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MA Comprehensive Exam: Flashcards Bonanza

Next Monday and Tuesday I will (probably) take the last exam of my life: the Comprehensive Exam in Art History. This epic two-day exam covers anything that is on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art, as well as any image in Marilyn Stockstad’s  431 more words

Artist Obsession: Kate Jury

Katherine Jury (or @katefjury as she’s known on Instagram) creates beautiful abstract paintings in soft sherbet colors. They are low-key gorgeous and perfect for spring/easter/whenever. I feel like a lot of contemporary art tries to shock and awe, to blast your senses and make it impossible to look away. 97 more words


Reflection on my trip to the Art Institute of Chicago

Recently I got to go to the Art Institute of Chicago with my History of Western Art 2 class. I had been to the museum one time before, but going this time around, I had a little different perspective after studying these masters in a class setting. 468 more words


Cathedrals of the Mind

My first semester as a full-time student is drawing to a swift close.  I’m not sure I’ve ever done something so challenging and personally gratifying.  Yesterday I was working in the kitchen, talking out loud to myself about the chronological order of Byzantine emperors. 652 more words

Laura Morelli's Authentic Arts Series: Florence

Dear Reader,

Laura Morelli has two new books out today in her Authentic Arts series. The reasons I love these books are many fold:

  • She excels at sharing with her readers the beauty of Italy.
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CS3- Contextual Analysis of The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott is a 1.5m x 2m oil on canvas painting, created in 1888 by Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. The Romantic piece is based on Elaine of Astolat from Arthurian Legend, which inspired a great deal of Waterhouse’s work. 451 more words

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