Art historian and art critic, writer, artist. Author of “How to Read Paintings” https://books2read.com/u/bw7vNY

Ancient Greece in the heart of the Pope’s palace

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The School of Athens (1509–1511) by Raphael. Fresco at the Raphael Rooms, Apostolic Palace, Vatican City. Image source Wikimedia Commons


Enter a small but perfectly formed world

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The Annunciation (c. 1485–92) by Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi). Tempera and gold on wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US. Image source The Met (open access)


A melancholy contemplation of the presence of death in utopia

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Et in Arcadia ego (1628) by Nicolas Poussin. Oil on canvas. The Louvre, Paris. Image source Wikimedia Commons


An intimate portrait by an American female Impressionist

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The Child’s Bath (1893) by Mary Cassatt. Oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago. Image source The Art Institute of Chicago (open access)


How this wistful depiction of the ancient temple tells a deeper story

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The Parthenon (1871) by Frederic Edwin Church. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States. Image source The Met (public domain).


A step on the path to abstract art and a brighter epoch

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Improvisation №30 (Cannons) by Wassily Kandinsky, 1913. Oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago. Image source The Art Institute of Chicago (open access)


Open your mind to peripheral thinking

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Photo by Zulmaury Saavedra on Unsplash


An image of grandeur and eminence that describes Christ’s victory over death

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The Resurrection (c. 1460s) by Piero della Francesca. Fresco. Palazzo della Residenza in the town of Sansepolcro, Tuscany, Italy. Image source Wikimedia Commons


Sculptural revolution expressed by a twist in the human body

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David (1501–1504) by Michelangelo. Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence. Image source Wikimedia Commons


Tips on how to begin your studies into the history of art

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The Angelus (1857–59) by Jean-François Millet. Oil on canvas. Image source Wikimedia Commons

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