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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...

The Trophy on “Augustus of Prima Porta”

19 April 2018

“Augustus of Prima Porta,” side view. Early 1st century CE, perhaps a copy of a bronze statue of c. 20 BCE. Marble, height 6′ 8″ (2.03 m). Musei Vatican Yesterday...