Rachel Witte

Author

Rachel is attempting to navigate this crazy world with her two kids, husband, a whole lot of coffee, and some good books in tow. She holds a Master's degree in Art History and a Bachelor's in History. When she's not writing, she can be found day dreaming about traveling to all of the art museums and coffee shops.  

Articles by Rachel

Art State of Mind

Language of Flowers: Hidden Messages in Flora

Nowadays we have social media, emails, and telephone calls. But a century ago, it was not quite as easy to get a message or love note across to...

Rachel Witte 28 February 2024

Quiz

QUIZ Manet vs Monet: Who Painted What?

Kate Wojtczak, Rachel Witte 23 January 2024

Contemporary Art

Famous Musicians Who Paint: Making Music and Art

Creatively speaking, the term “art” can mean many things. Whether it is music, writing, painting, sculpting, or drawing, it is all under...

Rachel Witte 8 January 2024

Literature

Middle Earth and Beyond in Art: Tolkien’s Illustrations

J.R.R. Tolkien’s written works have influenced many around the globe. However, perhaps less known than his books are his illustrations that he...

Rachel Witte 3 January 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels by Jean Fouquet

Gazing at this 15th-century masterpiece, you might mistake it for a contemporary creation. Vivid bursts of deep blue and red cherubs compose the...

Rachel Witte 26 December 2023

Art History 101

All You Need to Know About The Last Judgement by Michelangelo

There is a lot happening in this Sistine Chapel altar-wall fresco. Narratives within other narratives that contain enough imagery to last scholars a...

Rachel Witte 21 December 2023

Art History 101

Byzantine Icons: Everything You Need to Know

Byzantine icons are more of a prayer object than anything else. Though likened to idolatry, the icons mean more than what can be confined by that...

Rachel Witte 20 December 2023

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau: 10 Most Beautiful Buildings in the World

Art Nouveau was an international style in architecture and design that emerged in the late 19th century. With so many options to choose from, it is...

Rachel Witte 8 December 2023

North American Art

The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Thomas Nast’s Santa Claus

Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Old St. Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Papa Noel, Weihnachtsmann. Whatever your culture is, he is a man of many...

Rachel Witte 6 December 2023

Pop art

Connections Between Art and Advertising

Type the words “art in advertising” into your internet search bar and, more than likely, multiple sources on the topic will arise.

Rachel Witte 24 November 2023