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Is Art Sexist?

Hello, and welcome back to Carivaggio. I know I have been gone for a while, but only because I have been waiting for the right time to...

The Struggle of the Art Historian

Hello and welcome back to Carivaggio! Today I wanted to take some time to let my readers get to know me a little better. I know this is...

The Not-So-Subtle Art of the Rococo

What: The Swing Who: Jean-Honoré Fragonard When: 1767 Where: The Wallace Collection, London, UK. How: Oil on canvas Hello and welcome...

What Is Art?

(Oath of the Horatii, Jacques-Louis David, 1784, Louvre, Paris, France.) Hello again and welcome back to Carivaggio. I know it has been a...

The Mystifying Beauty of Venus

What: The Birth of Venus Who: Sandro Botticelli When: 1484-1486 Where: The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy How: Tempra on canvas Hello...

Secrets of the Mona Lisa Revealed

What: Mona Lisa (Painting) Who: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) When: 1503 possibly to 1517 How: Oil on poplar panel Where: The Louvre...

Look For What You Don't Know Exists

What: Byzantine Period (4th-15th century CE) Let's bring it wayyyyy back. Hello! And welcome back to Carivaggio. Today we are going to do...

Sex In The Ancient World

WARNING - this post discusses sex and may not be appropriate for all viewers ( so please do not show this to your grandma) - What: The...

A Man With a Plan

Hello! and welcome back to Carivaggio. If you are new here please read my first blog post as we are exploring the timeline of Baroque...

Boy With a Basket of Fruit

For my first blog post, I wanted to focus on one of my favorite paintings entitled Boy With a Basket of Fruit, which is also my icon for...