Francisco Goya’s paintings of witchcraft are recognizable to many in and out of the art world. The images play upon well-known and accepted tropes of witchcraft; old crones bent over the lifeless bodies of young children, the worship of Satan in the form of a black goat, as well as the witches’ flight. They playContinue reading “Duchess of Osuna and Goya’s Witches”
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Catherine de’ Medici’s Identities I
Elite women of sixteenth-century France took advantage of their positions to become influential art patrons and collectors. Catherine de’ Medici (1519-1589) was one such woman.
Reframing History: Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham
Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham is considered by some to be the United Kingdom’s first female architect and a major patroness of architecture during the 17th century. Born into aristocracy in 1632, Lady Wilbraham married Thomas Wilbraham, the heir to the baronetcy of Wilbraham in 1651. During their honeymoon, the couple traveled throughout Europe and Lady WilbrahamContinue reading “Reframing History: Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham”
The Rejection of a Masterpiece Part 2
This is the continuation of The Rejection of a Masterpiece Part 1. You should definitely go and read that first if you want to understand what I’m talking about!
The Rejection of a Masterpiece Part 1
This is part 1 of a two part discussion on Fragonard’s “Progress of Love.” I loved writing and researching this paper even though it is not a Renaissance work. I hope you guys enjoy it too! – Taylor
Eroticism and Urination
Hello everyone! This is definitely one of the more outrageous papers I have ever written. I will say, the footnotes are extremely important, so make sure to check them out. As always, comment for questions about sources or other questions/comments. -Taylor Psyche’s Second Task with a River God from the Sala di Psiche in the PalazzoContinue reading “Eroticism and Urination”
Pomp and Circumstance: The Book of Hours of Mary of Burgundy
The Dukes of Burgundy had a long history of arts patronage that aided in shaping a powerful reputation for the dukedom. Flemish artists were brought to the court to create works for the members of the ducal family for generations and the influence of Flemish artists coming into France led to many artistic innovations. TheContinue reading “Pomp and Circumstance: The Book of Hours of Mary of Burgundy”