[Introduction] This is the story…

     As material manifestation of the course of civilization, art provides visual stories of human history.  One remarkable feature of art is its resilience.  As artists react to the tumult of events with new applications and styles, artistic movements metamorphize to reflect a new emerging viewpoint or perhaps even a significant shift in culture.  The study of art history provides the context needed to develop a profound appreciation of art beyond mere visual entertainment.  Through various studies and encounters, social events and private musings, I hereby embark upon a personal journey to understanding societies better through visual media…

Thank you for reading!

F. Gordón-Quiroga

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The author with La vision de saint Jérôme by Louis Cretey, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

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