Comparative History

By Dr. Thomas Welskopp / 12.03.2010 Professor of Philosophy and Theology Universität Bielefeld Abstract This article traces the fate of historical comparison in the discipline of history and discusses its function, capacities, and theoretical and methodological foundations. So long as the discipline of history was informed by historicism and thus emphasized individuality, it was profoundly[…]

Everyone’s Talking about Giotto

Left: The Virgin and Child with Saints and Allegorical Figures, about 1315–20, Giotto di Bondone (Italian, about 1267–1337). Tempera and gold leaf on panel. Private Collection. Courtesy of Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York. Right: The Crucifixion, about 1315-20, Giotto di Bondone. Tempera and gold leaf on panel. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, photo M. Bertola Florentine[…]

Meet the Artist Who Helped Launch the Renaissance in Florence

The Ascension of Christ from the Laudario of Sant’Agnese, about 1340, Pacino di Bonaguida. Tempera and gold on parchment, 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (44.4 x 31.8 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 80a, verso By Dr. Christine Sciacca / 09.14.2012 Associate Curator The Walters Art Museum In the early 1300s, 150 years before[…]

A Brief Introduction to Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World

Portrait of a Man, about 100 B.C., found in Delos, Greece. Bronze, white paste, and dark stone, 12 13/16 in. high. The Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs. The National Archaeological Museum, Athens, inv. X 14612. Photo: Marie Mauzy / Art Resource, NY 10 key facts about these rare, unusual, and beautiful artworks.[…]