything … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Horror in October Part Four: It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble…  The famous witches mantra in Shakespeare’s Macbeth still comes to mind when bringing up that quintessential antagonist of All Hallow’s … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Horror in October Part Three: Goya’s Madmen

This month’s feature on terror now takes a twist toward the insane. Think of how many characters in our popular culture have been portrayed as sadistic madmen. The Joker, Michael … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Bohemian Paris and Absinthe: A Realistic Portrayal by Edgar Degas

So sorry for the posting hiatus; it was a busy August. This article was inspired by an Impressionist exhibit I recently saw at the Joslyn Museum of Art in Omaha. … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

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