... what resonates throughout the text,is that art 'is one of the few things that connects us profoundly to one another and reveals our common humanity' ... unspools like a juicy novel, detailing the backstories of several art history notables, their families, mentors, fellow artists, lovers and more ... Dasal writes with humor and honesty, offering truth mixed with speculation ... All this adds up to a fascinating, lively take on a topic that is too often reduced to dry facts. Art history buffs or anyone who likes a good thriller will find ArtCurious a welcome escape.
... a collection of stories that would enliven any art appreciation syllabus. In a dozen carefully compiled chapters, each either unexpected, slightly odd, or strangely wonderful, she presents the most arcane information in a lively, accessible, and engaging way ... This delightful compendium ends with a bibliography and list of recommended reading ... This volume will certainly do that for casual museum-goers, art aficionados, and the just plain curious.