Abreeza Thomas

Author

Abreeza is a Mississippi native with a strong passion for all things art. In 2018, she graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, earning a B.A. in Art with minors in Art History and French. As a teacher, she is learning more about her craft and passing on the importance of art history, creativity, and observation to her students. In her free time, she continues to independently produce linocuts, monotypes, and drawings while spending an equal amount of time cuddling with her cat.

Articles by Abreeza

Bizarre

Top 10 Strange and Bizarre Paintings

For every picturesque painting, there is at least one strange and bizarre counterpart. We usually gloss over the oddities, because, well, they’re...

Abreeza Thomas 14 November 2022

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About the Pre-Raphaelites

Just about all of us have a tiny inkling about Impressionism, the Renaissance, maybe even Expressionism, and what makes each movement different from...

Abreeza Thomas 7 November 2022

Art Travels

Edgar Degas and New Orleans’ Paintings

Just about everyone has heard of Edgar Degas, the famous painter of dancers. However, the works Degas created in modern America’s favorite party...

Abreeza Thomas 24 October 2022

Women Artists

Joan Hill: Exploring Native-American Heritage

On December 19, 1930 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Joan Hill was born into an influential family of Creek and Cherokee descent. After dabbling in art during...

Abreeza Thomas 11 October 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of Eva Gonzalès by Édouard Manet

You’ve probably heard of the Impressionists: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Camille Pissarro. These guys are not only known for...

Abreeza Thomas 18 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sea Watchers by Edward Hopper

The time has come for young children to trade in play clothes for school clothes, tugging parents along in the quest for a routine. Meanwhile, all...

Abreeza Thomas 31 July 2022

Theater & Cinema

Beautiful Horrors: Art in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Spoiler Alert!)

From the beginning of season 3 of Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Ms. Wardwell hits the nail on the head. As you will see below,...

Abreeza Thomas 31 May 2022

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Henry VIII of England, ca. 1537, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain.  History

Royal Portraits: The Art of Image

Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For monarchs...

Abreeza Thomas 7 May 2022

Dine & Wine

Cook Like an Artist! Kitchen Inspiration from Art History

For hundreds of years, kitchens in art were the undesirable work place of unsavory maids, tucked away below the luxurious living spaces of the upper...

Abreeza Thomas 26 March 2022

Contemporary Art

Beirut’s Art Scene: Before the Blast and Now

It was only three years ago, after a long civil war, that Beirut’s art scene began to find its feet. Despite ever-present political corruption,...

Abreeza Thomas 10 September 2020