Kristin's a fan of tea, books, and cute animals. She studied art and the environment as an undergrad, and somehow ended up spending most of her time writing.
Articles by Kristin
Harriet Powers: A Black Female Folk Artist Who Regained Her Glory
For much of the 20th century, the work of Harriet Powers, an enslaved and later emancipated Black folk artist, was erased from the art historical...
Kristin Urban 25 February 2023
Creepy Art History: Bugs and Critters Hiding in Paintings
Creepy-crawlies: bugs, lizards, and insects. You either love them or hate them. But one place you may have thought they wouldn’t appear is in...
Kristin Urban 31 October 2020
The Ten Most Romantic Artworks About Love
Romantic artworks about love involve stolen kisses, intimate recollections, sleepy days, eternal devotion, and passionate embraces. They say love is...
Kristin Urban 24 August 2020
Painting of the Week: Jean-Léon Gérôme, Truth Coming Out of Her Well
A fair-skinned woman, nude. Mouth open in either shock, rage, or maybe even disgust, as she emerges from a well. One leg is already draped over the...
Kristin Urban 21 June 2020