Aurora, The Journal of the History of Art

Articles from Vol. 7, Annual

Botticelli's Venus and Mars and Other Apotropaic Art for Tuscan Bedrooms
Botticelli's Venus and Mars (Fig. 1) exemplifies apotropaic art produced for Tuscan bed chambers, a neglected category that reveals much about early modern popular culture. Little attention has been given to evidence that Quattrocento Tuscan bedrooms...
Conceiving the Child: British Illustrator Kate Greenaway's Determining Influence on the Graphic Work of Mary Cassatt
Mary Cassatt's canonical graphic imagery of children has traditionally been interpreted as the result of her interest in Japanese ukiyo-e prints, received through direct exposure to Japanese objects and second-hand awareness from contemporary artists...
La Creacion by Diego Rivera
The mural cycle, La Creacion, painted by Diego Rivera (1886-1957) (Fig. 1) between December 1921 and March 1923, (1) is the inaugural work of the celebrated Mexican art movement of the twentieth century. Sponsored by Jose Vasconcelos (1882-1959), Secretary...