Propaganda of the French Revolution

April 27, 2011

Jacques-Louis David – The Death of Marat (1748), Royal Museum of Fine Art, Belgium This post comes to you as I wade through an enormous stack of student papers in hopes of finding something worthwhile. I have been rather overwhelmed by some of the nonsense submitted this semester. One student claimed that women weren’t allowed [...]

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Feminism Revisited

April 12, 2011

I’m nearly two months late in posting about this, but better late than never. And hey, it’s been a hectic two months! Anyway, back in February I led an open forum discussion at La Salle between students and faculty about the issue of feminism in 21st century America. It’s a topic that has become quite [...]

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National History Museums

March 23, 2011

If you’re not quite as compelled as I am by all things French, you may not have heard about the recent backlash against French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Following a long line of tradition among French presidents, Sarkozy has decided he needs to leave a cultural mark to be remembered by when he leaves office. A [...]

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Defending the Humanities

March 2, 2011

I am working on several interesting posts at the moment that I am excited to share with you, but I thought I would pass along this fascinating article by Princeton University historian, Anthony Grafton. The article, titled “History under Attack,” addresses the growing difficulties faced by the humanities in universities. As a result of more [...]

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Aphrodite and Eros, Venus and Cupid

February 14, 2011

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share some memorable images of the goddess and god of love, Venus and Cupid. Enjoy and have a love-ly day! Lorenzo Lotto – Venus and Cupid, 15th-16th C., Metropolitan Museum of Art François Boucher – The Bath of Venus, 1751, National Gallery of Art Peter Paul [...]

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The Appeal of William Trost Richards

February 8, 2011

Every time I teach another section of La Salle’s Intro to Art History, I make a point of taking my students to La Salle’s Museum within the first few weeks of the semester. Most of them are not regular museum-goers, and even fewer have been to the La Salle Art Museum despite its easy access [...]

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