Art History On Khan Academy (Article)

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Time passed as time tends to do, and along the way Teresa introduced late night horror shows as a Southern Belle vampire, sold gemstones on home shopping channel, earned a B.A. and M.A. in history with a special—albeit haphazard—concentration in women’s studies, raised two sons, and settled into a career as an HR Director.

While personal reminiscences of art and artists have long been written and read (see Lorenzo Ghiberti Commentarii, for the best early example), 8 it was Giorgio Vasari, the Tuscan painter, sculptor and author of the Lives of the Painters , who wrote the first true history of art.

Sometime along the way, the author strayed from the confines of Quattrocento Italian history into that of late 18th and early …

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