A link to my HeadStuff.org article about illustrations of Santa Claus and how his appearance evolved over time. Includes work by illustrators like Thomas Nast and Norman Rockwell.
It wouldn't be Halloween if I didn't write at least once about creepy creatures in art. (Did you really think I wasn't going to do it this year?) Well, HeadStuff just posted my article "Halloween Creatures in Five Centuries of Art", in which I take a look at how imaginings of witches, vampires, demons, and… Continue reading Halloween Creatures in Five Centuries of Art (HeadStuff)
In honor of Movember, I wrote about history's best moustaches for HeadStuff.org. This article was fun to research. History's Best Moustaches - HeadStuff.
To be perfectly honest, this is probably the most depressing article I've ever written. In the past few years alone, we've lost so many irreplaceable ancient monuments. However, I felt that this topic was really important to talk about. I just hope things will calm down soon. Cultural Heritage in Peril: Ancient Victims of… Continue reading Cultural Heritage in Peril: Ancient Victims of Modern War in the Middle East – HeadStuff
My article on art forgery in the twentieth century has just been published on HeadStuff.org. Check it out! A Brief History of Art Forgery in Four Crazy Case Studies - HeadStuff.
Link to an article I wrote for HeadStuff.org about prehistoric European cave paintings. These paintings, which date back millennia, are the oldest known paintings in world history. They give us our best clues about the origins and art and why humans first felt compelled to create it.
My second article has been published on headstuff.org. Continuing my new-found interest in Celtic and Irish art, I have written about the Tara Brooch. The Tara Brooch: Gold and Jewels from the Ancient Irish Past | HeadStuff.
A link to my January 2015 article about the Monuments Men for HeadStuff. The Monuments Men were a group of Allied soldiers who worked to save monuments and track down and repatriate lost or stolen artworks during World War Two.
You may have noticed that it's been a little while since I last posted. While I may have been absent for the past few weeks, I have certainly not been idle. In fact, I was working on something that took up much of my intellectual energies until quite recently, and now that it's done, I… Continue reading Big News!!! Huge News!!!