Category Archives: Art

Visual arts, including painting, sculpture, photography, etc.

Hermitage Video Tour

Gary Bembridge offers a short video tour of the beautiful Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine … Continue reading

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Italian Artists

The Italian artist Giotto brought a dimension and humanity to painting that revolutionized the European art world. Can you see his influence in Fra Angelico‘s work?

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Dutch Masters

You may view a few 17th century Dutch paintings below. Note how they use light, shadow, and texture. Can you see why these artists are called “masters”?

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British Artists

Notice the different ways these British artists portrayed their homeland. What similarities and differences do you see? What do you prefer and why? Click on an image to see it in a larger format.

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Illustrator Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle: Illustrator, Author, and Teacher Based on a March 2014 lecture given by Dr. David Murphy American illustrator and author Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853, to a Quaker family in Delaware. As a teenager, he studied … Continue reading

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Art for Divine Comedy by Dante

Gustave Doré did a series of famous illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy; you may view a few of them below. Click on an image to see it in a larger size.        

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Ancient Greek Literature in Art

Over the centuries, the authors and characters of Ancient Greek literature have been portrayed in many different ways; here are a few below. If you want to see an artwork in a larger size, just click on the image. To … Continue reading

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Literary Friendships in Images

It’s fascinating to see how different writers interacted with each other. Enjoy these great photos! Here below are T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, Hilaire Belloc, and G. K. Chesterton.    

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Hudson River School Artwork

The Hudson River School A group of artists known as the Hudson River School painted romantic landscape scenes, some of which depicted the American setting for Washington Irving’s works. These artists included Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Albert Bierstadt, and … Continue reading

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Walden Pond photos

Enjoy these images of the Walden Pond that inspired Thoreau.  

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