I might be an idiot for not know about this website’s existence, but OH MY FUCKING GOD. It is saving my life right now! http://www.wikipaintings.org/
Time to cram for my Renaissance in Venice midterm.
In reference to the meme I just posted I have a great story. My Moving Image/Film class is always super dark. There’s a small light in the room that professors can have dim, but this professor never turns it on. So every class I have the hardest time writing notes doodling because I can’t see the damn page. I have to rely on the light from the projector. Well two weeks ago we were...
GAAAAAHHH!!!! OMFG!!! 400 FOLLOWERSS!!!...
Sorry if this may seem obnoxious…but honestly my dears…I don’t give a damn!! ~Really Excited Ron!
We made it to 400 followers guys! We seriously never imagined we would have even half as many wonderful followers! When we started this blog, it was really to help us get through the semester. Just a place for us to vent. Now it turned into a whole art history community, and we love it! Keep sending us amazing submissions or message us anytime because it reminds us why we started this blog...
distantlyyours asked: I think you are on to something here! I really hope you do go into Art Law! Thanks for indulging my nerdiness and talking about repatriation.
Anonymous asked: do you think art historians can get a job in which they have to travel often?
distantlyyours asked: The bust of Nefertiti is really an interesting case, because at the time the bust was found, Egypt was ruled by England, but the French were in charge of antiquities. The practiced the partage system, where the German crew were supposed to share with the French officials what they had found, instead they lied and said they had a piece of plaster with an image of a princess. It all really comes...
distantlyyours asked: How do you feel about countries of origin that were under some other countries rule when their works of art were looted? say for instance the bust of Nefertiti or the Parthenon (Elgin) Marbles.
distantlyyours asked: Hey there! I too am an Art history major and I thought it was fascinating that you brought up art law. Would you consider maybe getting into repatriation? I am currently writing my thesis on five case studies of repatriation. It's such a hot topic at the moment, it's truly interesting to see how museums are handling their provenance and how countries of origin are working on reclaiming...
We just wanted to thank all you guys so much! You are all the best followers and seeing all these messages have definitely been putting a smile on our faces :)
unfauve asked: Have you done one that says: "Spend more time making flashcards / Than actually studying them" ? Because that was pretty much my college experience right there. No idea why I kept making the damn things when it took hours to do them, leaving me so little time to actually study! Ha. :) Loooove the blog! Graduated a couple years ago and I'm still going through art history class...
Anonymous asked: whats art law? would you ever consider going into conservation and restoration?
Anonymous asked: i know this is cliche but what do you art history majors plan on doing with your lives
I never think that people die. They just go to department stores.– Andy Warhol (via fckyeaharthistory)
i just ran into this post. http://tyleroakley.tumblr.com/post/18111027205/sarcoptid-michael-you-know-what-michael it is hilarious AND relevant Funny submission!
couragetoattemptlife asked: For the anon who asked about preparation for studying conservation: I actually just spoke with a painting conservator at the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City yesterday! He says you need skills in three areas: physical/chemical sciences, art history, and practical art skills. Then, get any experience you can behind the scenes in a museum, even on a volunteer basis. Those skills and experience will...
Anonymous asked: Hey, so I'm an art history major right now, and I really want to go into art conservation. I'm having trouble, though, figuring out what other things I should take to supplement my preparedness for conservation. Any advice?
Apparently me and Aaron answered at the same time! So I’m just going to post my answer too. “After having this major for two years, I still feel the same way. I’ll have days where I’m panicking about my future and then others where I couldn’t be happier. If art history is something that you really love, I say go for it. Switching my major was the best decision...
Anonymous asked: I plan on majoring in art history next year... but I get told all the time it's risky and it'll be extremely difficult to find a job once I graduate. Any advice?? Should I consider changing my major?
Just realized the typo on the meme I posted earlier -____- I’m going to upload the corrected one! Actually, Tumblr is being a bitch and I’m tired. So look out for the corrected one tomorrow!
definitionpurity asked: Omg, you're blog is awesome!! Thanks! :))
Who knew art history professors could be fair? He actually used paintings we’ve talked about in depth, rather than use paintings we’ve never even heard of!
I come bearing great gifts! :D →
absolutely amazing; enjoy all! ~Ron
Anonymous asked: I really enjoy your blog! Haha, its absolutely perfect... What university are you studying at?