Marble votive relief from the sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron, Attica, showing a group of worshipers approaching the goddess (left), who is attended by a stag, one of her characteristic animals. Artist unknown; ca. 350 BCE. Now in the Archaeological Museum of Brauron.
do you have any art history book recommendations? or other resources on learning about the subject
Of course! Personally I swear by Janson for an overall history of art, but I also have a copy of The Story of Art which is probably more easily found (I bought my copy at the Met’s bookshop) and afforded. I haven’t actually read many others aside from very specific things in catalogues or other small publications that I’ve read online (JSTOR is great, the Met’s Watsonline has some public domain and Met-published things that you can access for free). I haven’t used it much, but I really like what I’ve seen of Google Culture. More here and here~