On your next trip to New York City, if you want to skip the big-museum madness or are just looking for something new, check out one of these five lesser-known art museums.
Understand attribution, the process by which art historians make educated suppositions about who made an artwork, and learn about the pseudonyms given to artists whose real names we don't know. Enjoy some pretty religious paintings at the same time.
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.
Romanesque was a major style of medieval architecture that was popular in Western Europe in the 11th and 12th centuries CE. It's the direct predecessor of better-known Gothic architecture. Here's everything you need to know about Romanesque.
Art historians and art lovers primarily see manuscripts as works of art, but we shouldn't forget that the are books intended to convey texts. This post explores text in manuscripts and why it's much more interesting than you might think.
Wheel of Fortune page from the manuscript Carmina Burana. Photo from Wikimedia commons. 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… Continue reading Carmina Burana