3 Cool Things You Might Not Know About Hokusai’s “Mount Fuji with Cherry Trees in Bloom”

3 Cool Things You Might Not Know About Hokusai’s “Mount Fuji with Cherry Trees in Bloom”

In honor of the centennial of Japan’s gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the United States and the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C., celebrate spring with Katsushika Hokusai’s “Mount Fuji with Cherry Trees in Bloom.” The print comes from a series depicting views of Mount Fuji; Hokusai’s most well-known print, “The Great Wave off Kanagawa,” comes from another series featuring the famous symbol of Japan. more…
3 Cool Things You Might Not Know about Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro

3 Cool Things You Might Not Know about Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro

To celebrate Easter, this week’s work isn’t exactly one of Christ’s Resurrection but in a similar theme as Christ the Redeemer. Would love to visit this one day! more…
3 Cool Things You Might Not Know About Duchamp’s “Fountain”

3 Cool Things You Might Not Know About Duchamp’s “Fountain”

Celebrate April Fool’s Day with this funny, enigmatic work that I’ve always wondered why it was so famous: 1. Dada: This work is classified as part of “Dada,” a movement between WWI and WWII that was a backlash against the “reason” and logic” that had led to war, in contrast favoring “chaos and irrationality” (source) […] more…
3 Cool Things (You Might Not Know) About Van Gogh’s “Irises”

3 Cool Things (You Might Not Know) About Van Gogh’s “Irises”

Art Snap is back! Welcoming spring with Van Gogh’s “Irises”: 1. Career path: Like most Millennials, Van Gogh was on the elusive search for work that is meaningful and useful – he explored being a preacher, teacher and art dealer. “Drawn to these vocations by his desire for a life bothspiritually fulfilling and socially useful, Van Gogh determined […] more…
Guest Curator – Discovery & Design of the Corbridge Lanx

Guest Curator – Discovery & Design of the Corbridge Lanx

(Image source / Corresponding newsletter) This week’s issue is curated by Rachel Patt, a recent Stanford grad in Classics with a concentration in Art History. Together with the museum and Art Department, she curated the exhibition “Appellations from Antiquity” at the Cantor Arts Center. Rachel will be continuing her studies in graduate school at the […] more…
3 Cool Things (You Might Not Know) About Stonehenge

3 Cool Things (You Might Not Know) About Stonehenge

(Image source / Corresponding newsletter) In a world of ephemeral real-time news feeds and instant search results, I’ve recently become very interested in stone sculptures and structures – their mystery, physicality, universality (created by ancient civilizations around the world), and ability to endure (I mean, 2100 BCE… that’s a looonggg time ago) amidst our increasingly […] more…
3 Sets of Classic Drawings

3 Sets of Classic Drawings

(Image source / As seen in museum / Corresponding newsletter) This week’s post was suggested by reader Les Evans, for inspiration as he takes up drawing himself. Thanks for the request, keep ‘em coming everyone! : ) Not just your basic charcoal sketches. Here are 3 sets of classic images and methods that take drawing […] more…
Halloween Edition – Goya’s Darker Masterpieces

Halloween Edition – Goya’s Darker Masterpieces

(Image source / As seen in museum / Corresponding newsletter) [Blooper note: Had meant Charles V and His Family instead of Las Meninas, which was painted by Velazquez – thanks Jett!] This week’s post was suggested by reader and recent DePaul University grad, Mary. More specifically, a request for Goya’s darker works — perfect for […] more…
3 Cool Things (You Might Not Know) About Degas

3 Cool Things (You Might Not Know) About Degas

(Image source / As seen in museum / Corresponding newsletter) This week’s post was suggested by reader and recent Stanford Master’s engineering grad, Kirstin. Her original suggestion was for this beautiful painting from her travels, I’m highlighting a ballet scene since Degas is most famous for those. Thanks for the request, keep ’em coming everyone! […] more…
3 Cool Things (You Might Not Know) About Caravaggio

3 Cool Things (You Might Not Know) About Caravaggio

(Image source / Corresponding newsletter) This week’s post was suggested by reader and Dartmouth Art History student Sonia. Thanks for the request, keep ’em coming everyone! : ) The Caravaggio I remember the most vividly is this huge painting, which I saw while it was on loan to the MNBA in Buenos Aires – in […] more…
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