Archive for February 4, 2018


The word orography comes from Greek words meaning hill and to write; hill-writing seems like an evocative image to me. But the word refers to, as Wikipedia describes it, “the study of the topographic relief of mountains.”

Visualizing Words: An Art-History Post

This altarpiece is quite large—120”x104”—which always makes me think about what it would be like to be in its presence on a regular basis when it was part of the chapel decorations in Siena Cathedral.  (I would urge you to look at it on Google Art as you can zoom in and see all the […]