Stories By Alexandra Kiely
Six of the World’s Most Famous Art AcademiesSeptember 4, 2020
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 on this list have trained the most famous painters, sculptors,...
Art History 101
Contrapposto 101 – It’s All in the PoseAugust 31, 2020
If you are taking an introductory art history course in school this semester, you’ll soon be talking a lot about contrapposto. I remember hearing this term constantly when I was a freshman art history student. (Good...
Art History 101
The Italian Renaissance: A Brief GuideAugust 22, 2020
To the general public, the Italian Renaissance is the pinnacle of art history. More than five hundred years on, it’s still the subject of blockbuster exhibitions and record auction prices all over the world. Many people...
Beyond Madame X: Portraits by John Singer SargentAugust 11, 2020
John Singer Sargent is one of art history’s most famous portrait painters. He was born in Italy to American parents and received his formal artistic training in Paris, where he quickly became successful at the all-important...
Painting of the Week: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John WeguelinAugust 9, 2020
Here is a Painting of the Week to honor our recent cat theme. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat presents an imaginative interpretation of an ancient Egyptian cat burial. Ancient Egypt and Cats Many people are...
Louisine Havemeyer and Her Modern Art CollectionJuly 28, 2020
A great, pioneering art collector, Louisine Havemeyer (1855-1929), was the first American to patronize the French Impressionists. Together with her husband Harry, Louisine created a massive collection that included all kind of world-class artworks. Louisine Havemeyer...
Hagia Sophia Becomes a Mosque – What You Need to KnowJuly 23, 2020
According to recent news, the President of Turkey has converted Istanbul’s famous Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. His decision is highly controversial, given Hagia Sophia’s reputation as a major monument of human history. Here is...
Masterpieces from the Frick CollectionJuly 12, 2020
The Frick Collection in New York is one of my favorite art museums! In honor of DailyArt Magazine’s July 2020 collaboration with this illustrious institution, enjoy ten of its most celebrated masterpieces. The Flagellation of Christ...
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...
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