Stories By Alexandra Kiely
Painting of the Week: Edward Henry Potthast, Ocean BreezesJuly 11, 2021
This seems to be the perfect Painting of the Week for the beginning of summer vacation. It is titled Ocean Breezes and was painted by Edward Henry Potthast in the first years of the 20th century....
Happy Fourth! American Female Artists from the NMWAJuly 3, 2021
In honor of July Fourth (Independence Day), celebrate ten spectacular American women artists. Today’s selection comes courtesy of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), a Washington D.C. museum dedicated to great female artists...
Karl Bodmer and His Native American PortraitsJune 29, 2021
The Karl Bodmer: North American Portraits exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City spotlights compelling 19th-century watercolors of Native Americans. Karl Bodmer and Prince Maxmillian In 1833, Swiss artist Karl Bodmer (1809-1893)...
Inkulinati – Medieval Manuscripts Come to Life in a New Video GameJune 1, 2021
If you’ve ever wanted to step inside a medieval manuscript, here’s your chance. Inkulinati, an upcoming strategy-based video game, was inspired by the weird and wonderful world of marginalia. Medieval Marginalia Throughout medieval manuscripts, all sorts...
Armchair Museum Visits: Great Museums in ArtMay 18, 2021
Armchair traveling, online art viewing, and virtual museum visits are all the rage these days. In this article, you can do those three things at once by viewing portrayals of museums in art. It will probably...
All that Glitters: The Sparkling World of Medieval MosaicsMay 10, 2021
Welcome to the sparkling world of medieval mosaics! Although not as famous as illuminated manuscripts or stained glass, mosaic was a popular art form that enlivened both Christian churches and Islamic mosques during the Middle Ages....
Painting of the Week: Heart of the Andes by Frederic Edwin ChurchApril 18, 2021
Heart of the Andes is one truly impressive landscape painting. Frederic Edwin Church‘s crowning achievement depicts scenery he saw during his two visits to South America. However, one of the painting’s most important features doesn’t appear...
Virginia Arcadia: Natural Bridge and Why Artists Loved ItApril 15, 2021
Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts explores a natural wonder and its appearance in American art. The exhibition includes more than 60 paintings, prints, drawings, maps, photographs,...
Explore the Unknown World of Klimt’s LandscapesApril 14, 2021
When you think of Gustav Klimt, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably thought of his portraits and other people paintings. You might not realize that he also...
From Love to Art: Anna Hyatt Huntington, an American SculptorMarch 23, 2021
A pioneering female sculptor of the 20th century, Anna Hyatt Huntington created artworks that are still visible all over New York City. Here are some of the most famous. Anna Hyatt Huntington Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973)...
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