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The Niobid krater - Classical Greek vase (5th century BC)


In this post, I will present to you a very important vase: the Niobid krater. I will do my best to describe it and then give you some hypotheses concerning its iconography which, I think, are the best part in Art History. 775 more words


"A New Republic" by Kehinde Wiley Opens at the Brooklyn Museum

In his most recent exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, Kehinde Wiley makes a clear statement about society. Upon exiting the elevator on the fifth floor, visitors are greeted by a quote which reads, 161 more words


Exercise: 'Annotate an image of contemporary events'

In this exercise I have to annotate a late eighteenth-century or early nineteenth-century image depicting a contemporary event. I have analysed a lithograph entitled: ‘She definitely has more voice now’, by Honoré Daumier, which was created on 23rd June 1869. 455 more words


Exercise: 'David and neo-classicism'

For this exercise I have researched the painting entitled: The Tennis Court Oath 20th June 1789, by the French artist Jacques Louis David.

How does David invest this historical event with political and moral significance? 292 more words


Women in Science

Today, I participated in the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation’s Women in Science spring conference, which was held at the Museum.  The GSK Foundation funds and mentors female students enrolled in science programmes in North Carolina.  223 more words


Classical Art

Such a lovely afternoon at the #NortonSimon with lovely company! #artislife (at Norton Simon Museum)