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Sampling the signs.

I’ll have a half double-decaffeinated half-caff with a twist of lemon

Connoisseurship is at a crossroads, and H. Niyazi of Three Pipe Problem explores that intersection in his review of James Beck’s From Duccio to Raphael: Connoisseurship in Crisis.  Beck, no stranger to controversy, sets an agenda for reform by calling … Continue reading

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A Carnival of Art History for March

Three Pipe Problem is hosting the Art History Carnival for March.  There’s a wealth of interesting material on offer from Frank DeStefano, Zsombor Jékeley, Lorenzo della Spagna, Mary Jo Gibson, Monica Bowen, Martha Lattie, Susan Benford, and Tasha Heidenkind, so … Continue reading

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Prehistoric painting

My earliest childhood ambition (at least in response to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”) was to become a paleontologist.  This fascination with prehistory arose in part, as it must with many children, in … Continue reading

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