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Symbols and Allegories in Art

by Julie Dawson Govan

In the corner of a French Renaissance painting, a child blows soap bubbles beside a circle of joyous dancers. Because the painting is titled The Dance of Human Life, a viewer might easily recognize the four dancers as the four Seasons,... Read More

Book Review

American Art Since 1945

by Julie Dawson Govan

A canvas covered with bright spatters of paint, by Jackson Pollock. Warhol’s famous image of Marilyn Monroe. “The Spiral Jetty,” by Smithson, a massive curl of heaped rocks extending into the Great Salt Lake. The glaring... Read More

Book Review

Great Cathedrals

by Julie Dawson Govan

A photograph of the vivid octagonal ceiling of the Cathedral of Ely graces the cover of this imposing book. One notices first the colors, exploding outward from a central point: elaborate, even riotous, yet somehow contained by the... Read More

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