Painting before 1300 AD (2): Prehistoric

Almost 20 years ago, I wrote a couple dozen essays on the history of painting for BeyondBooks.com, a subscription service that provided online supplementary materials for high-school students. The site’s…

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Painting Before 1300 AD (1): Overview

In the 32,000 years (more or less) since the earliest known paintings were created, untold numbers of tribes, towns, villages and cities have come and gone. Few, however, have left…

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John Wolfe Ambrose, Battery Park

John Wolfe Ambrose monument, 1936. Bust: Andrew O'Connor, Jr. Relief: Frederick G.R. Roth. Architect: Aymar Embury II. Original bust by Andrew O'Connor, Jr, created ca. 1900; recreated ca. 2017. Monument…

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Five Favorites

About the MFA The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, founded in 1870, opened to the public in 1876 at Copley Square. It moved to its present neoclassical home on…

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