Kelly Hill

Kelly Hill is a Humanities instructor at the University of Louisville. She holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University, and she loves Impressionist, Surrealist, and Abstract Expressionist art. She's been known to bore her friends and family with discussions about representations of gender in 19th century art. If she could only look at one painting for the rest of her life, it would be Degas’s The Star.

Articles by Kelly


Women Artists

Gerda Wegener: Art Deco Feminist

Today Gerda Wegener is best known for her lesbian and feminist art. She was also married to a trans woman, the landscape artist Lili Elbe. Their ...

Kelly Hill 28 August 2020

WTF Art History

5 Artists Who Likely Suffered From Syphilis

Also known as the French disease or great pox, syphilis was a common sexually transmitted disease in Europe in the 1800s. In fact, 10-15% of ...

Kelly Hill 31 July 2020

Impressionism

5 Things You Need to Know About Australian Impressionism

Australian Impressionism might not be as well known as its French counterpart, but this late 19th century art movement was important to the country. ...

Kelly Hill 11 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Vincent van Gogh, Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige)

In the mid 19th century, Japanese ports were suddenly opened up to international trade, and Europeans went crazy for Japanese culture and art, ...

Kelly Hill 10 May 2020

Women Artists

Anita Berber: Femme Fatale of the Weimar Republic

Born on 10 June, 1899 in Dresden Germany, Anita Berber shocked and entertained the cabaret and bourgeois crowd of the Weimar Republic right up to her ...

Kelly Hill 14 May 2020

Women Artists

Keeping up with the Boys: Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler

It’s often the men of Abstract Expressionism who are best known: Jackson Pollock and his famous “drip” technique; Willem de Kooning’s ...

Kelly Hill 29 April 2020

Erotica

The Scandalous Nudes of Gustave Courbet

In the 19th century, French painter and rebel Gustave Courbet generated outrage with his scandalous nudes. What exactly was so scandalous ...

Kelly Hill 1 May 2020