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

#JeSuisCharlie – The Beauty of Satire

In the aftermath of the January 7th terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, I feel obliged to voice my support of satire as a cultural genre. Thinking about this article … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 1 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 One

Hello followers, Today was day one on the Boston art tour and it was quite the excursion. Day one was spend almost entirely at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 4 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

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

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

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

Sarcasm and Wit in Goya’s “The Wedding”

Oh, Goya. The first “official” post on Greco’s Ghosts was always going to be about Goya. Born Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, he is called Francisco de Goya, or … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

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