Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Walk into the American Wing and step back in time to stand before the six-foot-three George Washington in Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware. Leutze's painting captures the spirit of this daring undertaking by George Washington, and illustrates America's capacity to overcome adversity at great odds.
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012
I was challenged to find a work of art from another culture and time period that is similar in some way to the Renaissance portrait that I have been researching. For my portrait's match, I decided to pick a helmet mask made by the Mende or Sherbro peoples from Sierra Leone in West Africa.
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012
Did you know that, at one point, this young man had a halo?
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012
Art from the past holds clues to life in the past. By looking at a work of art's symbolism, colors, and materials, we can learn about the culture that produced it.