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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…