Visiting Mayan Temples: Uxmal vs. Chichen Itza

Although not the only Mayan temple complexes on the Yucatan Peninsula, these two are certainly the most famous. Oh and they are both UNESCO SITES! (Uxmal & Chichen Itza) ๐Ÿ™‚ We were lucky enough on our last trip to visit both complexes, which I recommend if you have the time; if not, here is a [...]

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Writing & Art

Writing can be the art itself, or it can accompany the art, assisting in its interpretation and narrative. Utilizing writing in art allows theย informed audience to add a deeper layer of meaning to the piece. The Vienna Genesisย (below) is an example of writing complementing the art in which the writing coincides with the vignette shown. [...]

Pilgrimage in Art History

Looking back on Art History the aspect of pilgrimage is one that provides a distinctive form and function to religious practices and structures. Here are some of the most notable buildings in the art history curriculum: Chavin de Huantar, Peru Most pilgrimage sites are located at some holy ground and Chavin is no different; it [...]

Art Through Time: A Global View

  So I have had the privileged to meet up with a few AP Art History teachers in the past few weeks and the one thing I notice more people need to know about is Annenberg Learner's series: "Art Through Time: ย A Global View." I take the time to show ALL episodes with my AP [...]

Paradise in the Clouds: Monteverde Intro

<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/17847183/?claim=sr7ypugnrrk">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> About as close as we can get to it on Earth anyways! When first researching Costa Rica, Monteverde was ALWAYS a top destination in any search. And I can totally see why! We had a fabulous time here! To start, here's the kinda kooky backstory to this paradise in [...]