Summer Series: North Carolina

Many summers ago my sister and I took a road trip up the mountains of North Carolina with my godmother and her family. We had a gorgeous, roomy cabin far away from other human noises that served as our home base for the week. As much as I love museums, cities, and "culture," you've got [...]

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Student Series! Religion’s Purpose in Ancient Greece

The mysteries of what occurs after death has created a need for humans to seek religion. This has been a characteristic of humanity throughout ages, but Ancient Greek religion was fascinating and enticing to me. It was characterized by a distinct background that still makes it known today as the poster-child for mythology. The Greeks [...]

Student Series! A Caveman’s Way of Creating Art

Created from approximately 16,000-14,000 BCE, the Hall of the Bulls was rediscovered in 1940. These amazing murals show the techniques and intuition of the Paleolithic society that thrived in what is today modern-day France. Materials & Painting Technique Paleolithic artists of the Lascaux caves in France were surprisingly creative in their techniques in painting the animal [...]

The many questions surrounding Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait

This post was originally published June 6th on The Artstor Blog, The many questions surrounding Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait. It's a fantastic art history blog if you are interested, make sure to follow! Also, this is a great article about an image from the AP Art History 250 image set. All images in this blog [...]