During Independence Day weekend here in the U.S., I enjoyed a nice display of fireworks. During the show, I found myself wondering how fireworks are designed and made. Then, I started thinking that a really spectacular fireworks show is actually an art form.
My reaction to B.A. Shapiro's The Art Forger, a novel about a fictional young art forger and the real-life Isabella Stewart Gardner heist of 1990.
My boss just brought this news item from last month to my attention. It seems that two book dealers in New York City have stumbled upon what they believe may be William Shakespeare's dictionary, complete with annotations and markings by the Bard himself. If that is true, it would be very exciting indeed! I would… Continue reading William Shakespeare’s Dictionary (or not?)
Ball der Wiener Kaffeesieder (Ball of the Viennese Coffee House Owners) 2013. Photo (c) Andi Bruckner, http://www.andibruckner.com 0664/11444102. This post was inspired by several things: my interest in ballroom culture and history, my love of the Viennese Waltz, my desire to visit Vienna (so much that I asked for Vienna travel guides for Christmas last… Continue reading “Fasching” begins: an introduction to Viennese Ball Season
Hi everyone!I'm Alexandra, and this is my art history blog. Thanks for reading.I enjoy exploring the history of art and material culture because of what it can tell us about the lives of people from far-off places and times gone by, and maybe by extension about our life today. I became interested in viewing and… Continue reading Welcome to my new blog!