I recently enjoyed a half-hour video tour of the National Gallery's Artemisia exhibition, narrated by curator Letizia Treves. Here's why I think the video is worth the £8.00 viewing price.
Questroyal Fine Art, one of the best galleries for American paintings, recently asked me to write a guest post for its blog. I chose to talk about the gallery's recent acquisition - a New York City snow scene by Guy C. Wiggins. I love Wiggins and don't get to enjoy his work nearly often enough.*… Continue reading Winter at 57th St and 5th Avenue by Guy C. Wiggins at Questroyal Fine Art
Read about five 19th-century artists whose paintings and photographs raised support for creating the U.S. National Parks System.
This is my experience viewing TEFAF Online. This art fair has a little bit of everything, as well as the unique twist of only showing one object per gallery.
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?