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Plaster Cover-Up and the “Last Judgment” at Autun Cathedral

3 December 2017

Tympanum depicting the “Last Judgment” from the Saint-Lazare Cathedral, Autun, France. c. 1120-1130 or c. 1130-1145. Base of tympanum is approximately 21′ in length...

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...