Greco's Ghosts

Art. History. Culture.

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

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

Holy Mother! It’s the Russians!

The Winter Olympics happen every four years. When I was a kid, I was glued to the TV during this time because I was obsessed with the figure skating and … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 3 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

The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of the Lone Green Valley

Who says you have to be a Parisian or a New Yorker to get respect in the art world? Thomas Hart Benton, along with his friends Grant Wood and John … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Art Deco, Ol’ Sport?

I recently went to see the new film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and despite the strange incorporation of contemporary music, including for some reason hip hop by Jay-Z and … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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