On the afternoon of March 4th, I was one of the very first people to experience Frick Madison, the Frick Collection's new installation in the Whitney Museum's former home at 945 Madison Avenue. The surprisingly-wonderful combination of historical art and Brutalist structure literally shines a new light on the Frick's beloved artworks.
What is Romanticism in art? Learn about the different themes and stylistic attributes of Romantic painting, sculpture, and architecture. Find out how it's different from Neo-Classicism, the style that preceded it.
My articles about Cecilia Beaux and Anna Dorothea Therbusch, two successful female portrait painters, have been recently published by Daily Art.
I've spent a lot of time talking about illustration and other elaborate decoration, so today, I want to focus on pages with a lot of text. After all, the content of a book comes before everything else. I also decided to look into the British Library's amazing collection of manuscripts, since I've featured the Metropolitan Museum's holdings for the… Continue reading Text in Manuscripts – Day Four of Medieval Manuscripts
I've been working on a dance routine to "Carmina Burana" and wanted to do some research on the history of the piece. I was planning to write more about gargoyles this week, but I decided to write about this instead when I saw a picture of the original medieval manuscript.* Before it was a well-known piece of… Continue reading Carmina Burana