Angelica Kauffmann RA, 1741–1807, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–81), Self Portrait, undated, Graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1977.14.5552. I just love Angelica Kauffman's art, and I adore writing about her. Kauffman (1741-1807) was a master of Neo-Classical history painting - one of the only… Continue reading The Art of Angelica Kauffman
In time for DailyArt Magazine's travel-themed week, I put together a world tour based on paintings by one of my favorite artists, Frederic Edwin Church. Enjoy the journey!
Turner's large watercolor The Great Falls of the Reichenbach appeared in a 2012 episode of BBC's television series Sherlock. Learn why this choice was so incredibly fitting.
Julia Morgan was the first successful female architect in the Unites States. She designed over 700 structures and is best known for the fantastic Hearst Castle complex in California. Please enjoy my lengthy and well-researched article to discover her empowering and impressive story.
After enjoying a video tour of Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature and Culture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, I spoke to the show's curator, Dr. Eleanor Harvey Jones about Alexander von Humboldt and his vast impact on American art.
Edith Standen was a British-American art historian and monuments officer during World War Two. She later worked for the Met, where she became a textiles expert. This is her story.
I wasn't a big art lover as a child, but there's no reason other kids won't be. Here are my ideas for how to introduce children to art history.
It has been exactly one year since the horrible fire that almost destroyed the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. My article for DailyArt Magazine aims to be a balanced assessment of Notre-Dame's current status and also my celebration that the cathedral still stands on the first anniversary of its near destruction.
Here is a brief selection of knights in artwork from the 11th to 19th centuries. It is so interested to notice how images of medeival knights have changed over that time period.
After visiting the Met Cloisters most recently in July 2018, I wrote about the Unicorn Tapestries and some of the Cloisters' other great medieval treasures for DailyArt Magazine. Read them all through these links.