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Blazing Star (Mentzelia laevicaulis) Women Artists

Mary Vaux Walcott: An American Artist and Naturalist

An artist and naturalist, Mary Vaux Walcott was an extraordinary and accomplished woman. Sometimes called ” the Audubon of Botany”, she...

Alexandra Kiely 4 November 2021

North American Art

Welcome Autumn with Jasper Cropsey’s Colorful Landscape Paintings

Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900) was an American artist of the Hudson River School movement. He is often called “The Painter of Autumn”...

Alexandra Kiely 1 November 2021

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 11 October 2021

Museum Stories

The Best of North Carolina Museum of Art: Staff Picks

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is an art museum in Raleigh, North Carolina, housing a collection of works from antiquity to the present. Its...

Nicole Ganbold 29 September 2021

Museum Stories

Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary at North Carolina Museum of Art

Czech-born Alphonse Mucha was one of the most celebrated artists in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. As an influential force behind the Art...

Nicole Ganbold 20 September 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms by Pieter Aertsen

Pieter Aertsen’s Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms is an interesting painting as it provides a wonderful glimpse into the varied...

James W Singer 12 September 2021

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...

Candy Bedworth 4 September 2021

Photography

Theodore Marceau – The Genius Pioneer of Photographic Studios

Theodore Christopher Marceau (1859-1922) was an American photographer who pioneered the creation of a national chain of photographic studios in the...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 August 2021

Still Lifes Too Vivid to Be Real – Imagined Realism in Luigi Lucioni’s Art

For some people, realism is defined by painting what they see. For Luigi Lucioni, it meant painting what he thought was there. Luigi Lucioni’s...

Anthony de Feo 15 August 2021

Art Travels

Choose Your Destination: Best Vacation Spots for Art History Lovers

As we are all in the full swing of summer and ready to explore, we look at the best destinations to visit for art history lovers for holidays. Get...

Nina Relf 13 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Thomas Cole, The Architect’s Dream

The Architect’s Dream is an outstanding example of architectural genre. It was painted by American artist and founder of the Hudson River School Thomas Cole in 1840 for the New York architect Ithiel Town. The painting seamlessly stitches together Egyptian, Graeco-Roman and Gothic styles into a fantastical landscape.

Rucha Vijay Bodas 8 August 2021

The Perfect Birthday Party for Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol would have turned 93 today and would probably have thrown a giant party, since his Factory attracted socialites, drag queens, drug...

Magda Michalska 6 August 2021