• 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…

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    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

    Mark Rothko

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    In honor of Mark Rothko’s birthday today, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share more about him and his work.  This artist may be most known for his large abstract paintings featuring gradations of color.  To be fully honest, his work hasn’t really spoken to me in…

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    Andy Warhol

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    In honor of Andy Warhol’s birthday earlier this month, I thought I would take the opportunity to share about him on this week’s blog.  Andy Warhol was a prolific artist, successful commercial illustrator, and pop icon.  It’s hard to talk about the pop art movement of the 1960’s without mentioning…

  • Art Event,  Art History,  Fun Fact Friday

    Fun Fact Friday: Glass Art

    Fun Fact Friday graphic. According to the archaeological evidence, the first man-made glass was in Eastern Mesopotamia and Egypt around 3500 BC.

    Glass art is fascinating and has been around for quite a long time.  This weekend is the Holiday Open House at Corning Museum of Glass.  If you’re anywhere in the area of Corning, New York you should stop by and check out the museum.  There’s always fun demos of the…

  • Art History

    Fun Fact Friday: Monet’s Color Shift

    Fun Fact Friday Graphic. After age 65 Claude Monet experienced changes in his perception of color. A shift in his use of color can be seen in his paintings during this time period.

    In honor of Claude Monet’s birthday earlier this week (November 14th), I thought it would be a good time to share a little bit more about him. As Monet got older he began to develop issues with his eyes.  Around age 65 (1905) he began experience changes in his perception…

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    Fun Fact Friday: The Etruscans and Sculpture

    Fun Fact Friday graphic - Etruscans broke away from the Greek tradition of idealized youthful bodies by sculpting more realistic mature versions of their subjects. This was also later seen in Roman sculpture.

    Happy Friday!  Did you know that the ancient civilization of the Etruscans is my favorite civilization?  If you answered no that means you probably haven’t been following along with my blog this past month.  You can go catch up over here. This week a little bit about their sculpture and how…