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. When she's not being an art historian, she can usually be found ice skating and dancing. Visit her at A Scholarly Skater and The Art Museum Insider.

Articles by Alexandra

Art Travels

Seven Luminist Seascapes to Make You Want a Beach Vacation

If you still plan your summer vacations and a trip to the lake or the ocean isn’t on your schedule here are a few Luminist artworks that might...

Alexandra Kiely 28 May 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin

Here is a Masterpiece Story to honor our beloved cats. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin presents an imaginative interpretation of an...

Alexandra Kiely 27 May 2023

Museum Stories

Masterpieces from the Frick Collection

Housed in an elegant mansion, Frick Collection in New York features renowned works by celebrated artists such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Goya, Turner,...

Alexandra Kiely 18 May 2023

Quiz

QUIZ: Architecture for Beginners

Alexandra Kiely 15 May 2023

WTF Art History

Italian Artists with Food in Their Names

Italy is famous for its great food and great art, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there’s some overlap. No, I’m not talking...

Alexandra Kiely 13 May 2023

Academic Art

Six of the World’s Most Famous Art Academies

Have you ever wondered where the world’s most famous artists went to school? Many studied at one (or more) of these six art academies. The schools...

Alexandra Kiely 3 May 2023

Medieval Art

Ravenna’s Byzantine Treasures: Mosaics in San Vitale

The early medieval church of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy, is most famous for its spectacular mosaics. In a city full of rich, Byzantine-style...

Alexandra Kiely 1 May 2023

Literature

American Artist Who Loved Everything British: Edwin Austin Abbey’s Shakespeare Paintings

A painter and illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey was born in the US, but he loved all things British, particularly the works of William Shakespeare. He...

Alexandra Kiely 23 April 2023

See What You're Missing cover Review

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 20 April 2023

Baroque

Four Groundbreaking Buildings by Francesco Borromini

Francesco Borromini (1599-1667) was the most innovative and imaginative architect of the Italian Baroque tradition. Along with his contemporaries...

Alexandra Kiely 10 April 2023