Stories By Alexandra Kiely
Painting of the Week: Albert Bierstadt, Sunlight and ShadowMay 27, 2018
Sunlight and Shadow is a beautiful painting made by Albert Bierstadt in 1862. It shows a chapel at the Castle of Lowenburg, in Wilhelmshöhe, Germany. However, the real subject of the painting seems to be the beautiful...
Our Dad is an Artist: Thomas Gainsborough’s DaughtersMay 14, 2018
British portrait and landscape painter Thomas Gainsborough was born on this day in 1727. Happy Birthday, Thomas! To celebrate, let’s talk about a topic that was very important to him – his daughters Mary and Margaret....
The American Artist Who Loved Everything British: Edwin Austin Abbey’s Shakespeare PaintingsApril 14, 2018
Painter and illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911) was born in America, but he spent most of his career in England. He loved all things British, particularly the works of William Shakespeare. Abbey first visited England in...
Explore the Unknown World of Klimt’s LandscapesMarch 23, 2018
When you think of Gustav Klimt, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably thought of his portraits and other people paintings. You might not realize that he also...
Charles Santore Exhibition at Woodmere Art MuseumMarch 12, 2018
Charles Santore is an American illustrator of magazines, advertisements, and books. He’s had a successful career working on magazine covers like TV Guide and Life, national advertisement campaigns, and illustrations for beloved stories like Alice in...
The Real Story of the Goddess GifsJanuary 27, 2018
People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – twenty-four ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the gifs for one of her projects (you can see them here). They’re fun, clever, and a bit inappropriate,...
The Beautiful Portraiture of Cecilia BeauxJanuary 9, 2018
Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) is the most important American society painter that you probably have never heard of. She was a popular artist and a highly-respected teacher, but she isn’t well known today. Let’s change that and...
Visit Parisian Landmarks In These Ten Gorgeous PaintingsDecember 1, 2017
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 with some help from great artists. So, let’s look...
Beyond Madame X: Portraits by John Singer SargentNovember 4, 2017
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...
Giovanni Boldini’s Beautiful BellesOctober 9, 2017
Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) was a popular society portrait painter in turn-of-the-century France and England. His elegant portraits are still much appreciated today. He is best known for depicting gorgeous and fashionable women – mostly socialites, noble...
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