An introduction

As material manifestation of the course of civilization, art provides unlimited stories of the human experience. Among the many remarkable features of art is its resilience as an intellectual stimulus. While history unfolds and societies evolve, artists react to the tumult of events with new applications and styles. Artistic movements metamorphize to reflect significant shifts in culture. The study of art history provides the context needed to gain a profound appreciation of art as more than mere visual entertainment – it helps us understand ourselves and the world around us.

With both academic studies and personal encounters with art, I embark upon my personal journey into visual humanities and report my musings and critiques here…

Thank you for reading!

– Frank Gordón-Quiroga, University of Hartford

Portrait by Jon Eastman, ink on paper (2018)


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