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Lintel 24 from Yaxchilan - Classical Maya (400 BC - 900 AD)

This image shows a wonderful lintel from Yaxchilan, a Mayan city. It was made at the beginning of the 8th century AD. The lintel is kept is the British Museum. 321 more words


Flaxseed Oil, Psyllium Husk, A Bit of Chalk, Oil Paint & Pinch of Risk...

I wrote a few notes to myself at the beginning of this semester about what I expect from students in my classes. These include a desire that they engage deeply with their work, that they find ways to discuss their progress and their process. 404 more words


#familyMW – Childhood at Charleston


Left to right: CHA-P-621-6, CHA-P-598-39, CHA-P-656-R. Photographs © The Charleston Trust.

Family was at the heart of life at Charleston. Home to Vanessa Bell’s young children as well as a host of visiting artists and writers, the house offered a playground in which all – adults and children alike – were encouraged to create and explore. 63 more words

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The Artist Project Released

Yesterday, The Metropolitan Museum released the first season in a five season audio program featuring contemporary artists speaking about the collection, creativity, process, and impact. It goes to show that when you give museums and cultural institutions enough money to produce things right, beautiful conversations are literally made audible. 6 more words

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Psyche revived by Cupid's kiss - Canova

I would like to tell you a bit more about the amazing sculpture that is Psyche revived by Cupid’s kiss. It was made by Canova in 1793 and it can be seen in the Louvre. 385 more words


#inspirationMW – Bloomsbury and the Old Masters

Clockwise from top left: CHA-P-728-R, CHA-P-727-R, CHA-P-726-R. Photographs © The Charleston Trust

Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant regularly studied Old Master paintings in museums and exhibitions across Europe, a practice that both enriched their knowledge of art history and provided inspiration for their own works. 75 more words