Guide to Santa Croce, Florence

It's not called the "Pantheon of the Italian Greats" for nothing! This gem is filled with amazing art, great stories, and the final resting places of many famous Italians!

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Listening to TJ Clark

This last week the city of Chicago was so fortunate to host the amazing art historian T.J. Clark. You can probably recognize his name if you've ever taken a modern art course- as he is an expert on the subject. I became familiar with his work last semester when I used his book The Painting of … Continue reading Listening to TJ Clark

Manet’s Modernism

I love Impressionism. The pastel hues, the lighthearted subject matter. The Art Institute of Chicago has a large collection of Impressionist works. The gallery incudes Manet, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, and others. Which is why I was so suprised to find out that Manet was not an Impressionist. I think every Impressionism book I own includes his … Continue reading Manet’s Modernism

The Psychology of Vincent van Gogh

A quick note: this paper was written for an Intro to Psychology class, and should be read as a psychology paper with an art historical lens, not an art history paper outright. Vincent van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist artist who is most famously known for his masterpiece Starry Night and the fact that he cut off part of … Continue reading The Psychology of Vincent van Gogh