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

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

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 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

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

When a Rembrandt Becomes a Rembrandt Again

A buried treasure found in a building that houses nothing but treasures? It happens. An original painting by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is worth tens of millions of dollars. … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a 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 · 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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