• Art History

    Happy Birthday Edouard Manet

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    Happy Birthday to Edouard Manet, born January 23th 1832!  Edouard Manet (not to be confused with his friend Claude Monet) was considered the Father of Modernism as his style bridged the transition from realism to impressionism.   Self Portrait with Palette, Edouard Manet, 1879 The Spanish Singer, Edouard Manet, 1860 Early…

  • Art History

    Happy Birthday Berthe Morisot

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    Happy (belated) Birthday to Berthe Morisot, born January 14th 1841!  I was excited to learn more about this artist – she is one that I had run across several times while reading and researching other Impressionists, but it was nice to finally focus completely on her and her art. Self…

  • Art History

    15 Christmas Artworks From Throughout History

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    As the holiday is approaching, I thought I’d share one of my favorite blog posts from a couple years ago.  It’s interesting to see how the holiday has been depicted throughout the years in art.  Do you have a favorite? Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today!  I searched the interwebs…

  • Art History

    Happy Birthday Edvard Munch

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    Happy Birthday to Edvard Munch, born December 12th 1863!  As I was researching for today’s post, I quickly realized how little I knew about Edvard Munch’s life and the depth of his art.  He’s most known for his painting “The Scream” but his catalog of art is much greater than…

  • Art History

    Happy Birthday Monet!

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    Did you know that today is one of my favorite artists’ birthday?  I had the awesome opportunity to view many of his paintings and inspirations in person a few years ago in Buffalo.  You can read more about the experience here.   To celebrate his birthday, here are some quick fun facts…

  • Art History

    Top 15 Christmas Artworks From Throughout History

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    As an artist (and person in general) the weeks leading up to Christmas tend to be the busiest with making sure everything is ready to go on time.  This year I’m being especially mindful of simplifying and slowing down compared to last years.  While I’m working on other things, here’s…

  • Art History

    Landscape With Rainbow

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    By now you’ve probably listened to the moving words by Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, engaged in a game of real life Where’s Waldo with Bernie and his Mittens throughout your social media feeds, and enjoyed the monochronic fashions of the day.  The arts definitely continue to be a big…

  • Art History

    Top 15 Christmas Artworks From Throughout History

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    Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today!  I searched the interwebs for Christmas art to share with you today and I ended up finding TONS!  After retrieving myself from various rabbit holes, I’m sharing 15 favorites from the ones that I found.  1. The Nativity by Martin Schongauer (1435-1491) 1435–1491, The…

  • Art History

    A Look at Indigenous Art

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    I recently finished auditing a 12 week course through the University of Alberta called Indigenous Canada and during the last module of the class they mentioned an artist named Daphne Odjig.  I thought as I research her a little more to learn about her and her art, that I would…

  • Art History,  Life

    Spontaneous Collaborative Art

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    Photo by @alexis_delilah via @cleowade I wanted to share with you one of the coolest pieces of collaborative art that I’ve ever seen that is happening right now. This 60 foot sculpture of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia unveiled on May 29, 1890 is currently scheduled to be…