• Art History

    Happy Birthday Monet!

    Happy Birthday Monet blog cover

    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

    Happy Birthday Michelangelo

    Happy Birthday Michelangelo graphic

    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…

  • Art History

    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…

  • Art History

    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…

  • Art History

    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…

  • Painting Series

    Twenty-Nine Project

    Today is the first anniversary of finishing (and second anniversary from starting) my Twenty-Nine Project.  Can you believe how fast time has flown by?  Twenty-Nine is a daily art project which I began on my 29th birthday and continue through the last year of my twenties.   For each day…

  • Art History

    Happy Birthday Renoir

    In honor of French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s birthday, here is a little bit about him and his accomplishments! Claude Monet Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil (1873) Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born this day, February 25, 1841.  He lived until the age of 78, however if still alive today he would be 176!…

  • Art History

    Happy Birthday Manet

    Today would have been French painter Edouard Manet’s birthday.  Edouard Manet – not to be confused with fellow Impressionist Claude Monet – was part of the impressionist movement.  Impressionism is one of my favorite artistic movements. In celebration of Manet’s birthday, here are some facts this artist:  ​ He was…

  • Art History

    Happy Birthday Monet

    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 last spring in Buffalo.  You can read more about the experience here.  To celebrate, some quick fun facts about Claude Monet: Claude Monet was…