Celebrating Maya Ying Lin: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage month is celebrated in May where we honor the histories of Americans from Asia and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia. According to Torchinsky, the legislation designated May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month because of May 7th and May 10th. May 7th, 1843 is when the first JapaneseContinue reading “Celebrating Maya Ying Lin: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month”

Breaking Down Art History: Michelangelo the Sculptor

Michelangelo Buonarroti is perhaps best-known for his paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but Michelangelo’s true passion was sculpture. One of his most iconic sculptures is his statue of David, but his David, while being a very beautiful piece of sculpture, does not amount to the sheer power and emotion of the Pieta.Continue reading “Breaking Down Art History: Michelangelo the Sculptor”

Breaking Down Art History: Lectures of Fidelity

Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife is a painting by Jan Van Eyck during the Early Renaissance period in Europe. The painting depicts Giovanni Arnolfini, the Lucca financier “(who had established himself in Bruges as an agent of the Medici family),” along with his second wife, whose name is unknown (Kleiner). It is implied that theContinue reading “Breaking Down Art History: Lectures of Fidelity”

Breaking Down Art History: Woman as a Spectacle in Art

Mary Cassatt was an American Impressionist in the mid 1800’s. Her subject matter mainly included women in leisure activities, or sometimes in the privacy of their homes living a domestic lifestyle. In one painting of hers, The Woman in Black at the Opera, Cassatt’s subject is a woman dressed in black using her Opera glassesContinue reading “Breaking Down Art History: Woman as a Spectacle in Art”

Love and Pain by Edvard Munch

By: Malcolm Ford This painting evokes a great sadness, everything about the pose screams this is a hug meant to quell a great agony. A shared sadness between the two figures maybe a loss or tragedy has befallen them and this is the only way that seems correct to comfort one another. Even though weContinue reading “Love and Pain by Edvard Munch”