Major Infatuation: Art History

By mrandal5@johnshopkins.edu

Detail of face of Venus from Raphael's painting, Birth of Venus.

Detail of face of Venus from Raphael's painting, Birth of Venus.

As an art historian, I believe brushstrokes on canvas reveal stories of history in a way that the written or spoken word cannot. When I study art history, I become Marty McFly. With so many years of art history all around me, I am able to travel to the past and then back to the future.”

Maya Kahane ’19


Art is incredibly intimate and spurs many different emotive responses. Artworks can illuminate both an artist’s soul and the psyche of the viewer.”

Tess DeBerry ’19


Art history is like poetry in many ways. Where one describes with words, the other with dabs of paint. Studying art history has made me much more detail-oriented. I now notice tiny details in everything. If I were to describe my major I would say: EVERYTHING is art.”

Sydney Baker ’18