Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Giveaway Winner and 2011 Recap!
Congratulations to Val S., the winner of the Florentine Press giveaway, Irene Parenti Duclos: A Work Restored, an Artist Revealed! Val, if you could email me your mailing address information (see my email address in the sidebar), I can pass it along to the Florentine Press. Congratulations!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful 2012. I look forward to writing more posts (and learning more things!) in the upcoming year. This past year has been a fun and successful year for Alberti’s Window. Not only did I write sixty-seven posts this year, but I was able to move my content to this new site and design. Here are some links to my favorite AW posts from this past year:
- A Strange and Unusual Portrait by Fontana
- Hubert and Jan Van Eyck: What I Wish We Knew
- Renaissance Art and Conception!
- Mrs. Arnolfini Might Be Dead!
- Bruegel’s Dead Men
- Snakes in Ancient Art Hiss-tory
- Altar of Pergamon and Baroque Scholarship
- The “Collection Museum” Complete* List
- New(ish) Romanesque Theories
- “Masculine” Civil Architecture in Colonial Brazil
- Hillwood Estate: Self-Portrait of an Heiress
- Ancient Greeks and Romans Broke Their Pediments
- Let’s Reconsider (and Republish on) the Well of Moses
It’s been fun for me to review my posts and look at the various things I discussed this year (although, admittedly, I wrote things with a slant toward Western/Renaissance/Baroque art). I love the diversity of my little blog, though. In some ways, my eclectic posts remind me of Vincent Desiderio’s Cockaigne (1993-2003, shown below). For ten years, Desiderio painted a canvas filled with open books. The book pages include miniature reproductions of his favorite masterpieces. The artists whose works are reproduced in Desiderio’s painting range from Masaccio to Vermeer to Picasso to Duchamp to Chuck Close. (If you want to learn more about this painting, I’d recommend that New York Times article, “A Ten-Year-Long Art History Course.”)
I hope that in the upcoming year my humble little blog will offer an assortment of visual and scholarly pleasures, similar to Desiderio’s spread of paintings and books. Here’s to a great 2012! Happy art history-ing, too!