Stories By Abreeza Thomas
The Top 10 Strange and Bizarre PaintingsJanuary 5, 2021
For every picturesque painting, there is at least one strange and bizarre counterpart. We usually gloss over the oddities, because, well, they’re just weird. It’s almost like being the weird kid in middle school; you get...
Beirut’s Art Scene: Before the Blast and NowSeptember 10, 2020
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, an unsteady economy, and rising inflation, the Mediterranean city has recently become...
Royal Portraits: The Art of ImageAugust 16, 2020
Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For monarchs throughout history, the importance of their name went hand-in-hand with their image. How...
10 Things You Should Know About the Pre-RaphaelitesJune 16, 2020
Just about all of us have a tiny inkling about Impressionism, the Renaissance, maybe even Expressionism and what makes each movement different from the other. However, when it comes to the Pre-Raphaelites most people, including myself,...
Art State of Mind
Cook Like an Artist! Kitchen Inspiration from Art HistoryJune 9, 2020
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 class. During the mid-16th century, Northern Renaissance artists, such as Pieter...
The Art of Adolf Hitler: Idyllic Paintings of a MonsterMay 27, 2020
Adolf Hitler is one of history’s most infamous dictators. After coming to power as Führer of Nazi Germany, he and his followers were responsible for the deaths of millions, not to mention the world’s greatest mass...
Edgar Degas and New Orleans’ PaintingsMay 6, 2020
Just about everyone has heard of “the painter of dancers,” Edgar Degas. However, the paintings Degas created in modern America’s favorite party capital, New Orleans, are commonly overlooked. In his five months abroad, Degas captured endearing...
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