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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

The Other Claude

Chances are, when the name Claude is mentioned in relation to art, you’ll think of Claude Monet. But there’s another Claude that came around before Monet, whose study of the … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Horror in October: The Rebel Angels

OCTOBER! The best month on the calendar. The second annual “Horror in October” series is back, with new articles about fightening themes for the enjoyment and inspiration of upcoming Halloween. Here’s … Continue reading

October 3, 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

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

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

What is Manifest in the Pre-Raphaelite Manifesto?

The Arts and Craft Movement, the Futurists, the Secessionists; artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries loved a good manifesto. The obsession with modernity as well as nationalism and other … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Jean-Antoine Watteau and the Arcadian Booty Call

Jean-Antoine Watteau was a popular painter of the French Rococo, and a grand artist of the fête galante, the pleasure filled celebrations or amorous escapades enjoyed by French aristocracy after … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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