Stories By Alexandra Kiely
Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the SpotlightFebruary 27, 2021
Nearly 150 years after his death, African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines last month. This happened when his Landscape with Rainbow was featured during the recent United States Presidential Inauguration. It’s nice to see...
Visit Parisian Landmarks in These Ten Gorgeous PaintingsFebruary 26, 2021
If you’ve ever been to Paris, you know that there’s nothing like seeing the city in person. However, that’s no reason not to get a taste of it with some help from great artists. So, let’s look...
The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial and Its Anglo-Saxon TreasuresFebruary 15, 2021
A new Netflix movie called The Dig (released January 29, 2021) is a fictionalized story about the 1939 discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. It is based on John Preston’s novel of the same name....
Ice Skating Artwork – A Visual Journey on IceJanuary 28, 2021
Ice skating is a beloved winter activity and I’ve been an avid participant (all year round) since I was a little girl. As such, I really enjoy looking at ice skating in artworks from centuries past....
Art State of Mind
New Year’s Resolutions Inspired by ArtistsJanuary 1, 2021
What New Year’s resolutions are you making as the strangest year in recent memory comes to a close? If you’re still unsure what (if anything) you want to resolve to do in 2021, why not try...
Written in the Stars: Zodiac in Medieval ArtDecember 14, 2020
Medieval Europeans believed that the movements of the sun, moon, stars, and planets directly affected their lives on earth. They practiced what we might today call astrology. Consequently, astronomical phenomena appear frequently in manuscripts and other...
Reviewing Virtual Mauritshuis, the Gigapixel ExperienceDecember 9, 2020
Upon launching its new Virtual Mauritshuis initiative on November 26, 2020, the Mauritshuis became the world’s first museum to offer a gigapixel virtual experience. Sixteen permanent exhibition galleries and all the artworks within them now appear...
Healing Violante Ferroni’s Paintings at San Giovanni di Dio HospitalDecember 5, 2020
In the mid-18th century, Florentine artist Violante Ferroni painted two large religious scenes for the atrium of San Giovanni di Dio hospital. Almost three centuries later, Advancing Women Artists (AWA), a Florence-based champion of historical women...
Landscape Painters, National Parks, and the American West in ArtNovember 12, 2020
The U.S. National Parks are natural and man-made monuments legally set aside for protection and public enjoyment. Yellowstone became the first National Park in 1872, while the park system as a whole began in 1916. Through...
The American Artist Who Loved Everything British: Edwin Austin Abbey’s Shakespeare PaintingsNovember 5, 2020
Painter and illustrator Austin Abbey was born in America, but he loved all things British, particularly the works of William Shakespeare. He illustrated many plays of the great English writer. Abbey’s Shakespeare paintings are gorgeous and...
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