I have received a lot of emails recently from high school students or new college students wondering how to approach the study of art history. This is a response I wrote to those who emailed me using Tumblr. My goal…
Some brief thoughts on Karl Briullov’s The Last Day of Pompeii (1830 – 1833).
A reader seeks advice as they struggle with their place as an art history major.
An art history major who feels behind in their classes asks how they can catch up to their peers.
A reader asks: how can they continue to study art history after learning about what terrible people some artists were?
A reader asks how important an art history degree from a highly-ranked university is to their career options, and wonders if a degree from an “average” university would suffice.