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Dona Isabel de Requesens by Raphael

What could I tell you about the famous Raphael? Let’s review his biography before talking about this great painting! He was born in 1483 and died in 1520.  452 more words


Misrepresentations & The Unveiling of the Past: The Age of Illumination Mini-Series, #1

I have to admit, I am excited about this new mini-series on the Age of Illumination.

So excited, in fact, that I might have to force myself to behave like a proper young lady and remind my brain that I hold three university degrees, worked for a business in NYC, and know how to present intellectual ideas very seriously. 2,745 more words


One year Ago: April 17, 2014

One year ago today was the single most scary day of my life. It was the day I came very close to bleeding to death, very suddenly. 547 more words


As someone who has created their own murals for clients, I often look for inspiration and guidance from respected peers.  I was delighted therefore that renowned muralist Jeff Raum has agreed to give us a mini-tutorial on ‘Atmospheric Perspective’ despite his hectic schedule. 872 more words

Decorative Finish

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By Professor Craig Clunas

The first time I went to the conference of the Association of Art Historians was in 1986; the Association had been formed only twelve years earlier in 1974, and was very much associated then, at least in my mind, with what was called without any scare quotes the New Art History. 1,137 more words

History Of Art

Advocating for Art History

Last month I published a series of reports on AHTR about AP Art History (part I 3/20/15 and part 2 3/27/15). Written collaboratively with the wonderful Dana Howard, Senior K-12 Relationship Manager at Artstor, the posts grew out of conversations Dana and I began last year about resources that were being developed to support the new APAH curriculum that had been released by The College Board.   65 more words