North American Art

Art History 101

Abstract Expressionism 101: Everything You Need To Know

Abstract Expressionism is an art movement that emerged in the USA in the 1940s and 1950s. Some of its most prominent artists are Jackson Pollock,...

Errika Gerakiti 27 April 2021

Interview

The Story of Norman Rockwell’s Forgotten Model

Much has been written about many of Norman Rockwell’s neighbors who posed as models for his many illustrations and Saturday Evening Post covers.

Guest Profile 27 March 2021

Pop art

Corita Kent: Pop Art Nun

Corita Kent was an artist, an educator, and a Roman Catholic nun. She created bold, colourful pop art posters to confront social...

Candy Bedworth 28 January 2021

North American Art

Eyewitness to Space: The NASA Art Program

Did you know that NASA has quite a unique art collection and that they used to commission artists to document its missions and projects? Let us take...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 18 December 2020

Art History 101

Pop Art 101: Everything You Need to Know

Everyone is familiar with Pop Art and everyone can recognize its most iconic artists and artworks. Cartoon characters, food, everyday products, are...

Errika Gerakiti 28 November 2020

Women Artists

Michael West, Woman Artist Excluded from the Ab-E Gang

The American art world in the era of the post war boom of Abstract Expressionism was definitely male-oriented. And the career of Corinne Michelle...

Magda Michalska 12 November 2020

Architecture

American Gothic Revival Highlights: Duke Chapel, North Carolina

The Duke University Chapel is a prime example of Collegiate Gothic architecture in the United States. It is also one of the most beautiful buildings...

Maya Tola 27 August 2020

Contemporary Art

Pink Unicorns, Cowboys and Candy Clouds: Welcome to Will Cotton’s Own Wild West

New York-based artist Will Cotton is widely known for his distinctive iconography and style. Even those uninterested in art will recognize his candy...

Yasmin Ozkan 28 June 2020

Women Artists

Keeping up with the Boys: Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler

It’s often the men of Abstract Expressionism who are best known: Jackson Pollock and his famous “drip” technique; Willem de Kooning’s...

Kelly Hill 29 April 2020

North American Art

African American Visual Artists in North Carolina

Today American Black History Month comes to an end. Are you curious about African American artists from, or working in the state of North Carolina?...

Rachel Witte 29 February 2020

Women Artists

Lee Krasner and the Art of Starting Over

Lee Krasner’s name has become much more widely known in recent years. Often referred to as the wife of Jackson Pollock, she was, of course, a great...

Candy Bedworth 11 June 2019

Women Artists

Remembering Alma Thomas

Abstract Expressionism was a movement dominated by male artists. Painters such as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning have held centre...

Heather Johnson 15 February 2019