Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Art Tells All Tales: A Visual Record of Time

From the animal hunt depicted in a prehistoric cave drawing, to the uniforms of the Amsterdam militia in a 17th century Dutch masterpiece, a vast majority of the history of humankind has been told by reflecting on the art of the period. When I was a Fine Arts Major in college, we were required to take a notoriously difficult costume history class. The course was thorough and phenomenal because it taught us how to identify the time period in any portrait or movie by the clothing worn: All done by studying the Visual Arts. More often than not, a written record […]