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Fragonard and Morisot?

16 April 2019

Berthe Morisot, “Reading (The Green Umbrella), 1873. Oil on fabric, 18 1/8 × 28 1/4 in. (46 × 71.8 cm). Cleveland Museum of Art The post that you are reading is a...

Crevelli’s Cucumbers, Christ, and Cotán

9 January 2019

Carlo Crivelli, Madonna and Child, c. 1480 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) I am reading the most wonderful book right now, The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint,...

Wiley and Morris at the St Louis Art Museum

19 December 2018

The radio silence on my blog has been deafening for me, but luckily I’ve been able to do some writing over the past few months. The William Morris Society in the United States...

Book Review: “The Museum of Lost Art”

11 July 2018

I recently finished reading Noah Charney’s new book The Museum of Lost Art. I have an academic crush on Charney’s work – he always manages to write about fascinating...