Alexandra Kiely

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Alexandra believes that enjoying the art of the past is the closest she can get to time travel, only much safer. Visit her at A Scholarly Skater.

Articles by Alexandra

Art Travels

Visit Parisian Landmarks in These 10 Gorgeous Paintings

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...

Alexandra Kiely 9 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton

Today’s Masterpiece Story is about Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton (1833-1905). Even though Boughton grew up in America, he was...

Alexandra Kiely 6 December 2023

Painting

Giovanni Boldini’s Beautiful Belles

Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) was a popular society portrait painter in turn-of-the-century France and England. His elegant portraits are still much...

Alexandra Kiely 5 December 2023

Medieval Art

The Unicorn Tapestries – Allegory of Christ, or a Happy Husband?

The Unicorn Tapestries are a set of medieval tapestries depicting a hunt for a unicorn, a popular motif at the time. They’re probably the most...

Alexandra Kiely 2 December 2023

Animals

Five Fun Facts About Gargoyles – Quirky Creatures of the Middle Ages and Beyond

Everybody loves gargoyles! I used to think I was alone in this, but I’ve come to learn that’s not at all true. In case any of you don’t know, a...

Alexandra Kiely 1 December 2023

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The Business of Tomorrow – A Biography of Harry Guggenheim

Dirk Smillie’s book, The Business of Tomorrow: The Visionary Life of Harry Guggenheim – From Aviation and Rocketry to the Creation of an Art...

Alexandra Kiely 22 November 2023

Art Travels

Around the World with a Painter: Frederic Edwin Church’s Travels

Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) was a true world traveler. In his lifetime, Church visited the Arctic, Mexico, South...

Alexandra Kiely 17 November 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Lighthouse at Honfleur by Georges Seurat

The Lighthouse at Honfleur is a Pointilist painting by the French artist Georges Seurat. Let’s learn a little more about what made his...

Alexandra Kiely 11 November 2023

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The Charming, Witty, Surprisingly Modern Art of Florine Stettheimer

American modernist Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944) created a joyful, Rococo-inspired aesthetic that was all her own. She depicted scenes of life...

Alexandra Kiely 6 November 2023

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Book Review: See What You’re Missing

See What You’re Missing: New Ways of Looking at the World Through Art, a new book by UK art expert and former Tate director Will Gompertz,...

Alexandra Kiely 4 November 2023