AP Crossover: Picturing the Little Ice Age

Great short article from The Artstor Blog on the Little Ice Age, aka the "polar vortex" of the 17th & 18th centuries. The Little Ice Age is part of the AP World History standards AND the article includes the painting Hunters in the Snow (below) from the AP Art History curriculum. Double win! Read the Artstor article [...]

AP Art History Hunting in Vatican City

Although Vatican City is surrounded by Rome, and therefore Italy, it's technically another country so that's why I have separated it from my post on AP Art History Hunting in Rome. But when you visit Rome you would be dumb to not also do Vatican... Make sure to do your research about visiting the Vatican Museums [...]

AP Art History Hunting in Rome, Italy

Rome literally has the mother-load of pieces from the AP Art History curriculum (Paris & London are probably the only other cities that can complete). You can spend your entire time in Rome searching for the 250 and luckily they line up with the other cool tourist things to do too. FYI, technically speaking Vatican [...]

#95. The Virgin of Guadalupe

Art Historical Background Before understanding religious imagery you have to first understand the religion's doctrine and secondly understand the historical context in which the image was created. For example a painting of Jesus has a very different meaning in 4th century Rome than it does in 20th century America. And so it is with the [...]

AP Crossover: Virgin of Guadalupe

I've been planning on doing a few posts on the Virgin of Guadalupe with information geared for AP Art History info and a more religiously-based Catholic post. And by "planning" I mean I've been thinking about it for a few days but it's currently Wednesday at 8:42 pm I am just sitting down to type...soooo...."planning"....yeah. [...]