Caravaggio, Madonna of Loreto, St. Agostino, Rome, 1604
My junior and senior year of college, studying art history from Japanese garden design to 19th century Parisian photographs, was some of the most rewarding learning I've ever done. I wrote a senior thesis on the art in the propaganda posters and pamphlets made by french women fighting for the right to vote in the turn of the 20th century. No one had ever written on this topic before and I was euphoric with the prospect of research and discovery.
Alice Kaub-Casalonga, Untitled Poster, lithograph 1906
This blog is for those of you who have never studied art history but find art intriguing. It's for those of you who feel inspired by art. Its for those of you who find art incredibly boring but have the tiniest inkling of a doubt about this judgement, and are open to letting me show you how interesting it can be. It's a blog where I hope you feel welcome to ask questions or reflect on your own responses to art work.
Nezaket Ekici,Film-still from performance Blind, Germany, 2007
(Visit the artist's website: Ekici-Art)