Greco's Ghosts

Art. History. Culture.

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

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: 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

For the Love of the ‘Schland Part Two: Dürer and the German Woodcut

This, dear readers, is a belated Part Two of a spread on German art, inspired by Deutschland’s World Cup victory in July. Today, we study German master Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Dürer was … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

For the Love of the ‘Schland: Lucas Cranach the Elder

Deutschland won the World Cup! Congratulations to the Germans, they deserved their impressive victory. This seems as good a time as any to do a spread on German art. The … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Guns N’ Roses and Raphael: The Bromance

If you like heavy metal and High Renaissance, boy do I have a treat for you! I was in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend and had the pleasure of attending … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

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

A Cornucopia of Wit: Still Life and Arcimboldo

I’ve had another small hiatus from the blogosphere; my apologies. My November has been hectic (I feel like I’ve been out of town over half of this month), and here … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

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