Medieval Europeans were pretty serious about astrology. The belief that that stars and planets influenced daily life was fundamental to the medieval calendar and cycle of seasons. For this reason, zodiac signs appear all over medieval art and architecture, often in unexpected places. Check out some examples in my article for DailyArt Magazine.
Learn about the beautiful Spanish churches used in the filming of the new Netflix series Warrior Nun.
Here's my guide to understanding all the controversy surrounding the recent decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.
Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1961 biographical novel about Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). I'm glad that people kept pushing me towards this book until I couldn't resist anymore; I enjoyed it greatly and recommend it highly. Here's why.
Julia Morgan was the first successful female architect in the Unites States. She designed over 700 structures and is best known for the fantastic Hearst Castle complex in California. Please enjoy my lengthy and well-researched article to discover her empowering and impressive story.
It has been exactly one year since the horrible fire that almost destroyed the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. My article for DailyArt Magazine aims to be a balanced assessment of Notre-Dame's current status and also my celebration that the cathedral still stands on the first anniversary of its near destruction.
New York City's Park Avenue Armory was originally a headquarters for the National Guard's Seventh Regiment. Its Gilded Age Veterans Room is a rare surviving interior by Louis Comfort Tifffany's Associated Artists.
As I'm sure all of you know by now, the Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris caught on fire yesterday and suffered extensive damage. Yesterday's events made me appreciate what a true miracle it is that any ancient treasures survive at all. But just because they've gotten this far doesn't mean that they will always be around.
For the past few months, I've been working with Citaliarestauro.com, a Portuguese e-learning company specializing in art history, to create an online course about the history of Gothic architecture. I'm so excited to announce that it is now available for purchase!
The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia opened in 1895. It has been renovated several times since, and it's decorated in a luxurious, eclectic style.