Rachel Istvan

Articles by Rachel


21st century

Liza Lou Beading the World…One Tiny Bead at a Time

When I was in high school, my art teacher told the class to visit Liza Lou's art exhibit. I agreed and seriously it was one of the top five...

Rachel Istvan 13 October 2017

Artist Stories

Death by Art: the Untimely Death of Luis Jimenez

Creating art is not usually a very dangerous endeavor, but for Luis Jimenez it unfortunately was. This is the story of a misunderstood piece of art...

Rachel Istvan 6 October 2017

Art Forms

The Veiled Christ: Art or Alchemy?

[caption id="attachment_8350" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Giuseppe Sanmartino, The Veiled Christ, 1753, Sansevero Chapel[/caption] In the nave...

Rachel Istvan 17 January 2018

Periods

Graffiti, Subways, and Keith Haring

When Keith Haring moved from Pennsylvania to New York City to be an art student, he was inspired by the graffiti art that he saw covering subway cars...

Rachel Istvan 25 August 2017

20th century

FEAR NOT, When Jesus Tells You He is Coming, You Build Him a Throne

After receiving religious visions, James Hampton spent 14 years of his life preparing for Christ’s return to earth. When he died from stomach...

Rachel Istvan 4 August 2017

Museum Stories

Diego Rivera in Detroit – The Great Controversy

How do you get 10,000 people to visit an art museum on opening day during the Great Depression? You create a controversy or at lease encourage...

Rachel Istvan 20 July 2017

Expressionism

Why You May Not Have Heard of Clyfford Still

Abstract Expressionism is an American movement that included artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning. While you probably...

Rachel Istvan 3 July 2017