The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers.

— James Baldwin

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers.

— James Baldwin

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Why Study Art History

Why study art, it’s a valid question. In this post we will explore my thoughts on the topic.  The study of art history starts with

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Let a Child Lead You

Color in art is…complicated. While working on writing a clear, somewhat comprehensive article on the subject for my curriculum, I’ve struggled far more than seems

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Article on the Visual Language of Art

Art is a Conversation

Art is a conversation between the artist and the viewer. To participate in a conversation we must speak, at least some, of the same language.

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Article on the medieval Prayer Nut

Prayer Nuts

A prayer nut is a Gothic, miniature sculpture contained inside of a sphere of boxwood. Prayer nuts were all the rage during the 1500’s, and

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Tintoretto’s Nativity

Tintoretto’s, Nativity provides the viewer with a unique portrayal of the familiar nativity story. Skillfully using light, and the distinctive architecture of a two story

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El Greco’s Annunciation

El Greco’s Annunciation was painted late in the artists career when his style had fully developed. Combining the exaggerated colors and figures of the Mannerists

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The Annunciation by Titian

  The Annunciation by Titian is one of the artist later works displaying his innovative loose brushstrokes and dramatic lighting. Containing more of the heavenly

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Dürer’s Nativity Woodcuts

Albrecht Dürer’s Nativity Woodcuts Albrecht Dürer’s Nativity Woodcuts communicate complexity with nothing but lines, and it is astounding. Realistically representing space, emotion, perspective, with nothing

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