Greco's Ghosts

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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

Welcome to Greco’s Ghosts

New name. New enthusiasm. Welcome to Greco’s Ghosts. This website was formerly named Blogistemology – a combination of the words “blog” and “epistemology,” meaning the study of knowledge. After a … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

‘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

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

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

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 · 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

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