The main point of this website is to make art history understandable and accessible, so questions from my readers are really important. So if you send me a question about art history, it means that I will answer it on the website.

To send me a question, please use the below contact form. You can structure your question however you’d like; however, there are some questions that I will not answer:

  1. Questions that include personal insults, directed at me or anyone else.
  2. Questions that include hate speech or derogatory language.
  3. Questions that have already been asked and answered on the site.
  4. Questions that are unclear or confusing – if so, I will ask you for clarification before I answer your question.

Keep in mind that I am only one person and it takes me a while to write each article! I apologise in advance if it takes a while for your question to be answered. If you’re worried I’ve missed your question, then feel free to send me another message to double check!

Upcoming questions

“Are there any books you could recommend for someone like me? I’d be very interested in learning (Western) art history from about the time of the Renaissance until today. Basically, could I study an entire university art history curriculum in a single book?” – asked by Jordan

“It has always struck me that the Impressionists were in their time not
considered as what you could call “officially acceptable painters”,
and that for instance the yearly Salon in Paris consecrating the best
painters of the year regularly refused their paintings (hence the
“Salon des Refusés). Could you enlighten us about who were the
official painters of the time and give some examples of their works?” – Myriam
“How can you see on people in for example the 17th century that they didn’t take care of their hygiene as well as us? Did they try to hide their teeth in paintings because they were so bad? How was their skin? Are there examples of paintings where the artist doesn’t try to make the subject look ‘better’ than they actually where?” – asked by Agnes
“I wonder if there have been women engaging in abstract expressionist art and if we maybe only don’t know them because Clement Greenberg forgot to tell us about them?” – asked by Natascha

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