“The Mona Lisa”… “The Pieta”… “The Girl with a Pearl Earring.” For a score of centuries, artists enriched Western society with their works of astonishing beauty. “The Night Watch”… “The Thinker”… “The Rocky Mountains.” Master after master, from Leonardo, to Rembrandt, to Bierstadt, produced works that inspired, uplifted, and deepened us. And they did this…Read More Why is Modern Art so Bad?
I blame the perception of art being liberal on Picasso because he was a card carrying communist. It’s interesting the artist who painted the great anti-fascist picture saw absolutely nothing wrong with totalitarian communism. And certainly most artists tend to be a liberal. I don’t think though that that means that Republicans or conservatives can’t…Read More Is Art Appreciation the One Thing Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Might Agree On?
Hi, I’m John Green, This is Crash Course: World History and today we’re going to talk about something that ought to be controversial: The Renaissance. So you probably already know about the Renaissance thanks to the work of noted teenage mutant ninja turtles Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael. But that isn’t the whole story. Mr.…Read More The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? – Crash Course World History #22