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A Global Perspective of Early Modern Art History

Challenging the convention of a strictly Italian Renaissance tradition through the examination of cultural interactions, material exchange, the movement of ideas by artists and courts, and the advent of a more globalized world view in the long-sixteenth century.

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Just a Statue, or Something More?

For my ART 272 class Visual Assignment project, I studied object number 125, a carved wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with a...

Archbishop Statue

Archives Blog Post At first glance, this sculpture might suggest an image of the famous St. Patrick because of the green vestment and...

Ivory Triptych

To understand the Renaissance and its global connections, it is easiest to look at a specific object from the period and its cultural...

Annunciation Terra Cotta

The art piece that I chose to do my research on is the Annunciation Terra Cotta by Andrea Della Robbia. The art piece was gifted to The...

Carved Wood Cabinet

Katie Hurd ART 272 Dr. Hunt 4 April 2022 Carved Wood Cabinet Before diving into the beauty and complexity of this carved wood cabinet, it...

The Tortoise Shell Chest

The Tortoise Shell Chest was donated to the Catholic University of America by Monsignor James Magner in July of 1998. Monsignor Magner...

Journey of Madonna Gonzaga

The journey of a piece of art over time has many unknowns. The Madonna Gonzaga is one of three Madonna pieces done by Raphael that had...

Why a Cosmopolitan Renaissance

Welcome to Art 272 at CUA The museum is dead, long live the museum. Paradoxical as it might sound, the modern museum remains trapped...