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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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    Top 15 Christmas Artworks From Throughout History

    Top 15 christmas artworks from throughout history blog cover

    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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    Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol blog cover

    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…

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    Happy Birthday Michelangelo

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    Happy birthday to Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (better known as just Michelangelo) born this day in 1475! ​Michelangelo is considered one of the greatest artists of all time in Western Art.  He was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet who lived in the Republic of Florence during the High…

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    Who is your favorite artist?

    Tell Me Something Tuesday graphic - Who is your favorite artist? What do you like most about their work?

    My favorite is Vincent van Gogh. I’ve had a deep love of him since Elementary school when I saw Starry Night for the first time.  Something about the swirls around the stars spoke to me. My love of his work has only grown and developed since then.  I have always…

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    Happy Birthday Jackson Pollock

    Number 31 (1950), Jackson Pollock, MoMAHappy Birthday to Jackson Pollock, born this day back in 1912!   Jackson Pollock was an American painter who was part of the Abstract Expressionist movement.  It has taken a long time for me to appreciate his work (which is still an evolving process).  As a realist,…

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    Happy Birthday Mary Cassatt

    Mary Cassatt was an American painter born in Pennsylvania (near the Pittsburgh area) born May 22, 1844.  She was born to an upper middle class family who believed that travel was an essential part of learning about the world.  Mary was fortunate to be able to travel to Europe as part…

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    Happy Birthday Van Gogh

    Happy Birthday to my favorite artist, Vincent Van Gogh!  Born this day, March 30th, 1853.  Van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist who was known for his impasto swirls of bold colors.  I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Denver Art Museum’s special exhibit Becoming Van Gogh a few years…