A writer reflects on Giotto, St. Francis, and what it means to have faith amid a pandemic.
Rome may be a mecca for Medieval art, but it isn’t every day that conservationists there discover a trove of long-lost frescoes dating to the 1240s.
In today’s dose of art history geek news, we turn to the Daily Mail, which reports that “art restorers have discovered the figure of a devil hidden in the clouds of one of the most famous [13th C.] frescos by Giotto in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi.”
Adele Enersen photographs her dozing daughter Mila in a variety of poses and scenes, often drawn from art history. The visual similarities between her homemade work and her sources is pretty cool, as is its relationship to art history. What other options for inspiration could Enersen pursue?
The impressive performance of Ed Harris in Pollock is the first thing that pops into my head when I think about the intersection of fine art and film. However, there are many more examples of Hollywood getting all creative and artsy … And so I say to Hollywood: Enough. Let’s branch out, diversify, and push our art flicks into some exciting new genres …