Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Last Judgment at the Autun Cathedral

Grab your beret because today we’re going to France!  Yay!  (The yay was to add to the rhyming scheme.) Sylvester is going to start by telling us a bit about Romanesque art.  Romanesque means “in the Roman manner.”  Most of …

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Fishing with a Harpoon by Hans Gude

Hans Gude was a Norwegian Romanticist painter born on March 13, 1825.  He is one of the most prominent landscape painters of Norway, and his masterpieces are especially captivating when about warm sunlight or moonlight illuminating the reflective surfaces of …

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Scissored Art by Sister Mary Jean Dorcy

Sister Mary Jean Dorcy was born on March 10, 1914 in Anacortes, Washington.  She was an artist in the unique discipline of paper-cutting–but her work is much more elaborate and charming than you might think by the name!  She was …

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The Lindisfarne Gospels

Sometimes, we get stuck in a box of our ideas about what art is.  We might forget that even the words on a book’s page can be art!  Well, they can!  Sylvester is going to talk to us about manuscripts today, …

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The Catacomb of Santissimi Pietro e Marcellino

Today Sylvester is going to take us on a tour of the catacombs!  *Italian accent*  Not the cat-a-combs, the catacombs!!!  (That’s from VeggieTales.  Sylvester didn’t come up with that and neither did I.  I wish I did.)  There are lots …

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The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

Michelangelo is perhaps the most famous, awe-inspiring, and influential artist of all time.  Born on March 6, 1475, he was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and poet.  He was a gift to the world during the glorious years of the …

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How Arthur Drew Forth the Sword by Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware.  He was an author and illustrator, and naturally illustrated many of his own books.  If you ever get an itch for reading about knights smiting each other great buffets, …

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