Art 101, Part One

Art has a familiar way of excusing itself from conversation with the untrained eye to speak straight to the soul. Feelings stirred up by masterpieces can be much more poignant than facts known about them. Though, as many a connoisseur might agree, a bit of expertise can enhance aesthetic enjoyment a great deal. Hard to believe, but…

Back to School

Inarguably, one of the most influential causes behind the development of many upheavals in modern art was the Bauhaus art school. Founded and directed by Walter Gropius in Germany on April 1, 1919, Staatliches Bauhaus sought to reform art education, and in doing so, to create an entirely new type of society. The Industrial Revolution played…