Stories By Alexandra Kiely
Five Fun Facts About Gargoyles – Quirky Creatures of the Middle Ages and BeyondMarch 2, 2019
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 gargoyle is a carved human, animal,...
Painting of the Week: Giovanni Panini, Interior of a Picture Gallery with the Collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti GonzagaFebruary 24, 2019
This painting shows a truly spectacular assembly of artworks. Would you be surprised or excited to learn that it was once somebody’s real art collection? All these paintings belonged to Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga (1690-1756), a...
The Complicated Meaning and Mysterious Origin of The Cloisters CrossJanuary 19, 2019
The Cloisters Cross is a beautiful English Romanesque walrus ivory cross, likely dating to the middle of the 12th century. From the moment it reappeared in the mid-20th century, art historians have considered it to be...
Special Occasion And News
A Tribute to Sister Wendy Beckett – Art Historian, Nun, and TV PersonalityJanuary 11, 2019
Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) was probably the world’s most unconventional art historian. She was a Carmelite nun who spent most of her life observing a vow of solitude in an English convent. She lived in a...
The Crazy and Colorful World of Florine Stettheimer’s PaintingsDecember 21, 2018
For an art-viewing experience unlike any other, enjoy the paintings of Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944). The daughter of a wealthy German-Jewish family in New York, Stettheimer created an aesthetic that was all her own. She depicted modern...
Painting of the Week
Georges Seurat, The Lighthouse at HonfleurDecember 2, 2018
Our Painting of the Week is The Lighthouse at Honfleur by Georges Seurat. Since December 2 is Seurat’s birthday, let’s learn a little more about what made his paintings so unique. The first thing you’ll probably...
The Surprising Career of Lavinia Fontana: Painter of Popes, Nudes, and NoblewomenNovember 23, 2018
There weren’t very many women able to become successful artists in Renaissance Europe. There were probably more than most people think, and we try here at DailyArt to write about them as often as we can....
Painting of the Week
George Henry Boughton, Pilgrims Going to ChurchNovember 10, 2018
This week’s painting is Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton (1833-1905). Even though Boughton grew up in America, he was born in England and spent most of his career working in England. However, he became well...
What I Learned About Fabergé Easter Eggs While on VacationNovember 3, 2018
During my recent vacation, I got an unexpected treat – the opportunity to see two amazing collections of Fabergé Easter eggs in two days. One collection was at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond,...
Museums And Exhibitions
Chihuly Glass at Biltmore Estate – A Spectacular Garden ExhibitionOctober 2, 2018
While on vacation this past week, I got to see a real treat – an exhibition of Chihuly glass at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) is an American glass artist best...
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