Advice for applying to graduate school in art history.

Advice for applying to graduate school in art history.

I receive many questions from prospective art history graduate students wondering how to discern if graduate school is the right choice, how to apply (and what’s needed to get in), what grad school entails for art history, and how an…

What can I do with a degree in art history?

Although teaching and museum/gallery work seem to be the most popular career routes, art history majors are not limited to these paths, as an article by Charles M. Rosenberg, “Alternatives for Art Historians,” discusses. Another informative resources is the Art History…

Can you recommend some books about Caravaggio?

Walter Friedlaender, Caravaggio Studies Andrew Graham-Dixon, A Life Sacred and Profane Howard Hibbard, Caravaggio Helen Langdon, Caravaggio: A Life Francine Prose, Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles Catherine Puglisi, Caravaggio Peter Robb, M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio Keith Sciberras & David…

Who were the Caravaggisti?

The Caravaggisti were a group of Caravaggesque painters from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They painted in or were influenced by Caravaggio’s brooding, dramatic, and realistic (unidealizing) style. For more information about the Caravaggisti, I recommend the following books (although this of…

What is Art History?

To quote the classic and famous Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, “Except when referring to the modern academic discipline, people do not often juxtapose the words ‘art’ and ‘history.’ They tend to think of history as the record and interpretation…