I’ve finally gotten around to republishing many of the posts that I first wrote over at the Accessible Art Historian.
Imaginative giant that I am, I’ve titled this new drop-down menu “Accessible Art Historian“.
Technical giant that I am, I somehow garbled the original order of the posts, which has posed an enormous problem for my A-type need to list them in the precise order in which they were written.
So it’s a bit of a let down that I had to default to listing them in alphabetical order.
And it’s an even bigger let down that some of the titles no longer make any sense.
For example, I originally posted a short essay about Neoclassicism and Romanticism with Géricault as a point of departure.
I cleverly titled it “Happy Birthday, Théodore Géricault” because the day I added it also happened to be the 222nd birthday of this French painter.
However, today is not his 226th birthday.
But it is the 193rd anniversary of his death. He was only 33.
That said, I’m honoring this early abolitionist today, on the date of his passing, by re-posting the essay and changing the title.
I’ll try to remember to repost some of the Accessible Art Historian’s art essays here and there in the future.
But don’t count on them popping up on the right days: I just did more math than I swore I’d ever do, trying to figure out how old Géricault would be next year if he’d died later and on a different date. Or something like that.
Anyway – if you are looking for old AAH posts (and some of you are – I see you still popping in over here from my APSU days, and also from that whole article in the Chronicle of Higher Education), they’re all here now for the most part.