Last month, I told HeadStuff that I wanted to write an article about the origins of Santa Claus and the evolution of his appearance. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The history of Santa Claus is way more complicated than I thought. He doesn't have any one single origin or neat… Continue reading Santa Claus Imagery Through the Ages – now on HeadStuff
It wouldn't be Halloween if I didn't write at least once about creepy creatures in art. (Did you really think I wasn't going to do it this year?) Well, HeadStuff just posted my article "Halloween Creatures in Five Centuries of Art", in which I take a look at how imaginings of witches, vampires, demons, and… Continue reading Halloween Creatures in Five Centuries of Art – just published on HeadStuff
In honor of Movember, I wrote about history's best moustaches for HeadStuff.org. This article was fun to research. History's Best Moustaches - HeadStuff.
It's Halloween, and the Scholarly Skater is celebrating in Virginia's colonial capital. While I am enjoying a historical ghost tour (feel free to be jealous), enjoy my article on creepy medieval manuscripts on HeadStuff.org.
To be perfectly honest, this is probably the most depressing article I've ever written. In the past few years alone, we've lost so many irreplaceable ancient monuments. However, I felt that this topic was really important to talk about. I just hope things will calm down soon. Cultural Heritage in Peril: Ancient Victims of… Continue reading Cultural Heritage in Peril: Ancient Victims of Modern War in the Middle East – HeadStuff
My article on art forgery in the twentieth century has just been published on HeadStuff.org. Check it out! A Brief History of Art Forgery in Four Crazy Case Studies - HeadStuff.
My article about prehistoric European cave painting has just been published on headstuff! The Origin of the World’s Art: Prehistoric Cave Painting - HeadStuff.
My second article has been published on headstuff.org. Continuing my new-found interest in Celtic and Irish art, I have written about the Tara Brooch. The Tara Brooch: Gold and Jewels from the Ancient Irish Past | HeadStuff.
My article on the Monuments Men has finally been posted on headstuff.org! Check it out! A True Art Adventure: The Real-Life Story of the Monuments Men | HeadStuff.