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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 · 43 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

Horror in October Part Two: The Female Monster

The monster is most often an embodiment of traditional masculine characteristics. If a monster is considered female, it has to be indicated so, otherwise we would probably just assume the … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Horror in October: The Infernal Inferno

Happy October everyone! This, in my opinion, is the absolute best time of year. Football season is in full swing and the weather is cooling down. We have apples, leaves … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

You Oughta Know: Henry Ossawa Tanner

A new feature on Greco’s Ghosts! “You Oughta Know” will introduce you to artists or works of lesser fame than the much studied grand masters.¬†These artists or works in the … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

Daedalus and Icarus: A Little ‘Vanitas,’ Courtesy of the Greeks

The story of Daedalus and Icarus in Greek mythology has inspired some fascinating works of art across multiple genres. Often told as a warning against vanity, this tale can apply … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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