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

Artist Stories

Broncia Koller-Pinell: An Artist Lost to Time

If you are like me, it is entirely probable that you have never heard of Broncia Koller-Pinell (1863–1934). It has nothing to do with the quality...

Rachel Witte 27 January 2023

History

The Unknown Illustrations by Edward Hopper

If you’ve seen the painting titled Nighthawks, chances are you are slightly familiar with the work of 20th-century American Realist artist,...

Rachel Witte 20 January 2023

Haarlem in the Dutch Golden Age: Frans Hals, Banquet of the Officers of the St Adrian Civic Guard (the Calivermen), 1627, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands. Baroque

4 Surprising Facts About Haarlem in the Dutch Golden Age

The city of Haarlem in the Netherlands was one of the flourishing art centers in the 16th and 17th century. Today, you can walk the streets of the...

Rachel Witte 13 January 2023

winter landscape paintings Camille Pissarro, The Louvre Under Snow, 1902, The National Gallery, London, UK. Painting

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Snowy Landscape Paintings to Enjoy

Snow. You either love it or hate it. Are you able to picture a fresh snowfall in your mind? Or is it falling outside your window as you read this...

Rachel Witte 23 December 2022

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 2022

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 25 November 2022

Theater & Cinema

What Did Avant-Garde Artists from Midnight in Paris Look Like in Real Life?

In Woody Allen’s 2011 film, Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson plays a nostalgic screenwriter who somehow finds himself transported back in time to...

Rachel Witte 19 November 2022

Theater & Cinema

What Did Belle Époque Artists from Midnight in Paris Look Like in Real Life?

In Woody Allen’s 2011 Midnight in Paris, the main character, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself transported back in time to Paris from the...

Rachel Witte 19 November 2022

Painting

Cute Babies in Art: From Rubens to Cassatt

Who doesn’t like a cute baby? Lucky for us, history is full of cute babies in art. And while we could dedicate one whole article to babies in Mary...

Rachel Witte 13 November 2022

Art History 101

What Is Queer Art?

The nature and purpose of queer art is not something that can be answered with just one article. We learn about queer art in college courses, it is...

Rachel Witte 7 November 2022