Stories By Alexandra Kiely
Angelica Kauffman – Paintings by the Queen of Neoclassical ArtJuly 4, 2020
Swiss artist Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) was one of the greats amongst the Neoclassical artists. Through her portraits and history paintings, she became one of the most successful artists of 18th-century Europe. Now is a good time...
Around the World With a Painter: Frederic Edwin Church’s TravelsJune 25, 2020
Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) was a true world traveler. In his lifetime, Church visited the Arctic, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East. He painted gorgeous landscape scenes based...
Everything You Need to Know About PrimitivismJune 10, 2020
Primitivism was a facet of Modern art inspired by the works of untrained artists in non-industrialized societies, namely tribal Africa and Oceania. Although it was not itself a fully-fledged artistic style, Primitivism inspired many of the...
Julia Morgan, America’s First Successful Female ArchitectJune 5, 2020
America’s first successful female architect, Julia Morgan ran her own architectural firm for almost half a century. Although best known as the designer of Hearst Castle, she also created hundreds of other buildings. This is her...
Art-Inspired Floral Designs at the San Diego Museum of ArtMay 8, 2020
Every year since 1981, the San Diego Museum of Art has set aside a spring weekend for Art Alive, an exhibition of art-inspired floral designs. For Art Alive, floral designers create artistic flower arrangements inspired by...
Art in the Mail: Wisława Szymborska’s Cut-and-Paste PostcardsApril 16, 2020
Wisława Szymborska (1923-2012) was a Nobel Prize-winning Polish poet, but she was also an occasional artist. Her main medium was quirky cut-and-paste postcards (or wyklejanki) that she would create once a year and send to family...
Notre-Dame de Paris – One Year LaterApril 15, 2020
On April 15, 2019, the world watched in horror as fire swept through the famous cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. For several heartbreaking hours, it seemed likely that this beloved church would be destroyed. In the...
Art State of Mind
Teach Kids About Art During QuarantineApril 14, 2020
All over the world, children are home from school for as long as quarantine lasts. Since it is never too early to cultivate a (hopefully) lifelong love of art, this is a perfect time to introduce...
Museums And Exhibitions
150 Years of the Metropolitan Museum of ArtApril 13, 2020
It’s time to celebrate 150 years of the Met! The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is America’s largest and most important art museum. It’s also one the most significant museums in the whole...
The Unicorn Tapestries – Allegory of Christ, or a Happy Husband?April 9, 2020
The Unicorn Tapestries are a set of medieval tapestries depicting the hunt for a unicorn. They’re probably the most famous tapestries ever, and they’re definitely among the most famous medieval artworks. The Unicorn Tapestries include seven...
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