Louisa Mahoney

Author

Louisa is a master's student in Art History at Sorbonne Université.

Articles by Louisa

Artist Stories

Stroll Through Paris with Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper is known as one of the premier recorders of American mid-century life. Or mid-century malaise might be a better way to put it:...

Louisa Mahoney 23 May 2024

Artist Stories

Joanna Hiffernan: Artist, Model and Whistler’s Muse

Joanna Hiffernan and James Abbott McNeill Whistler met in London in 1861. He instantly fell in love with her striking red hair and outspoken...

Louisa Mahoney 4 April 2024

Sport

Skiing in Art History

Artists have long captured the magic of snow. During the 19th century, when winter sports like skiing, skating, and sledding became more popular in...

Louisa Mahoney 31 January 2024

Ada Rybachuk, Volodymyr Melnychenko, illustration to Joauin Gutierrez’s Cocori, 1960, Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine Special

Ada Rybachuk – Ukrainian Painter of the Arctic Circle

Ada Rybachuk showcased the Arctic Circle to the rest of the world through her art. Rybachuk was a Ukrainian artist who spent years in the Arctic,...

Louisa Mahoney, 27 December 2023

Marsden Hartley, Canuck Yankee Lumberjack at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, 1940, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA. Detail. North American Art

Marsden Hartley: An Overlooked Modernist

Marsden Hartley was a ground-breaking modernist, ostracized from the art world at the height of his career. Today he remains sidelined as a...

Louisa Mahoney 11 October 2023

Norbertine von Bresslern-Roth, Zebera Finches Animals

The Magical Menagerie of Norbertine Bresslern-Roth

Always moving, impenetrable, and ephemeral, animals are among the most difficult subjects for an artist to depict. Using a new style of printmaking...

Louisa Mahoney 4 October 2023

Review

A New Guidebook for Artists and Art Lovers: The Oil Painter’s Color Handbook

As someone who spends a lot of time thinking about paintings, I still often lose sight of how they’re actually made. Theoretical and historical...

Louisa Mahoney 21 November 2022

Niki de Saint Phalle surrounded by her sculptures painting Le Monde, c. 1981. Photograph by Laurent Codominas © 2010 Niki Charitable Art Foundation. Courtesy of Opera Gallery. Detail. Review

Find Paradise with Niki de Saint Phalle: Paradis Retrouvé in Opera Gallery

This week marks the birthday of Niki de Saint Phalle, the Franco-American artist who died in 2002. To celebrate the occasion, I visited a new...

Louisa Mahoney 29 October 2022

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism: Joan Mitchell

A master of the New York School who expatriated to France, Joan Mitchell tirelessly explored new ways of expression and reinvented the landscape in...

Louisa Mahoney 15 October 2022

Book cover Review

Book Review: A History of the World (In Dingbats)

A History of the World (In Dingbats), David Byrne’s new book of illustrations, is a charming and hopeful look at the past, present, and possible...

Louisa Mahoney 20 June 2022