Monthly Archives: October 2011


According to my timeline The Starving Art Historian’s 1st birthday came and went. I wish my real birthday would have been this ignored! Thanks for reading. Hopefully there’s many more years of writing ahead. I love you guys with all … Continue reading

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Pretzel Logic

Job Adriaenszoon Berckheyde, “The Baker” A few days ago a friend joked about being in an “art historical pretzel,” i.e. she was writing in circles. It dissolved into jokes about pretzels in art…you had to be there I guess. But it … Continue reading

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War to be Proud of?

I’d wager a guess that if I asked you to name what comes to mind with “war art,” you would either offer up works highlighting the horrors of war (The 3rd of May, 1808, Guernica, The Massacre at Chios) or … Continue reading

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