North American Art

“Fair Charlotte” (1961), two orbs galvanized by a very pushy background of egg-yolk yellow.Credit...Estate of Jules Olitski/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Yares Art Art History 101

All You Need to Know About Color Field Painting

Ready for a rollercoaster ride through the world of color field painting? Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a long and wild ride! This article...

Candy Bedworth 25 September 2023

Karl Benjamin, Easter, 1957, private collection. North American Art

The Birth of Cool: Hard-Edge Paintings by Karl Benjamin

Could a painting style capture the aesthetic of an entire era? Could it give form to the bouncy, cool optimism of post-bebop jazz music? Karl...

Julia Bourbois 25 September 2023

Photograph of Vinnie Ream taken between 1866 and 1876. Source. Detail. Women Artists

Vinnie Ream: Should a Teenage Girl Sculpt Abraham Lincoln?

Vinnie Ream became the first woman to win a US government commission for a statue in 1866—at the age of 18! She created a life-sized figure of...

Kathie Manthorne 18 September 2023

Women Artists

Emma Amos: The Story of Postmodernist African-American Artist

Emma Amos (1937-2020) was a postmodernist artist whose thought-provoking works have left an indelible mark on the art world. Amos emerged as a...

Arianna Richetti 18 September 2023

Prehistoric Art

Lower Pecos Rock Art: Prehistoric Painting in North America

On the Texas-Mexico border, there are treasures of prehistoric art: hundreds of painted caves and rock shelters dating as early as 2000 BCE. Filled...

Alexandra Kiely 12 September 2023

Klaire Lockheart, Brodalisque of Urbino 2021 Interview

Interview with Klaire Lockheart: Post-Apocalyptic Feminist Artist

Candy Bedworth explores feminism, colonialism and orientalism with American artist Klaire Lockheart. All this whilst wearing post-apocalyptic costumes.

Candy Bedworth 3 September 2023

Venice in art: Claude Monet, Grand Canal, Venice, 1908, Museum of Fine Arts,Boston Art Travels

Venice by Famous Artists

Venice is hands down one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Every nook and cranny looks like a theater or a movie set. It is no wonder that...

Anastasia Manioudaki 27 August 2023

Ida Rubinstein and Romaine Brooks Love Story

The Love of Ida Rubinstein and Romaine Brooks

Being a bisexual woman at the beginning of the 20th century was difficult. They were looked down on, they were scorned and discussed behind their...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2023

Women Artists

Lee Miller – Photographer of the Extremes

Lee Miller (1907-1977) was a fashion and war photographer, a model, a muse, and a gourmet cook. She lived life to the fullest with all its bright and...

Joanna Kaszubowska 14 August 2023

Women Artists

Alice Neel: The Story of Defying Convention

Today, Alice Neel is considered one of the greatest portrait painters of the 20th century. As she usually painted her friends, family, neighbors, and...

Gokce Dyson 13 August 2023

Review

Paintings at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

Exhibition review of "Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting" at the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian

Jennifer S. Musawwir 9 August 2023

Artist Stories

The Andy Warhol Diaries: Artistic Collaborations

Love him or hate him, Warhol’s art is notable for his use of mass production and pop culture. As Christopher Makos said in a 2011 interview...

Rachel Witte 6 August 2023