Julie Heffernan on El Greco

El Greco emphasizes this theme of separation—head from body, conceptual realm from sensorial realm, upper half from lower half, white from black.

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Elizabeth Huey on Fra Angelico

The predella panel of Fra Angelico’s Perugia Altarpiece envisions the humble yet heroic life of Saint Nicholas, also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Ellen Harvey on Rogier Van der Weyden

This rather battered old reproduction hangs in my studio. I’ve owned it since I was five, which is when I first and last saw the original.

Lisa Corinne Davis on Niccolo di Pietro

Niccolo di Pietro, Saint Ursula and Her Maidens, ca. 1410, Tempera and gold on wood, 37 x 31 inches I love stories. I have always loved them more in pictures than in words -- narrative events shown rather than told. All paintings tell stories. Perhaps it is the core...

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Laurie Hogin on Grant Wood

The readmission of artists like Grant Wood into high art discourses may open the door to many more types of representation, inclusive of many more places, lives, and subjectivities.