Category Archives: Art History

The Barberini Palace

 I had not intended on visiting the Barberini. It was not even on my radar from my readings. As an admirer of Caravaggio it should have been but I was ignorant of its collection. I had an afternoon to kill … Continue reading

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Renaissance Sketches

In San Lorenzo I came across several Renaissance sketches for unfinished works. They provide a rare glimpse into the working habits of the master artists of the Renaissance.                      

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The Duomo

Our bed and breakfast was situated just off the square near the Duomo allowing us the opportunity to easily tour the church and its famous Baptistery. Unfortunately, we there during the off season and the museum that holds the original Gates … Continue reading

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The Uffizi and Academia

Alas! No pictures from the Uffizi since photography was forbidden. We almost gave up in despair when we noticed the lines to enter the gallery. Having just arrived we had not purchased our Firenze card, a fast pass for all … Continue reading

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An Italian Sojourn

Let me apologize for not posting sooner. I had every intention of posting while in Italy or just after returning, unfortunately, my busy schedule as a teacher/artist prevented this until now. During the week of Carnevale we traveled to Florence … Continue reading

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Fieldwork in Valley Forge

Reposting an article concerning Howard Pyle and his association with Valley Forge. by Hannah Boettcher http://www.americanrevolutioncenter.org/first-oval-office/fieldwork-valley-forge    Especially in this early summer weather, Valley Forge National Historical Park is a popular local destination for hiking, running, dog-walking and picnicking between Washington’s … Continue reading

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Monuments Men deserves a shot!

Critics unduly harsh on Monuments Men. Continue reading

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Go West!

We spent the day of New Year’s Eve touring the Go West show at the High Museum in Atlanta. Included are several important pieces by Bierstadt, Moran, Remington, and N.C. Wyeth among others. Go West! Art of the American Frontier … Continue reading

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Is art worth a life?

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Norman Rockwell

An interesting Gurney Journey article on the recent Norman Rockwell book. Norman Rockwell Article

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