The Art History Newsletter

Why do so few art historians blog?

by | 9 April 2007 | Uncategorized

Visit this academic blogs page, and compare the number of art-history blogs to, say, the number devoted to linguistics and philosophy. There are more art historians blogging than appear on this list, but most of the others that we know about blog mostly about their personal lives. (Not that that — or, say, this or this — doesn’t also make for good reading.) Meanwhile, we are thankful for what we’ve got. Recent posts from the always-interesting Art History Today (by David Packwood), for example, cover a Milwaukee man’s attack on The Triumph of David by Ottavio Vannini and two paintings recently discovered in the British royal collection, attributed to Caravaggio.