Category Archives: Art and History

Helping Make History More Interesting: William Hogarth

Few have heard of William Hogarth, an engraver in 18th century England. He was known for his very detailed pictures of subjects ranging from the usual portraits to most significantly, his satirical drawings and cartoon strips providing commentary on social … Continue reading

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Art and History III: German Soldiers

As in previous posts, Art and History Part II: Sculpting The Insane¬†for example, I am often inspired to make art about the history I’m studying! This time, I made German soldiers from WWI up to the Berlin Wall! ¬†“Defeated German … Continue reading

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Art and History Part II: Sculpting The Insane

In addition to drawing illustrations of various scenes, I also was inspired to make figurines of some of the mental patients! This one is a madwoman being restrained by an attendant. I gave her an angry expression to show she … Continue reading

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Art and History: The Golden Age of Psychology

Often artwork from the period being studied makes the topic all the more fascinating. For the turn of the century, I love those lithographic line drawings they used to make. It’s a huge shame they don’t still make them anymore … Continue reading

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