Thomas Cole's The Past (1838) has recently taken hold of my imagination in a big way. This cheerful depiction of a medieval tournament is one of several delightful Cole paintings I've discovered through my newest research project. Here are my many thoughts on this delightful painting.
I visited the virtual American Art Fair on opening day. What did I think? Can the virtual experience compare to the live one? What artworks caught my eye? Find out here.
This week, I've written about two different kinds of American art for DailyArt Magazine - Winslow Homer at The Clark, and Native American drawings at the Frieze Viewing Room.
If you're interested in rare books, notable bibliophiles, awesome women, or African-American history, I recommend reading Heidi Ardizzone's biography of Belle da Costa Greene.
As a big fan of 19th-century African-American and Native-American sculptor Edmonia Lewis, I was excited to find out that she's now the subject of a new graphic novel, Seen: Edmonia Lewis. Thanks to publisher BOOM! Studios, I was able to read and review an advanced digital copy ahead of its September 2020 release.
The term contrapposto is often used when describing classical, Renaissance, and later paintings and sculptures. But what exactly is contrapposto?
Everybody is familiar with the Italian Renaissance because of artists like Leonardo da Vinci and artworks like the Sistine Chapel ceiling. This time and place includes some of the greatest household names in art history, as well as countless other artists of great merit. But do you know what the Italian Renaissance was all about and why it was so special? Find out in my brief guide for DailyArt Magazine.
Mary Cassatt wasn't the only American woman to play an important role in Impressionism. These three ladies may be less well-known, but each made her own important contribution to the Impressionist art movement here in America. Learn about them through my articles on DailyArt Magazine.
Learn about the beautiful Spanish churches used in the filming of the new Netflix series Warrior Nun.
Here's my guide to understanding all the controversy surrounding the recent decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.