Stories By Alexandra Kiely
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...
Native American Art from Donald Ellis Gallery at the Frieze Viewing RoomOctober 8, 2020
Donald Ellis Gallery, a New York-based dealer of Native American art, will show Native American drawings and other artworks in the Frieze Viewing Room, opening tomorrow. This online exhibition will offer art fair visitors a window...
Winslow Homer – Painter of AmericaOctober 6, 2020
From soldiers to frolicking schoolchildren and New England fishing communities, Winslow Homer depicted American life. His works present un-idealized, yet visually-stunning views of the nation after its brutal Civil War. Our October partner, The Clark Art...
The Best Autumn Foods in Still-Life PaintingsSeptember 26, 2020
I love everything about autumn – the cool, crisp air, the warm sweaters, the sense that the holiday season will soon arrive. But most of all, I love autumn food! In my humble opinion, no time...
Painting of the Week: Fede Galizia, A Glass Compote with Peaches, Jasmine Flowers, Quinces and a GrasshopperSeptember 6, 2020
Fede Galizia’s beautiful A Glass Compote with Peaches, Jasmine Flowers, Quinces and a Grasshopper is one of Italy’s first-ever still life paintings. Galizia was a pioneer in the still life genre, but few know her name...
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...
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