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Flora Forager and Iconic Images

14 October 2017

Flora Forager, “Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night,'” 2016. Billy buttons, blueberry, chrysanthemum, hydrangea, lavender, sunflower Last week I had the opportunity...

The Dresden Frauenkirche and “New” Baroque Thoughts

17 September 2017

A few weeks ago I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Germany and spend time with two dear friends. My trip began in Munich and eventually ended up in Berlin. I spent an inordinate...

Two Panathenaic Peploi: A Robe and a Tapestry

28 June 2017

So-called “Peplos Scene” from the east Parthenon frieze (panels E31-35). The scene may depict the peplos garment being folded by a child (perhaps a weaver) and a chief...

Fragonard’s “The Swing” and “Portrait of a Lady”

14 June 2017

Fragonard, “The Swing,” 1767. Oil on canvas. Wallace Collection Tonight I am feeling very sheepish. About three or four months ago, I student mentioned to me that Fragonard’s...